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Posted at 5:30 PM ET, 01/14/2011

Open thread: Capitals vs. Canucks

By Washington Post Sports Editors

logologoThe Washington Capitals are back at Verizon Center and host the league-best Vancouver Canucks tonight.

Faceoff: 7 p.m.; TV: CSN, NHLN; Radio: 1500 AM

Update: 6:36 p.m.
Based on warm up here's what the lineup should look like against the Canucks:

Forwards
Ovechkin-Backstrom-Fehr
Laich-Johansson-Knuble
Chimera-Perreault-Beagle
Hendricks-Steckel-Gordon

Defense
Hannan-Green
Alzner-Carlson
Erskine-Schultz

Goal
Varlamov
Neuvirth

Scratches: Tom Poti, Alexander Semin and Tyler Sloan.

By Washington Post Sports Editors  | January 14, 2011; 5:30 PM ET
Categories:  Lineups, Vancouver Canucks  
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Comments

Open Thread already? How excited. Go CAPS!!! Give the Canucks some Capital Punishment!!!

Posted by: instinct227 | January 14, 2011 6:10 PM | Report abuse

I can predict the future, Canucks 2 Caps 0 10 mins into the game.

Posted by: DCFanatic | January 14, 2011 6:40 PM | Report abuse

Bad turnover by Backstrom, leading to that 2 on 1. Canucks 1-0.

Posted by: festus75 | January 14, 2011 6:42 PM | Report abuse

Caps can't keep getting into this penalty trouble and allowing these 5 on 3's. Canucks 2-0.

Posted by: festus75 | January 14, 2011 6:43 PM | Report abuse

Finally, a power play goal! Great shot by Carlson at the point. 2-1 Canucks.

Posted by: festus75 | January 14, 2011 6:45 PM | Report abuse

Good sequence by the Caps, but they can't penatrate Luongo. Jus another Hot Goalie.

Posted by: festus75 | January 14, 2011 6:48 PM | Report abuse

Oh no, another breakaway. No way Neuvirth could stop that one. Where was the D? 3-1 Canucks.

Posted by: festus75 | January 14, 2011 6:51 PM | Report abuse

Another ugly goal. Looks like the CAPS are going into 'pacing themselves' mode, resting for the playoffs. Canucks 4-1.

Posted by: festus75 | January 14, 2011 6:53 PM | Report abuse

It's going to be another depressing night watching the Caps get behind by 2 or 3 fluke goals again while sleep walking until the middle of the second period. Please surprise me with a dominating win with Ovechkin, Backstrom, Green and Knuble scoring at least 2 points each; just like the good o' days (e.g. last year).

Posted by: JohnWWW | January 14, 2011 6:54 PM | Report abuse

I like this game.

Green gets casual and cute with the puck in the d-zone and gives it away.

Hannan has a chance to knock the guy off the puck but instead backs away, providing a perfect screen for the shooter.

The puck rings off the post so everybody forgets about it in their postgame evaluations.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 7:03 PM | Report abuse

Over/Under on Ovechin tonight: broken sticks (2); dives (3); shots off goal (10); puck whiffs (3); staying on ice too long on PP (5); goals scored (0).

Posted by: dull | January 14, 2011 7:07 PM | Report abuse

Early in a shift, Ovechkin gets the puck in the neutral zone.

He has plenty of space to carry it in the o-zone even though their are 2 defenders back for Vancouver.

Knuble is on the far side of the ice just a little behind the play and Backstrom is trailing a little further back.

Instead of moving the puck to space and waiting for his linemates so they can create sustained presssure, he tries to force a bad shot that gets easily deflected and VAN regains possession.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 7:08 PM | Report abuse

Look how the skill guys cycle the puck.

Chicago does that well, too.

Then watch how 8 makes it impossible for the top line to do that consistently.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 7:13 PM | Report abuse

hot goalie stops backstrom

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | January 14, 2011 7:13 PM | Report abuse

Good for Hendricks. Deserving.

Man, the Sedins are brilliant though.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 7:17 PM | Report abuse

well - a couple of you were wrong - i guess that is a good thing
way to go hendricks!!

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | January 14, 2011 7:17 PM | Report abuse

I am wrong! I am wrong! Keep the pedal on the medal! More!

Posted by: JohnWWW | January 14, 2011 7:18 PM | Report abuse

Alright, Henny. Set the tone. Come on guys some positives with the negatives. Let's hear one for the goal!

Posted by: nicety251 | January 14, 2011 7:18 PM | Report abuse

green pulled an ovi and tripped over his own skates

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | January 14, 2011 7:21 PM | Report abuse

Despite our good scoring chances, VAN has dominated early.

1-1.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 7:23 PM | Report abuse

Schultz did a good job there boxing out the forward out of Varly's crease, despite the puck still finding net.

Posted by: richmondphil2 | January 14, 2011 7:26 PM | Report abuse

VAN executes with the puck better individually and as a team in all 3 zones.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 7:26 PM | Report abuse

Not a lot of time spent in the offensive zone. Caps have been looking better this first period than the last two games though.

Posted by: LloydChristmas | January 14, 2011 7:27 PM | Report abuse

Horrible turnover by Carlson...

Posted by: richmondphil2 | January 14, 2011 7:30 PM | Report abuse

that was cute watching erskine hold up his stick like he was calling for a pass from backstrom

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | January 14, 2011 7:31 PM | Report abuse

Canucks are way better at playing the man than we are. It's hard to get passed them.

Posted by: LloydChristmas | January 14, 2011 7:32 PM | Report abuse

Total domination by VAN!

Posted by: CAPSHOCKEY2 | January 14, 2011 7:32 PM | Report abuse

Schultz with plenty of time and space but can't execute a simple pass off the boards.

Turns it over and then gets skated around with ease.

Carlson got mugged moments earlier.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 7:32 PM | Report abuse

VAN creating golden chances with relative ease even when they don't have numbers, not to mention the 2-on-1s.

The Caps had a few golden chances early, too, but it's largely been all VAN in terms of puck possession.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 7:34 PM | Report abuse

Haha, I wonder what the exchange between Luongo and Ovi there was.

Posted by: richmondphil2 | January 14, 2011 7:35 PM | Report abuse

The difference between Mike Green this year and last year couple of years were apparent early in this game.

Mike Green not shooting when he was given BEAUTIFUL open pass from Ovi...2010-2011 Green.

Edler One Timing a beautiful pass from the point which goes in past a blocked Varly...Green of the past.

Too many times this team simply too tentative r wants to make to beautiful goal instead of just putting the dang puck on the net!!?!?!

Come on guys...LET'S GO CAPS!!!!

Posted by: dglelite | January 14, 2011 7:35 PM | Report abuse

If VAN is able to continue outworking us late in the game, that would be pretty sad.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 7:37 PM | Report abuse

You can't blame Green for not one-timing that, he had tons of space. I would've gained more space before shooting myself. However, there really is no excuse for not even getting a shot off. Too much fancy pants.

Posted by: richmondphil2 | January 14, 2011 7:37 PM | Report abuse

richmondphil2 - Definitely too much fancy pants.

But Mike Green should have taken that shot because hehad people in front of the net waiting for a rebound and distract Luongo.

Think it is great that Hendricks got the goal...because he is definitely one that is constantly working hard! Hope we get him signed for a couple of years.

Posted by: dglelite | January 14, 2011 7:44 PM | Report abuse

richmondphil2 - Definitely too much fancy pants.

But Mike Green should have taken that shot because hehad people in front of the net waiting for a rebound and distract Luongo.

Think it is great that Hendricks got the goal...because he is definitely one that is constantly working hard! Hope we get him signed for a couple of years.

Posted by: dglelite | January 14, 2011 7:45 PM | Report abuse

That was a relatively strong period for the Caps and the ice was still tilted in favor of VAN.

We had some Grade A scoring chances early though. Let's see if VAN gives up anything else like that.

This is their 2nd game on the road of a b2b. If they continue outskating/outworking us, we have real issues, esp. after coming off a big game where we got dominated by TB.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 7:45 PM | Report abuse

As some of you have said, that was about as strong of a period as the Caps have played in a while, and even though VAN should have tired legs, I have a feeling we'll have to be even better in the next two periods to win this game. At a minimum, they can't be any worse.

We need to make better and quicker decisions and get in sync. You really see how quickly a team like VAN thinks and executes in all 3 zones. They are kind of a step ahead of us and dictating the play and tempo. It'd be nice of the Caps could do more of that to opponents.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 7:51 PM | Report abuse

They roughly doubled us up in shots and scoring chances.

More than doubled up on scoring chances actually despite those surprising breakaways we generated early.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 7:53 PM | Report abuse

Alzner still has a way to go but I've been pretty impressed with his play over the past month or so.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 7:57 PM | Report abuse

even though VAN should have tired legs

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 7:51 PM

then i'm gonna guess that the entire van team skipped their optional skate this morning

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | January 14, 2011 8:00 PM | Report abuse

Ehrhoff (sp?) njust bullied Steckel off the puck along the wall.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 8:01 PM | Report abuse

Bears are at Adirondack Phantoms [Flyers] tonight. 1-0 Bears, end of the first. Goal by Zach Miskovic. Dany Sabourin in goal for the Bears. Leighton in goal for Phantoms.

Posted by: tess2201 | January 14, 2011 8:04 PM | Report abuse

Gordon and Steckel both struggle to get good clears, both nearly turning the puck over.

And... goal.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 8:05 PM | Report abuse

erskine was just muscled off of the puck behind the goal line

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | January 14, 2011 8:06 PM | Report abuse

Pace yourself boys, pace yourself. F@#$ing Losers.

Posted by: festus75 | January 14, 2011 8:06 PM | Report abuse

Steckel's been good lately but his lack of quickness gets exposed at times, esp. on the PK. It's hard from him to change directions and apply consistent pressure on the point at times.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 8:07 PM | Report abuse

Steckel pussied that block attempt on the power play instead of laying out and giving everything he could to block that puck.

Puck should have never gotten to Varly.

As a result of poor penalty killing and a superior power play of Vancouver...2-1

Posted by: dglelite | January 14, 2011 8:09 PM | Report abuse

We are so on our heels...

Even if McPhee makes some changes, do you think the Caps could beat VAN in a 7-game series?

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 8:11 PM | Report abuse

The Caps look startled by this level of sustained intensity and exeuction displayed by VAN.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 8:13 PM | Report abuse

Interesting...NJD 4 TB 1

Posted by: nicety251 | January 14, 2011 8:15 PM | Report abuse

85 might need another trip back to Hershey so he will come back and play hard again.

Posted by: LloydChristmas | January 14, 2011 8:15 PM | Report abuse

lol... another too many men... seems like we've gotten quite a few of those this season. Not sure where we rank on that compared to other teams.

Did 8 just check Bieksa into the boards and barely phase Bieksa, who carried the puck with ease through the hit?

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 8:18 PM | Report abuse

Bieksa is a big rig himself.

Great PK.

Posted by: richmondphil2 | January 14, 2011 8:21 PM | Report abuse

Did 8 just check Bieksa into the boards and barely phase Bieksa, who carried the puck with ease through the hit?

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 8:18 PM

the camera angle was from just behind the glass - i wonder if bieksa side stepped it - he just skated away with the puck like nothing happened

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | January 14, 2011 8:21 PM | Report abuse

maybe something like hey ovie why don't you come play for a winner - we love ruskies

Haha, I wonder what the exchange between Luongo and Ovi there was.

Posted by: richmondphil2

Posted by: ebolean1 | January 14, 2011 8:21 PM | Report abuse

Semin is a tradeable commodity.

But what would you want them to trade for and who would you like to see come back as part of the trade?

Posted by: dglelite | January 14, 2011 8:23 PM | Report abuse

Credit the Caps for moving their legs and working hard enough to not have taken any d-zone penalties.

On a bad night, we probably have taken at least a couple of those against a team putting this much sustained pressure in our d-zone.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 8:25 PM | Report abuse

Did 8 just trip one of our players skating back out of the o-zone???

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 8:26 PM | Report abuse

Did Ovi just hook Knubs down? I hope my eyes are playing tricks on me

Posted by: CAPSHOCKEY2 | January 14, 2011 8:26 PM | Report abuse

That was a strong shift by 85 and others.

Too bad at the result the other way.

Sigh...

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 8:27 PM | Report abuse

chimmy didn't protect the puck on that one

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | January 14, 2011 8:28 PM | Report abuse

we're a joke... right now i'd take MVP on our team (most valuable primate).

Posted by: natresgroup | January 14, 2011 8:29 PM | Report abuse

Who turned the puck over in the neutral zone on that last goal?

It wouldn't be the first time we did that tonight but this time we finally paid for it.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 8:29 PM | Report abuse

@tmac2yao

I caught that Ovi trip. Not sure what that was about.

Posted by: CAPSHOCKEY2 | January 14, 2011 8:30 PM | Report abuse

man do the caps look flat...no desire no results

Posted by: wendel2 | January 14, 2011 8:30 PM | Report abuse

its the little things...and the elite teams do it..

Caps aren't...

Posted by: dglelite | January 14, 2011 8:30 PM | Report abuse

trade everybody
blow up the team
fire BB
fire GMGM
MASS HYSTERIA

Posted by: ebolean1 | January 14, 2011 8:31 PM | Report abuse

@wendel2

Not flat, just pacing themselves.

Posted by: festus75 | January 14, 2011 8:31 PM | Report abuse

My goodness... they are owning us.

I haven't seen the Caps look as good as VAN even when we didn't play the night before.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 8:32 PM | Report abuse

I turned off the game. It's unwatchable. They don't even look like a professional hockey team. Game 7 against the Penguins 2 seasons ago was better.

Posted by: pdo3 | January 14, 2011 8:32 PM | Report abuse

That's 2 goals Chimichanga is directly responsible for (the 1 on his penalty, and 1 on his turnover).

Thank god BB dresses this guy every single game instead of DJK. WE wouldn't want DJK's sloppy play being a liability on the ice!

Oh, hooray, a Power Play, this probably won't be horribly depressing...

Posted by: VTDuffman | January 14, 2011 8:32 PM | Report abuse

BB has lost this team. All the line changes result in no chemistry whatsoever. Passes being made to empty ice because they don't know where each other's going to be. Too many line changes is an example of a bad process which leads to bad outcomes. CHANGE IS NEEDED as a wake up call to these underachievers.

Posted by: dtc1 | January 14, 2011 8:32 PM | Report abuse

this power play has got to turn into something...

but through the first minute they look ridiculous

Posted by: dglelite | January 14, 2011 8:33 PM | Report abuse

ov's last pp goals were on OCt 30

Posted by: wendel2 | January 14, 2011 8:33 PM | Report abuse

Not flat, just pacing themselves.

Posted by: festus75 | January 14, 2011 8:31 PM

i'd like them to be rested for april - provided they can get enough pts for at least 8th spot

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | January 14, 2011 8:33 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone know of a free link or a website to watch the game via the web...

Posted by: JCB9 | January 14, 2011 8:34 PM | Report abuse

Done. With. Mike. Green.

Posted by: thickman22 | January 14, 2011 8:35 PM | Report abuse

oops forgot to add an LOL

Posted by: ebolean1 | January 14, 2011 8:35 PM | Report abuse

And Mike Green strikes again...simply pathetic

Posted by: dglelite | January 14, 2011 8:36 PM | Report abuse

www.atdhe.net

Though it's a little painful to actually watch this game.

Posted by: jbardzel | January 14, 2011 8:36 PM | Report abuse

Even if you think Green got puck first... that was pathetic.

It sucks having to accept the reality that we just aren't good enough.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 8:36 PM | Report abuse

Why Green didn't just check that guy, I'll never know.

Posted by: LloydChristmas | January 14, 2011 8:36 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Green shouldn't play every friggin PP minute BB.

BB MUST GO NOW!!!!!!!!

Posted by: CAPSHOCKEY2 | January 14, 2011 8:36 PM | Report abuse

don't want to be taken as a goat-blood-drinkin darksider - at least not yet

Posted by: ebolean1 | January 14, 2011 8:37 PM | Report abuse

This team is looking an awful lot like the team that got Glen Hanlon fired, not that he didn't deserve it. But, if this keeps up they're going to get Boudreau fired too.

Posted by: rgibson25 | January 14, 2011 8:38 PM | Report abuse

The wheels have come off, folks.

I'm actually surprised, I thought they would be up for this game.

Posted by: VTDuffman | January 14, 2011 8:38 PM | Report abuse

Mike Green is an All Star defenseman? Rather than coughing up the puck for breakaways, next time he should just choke on it.

Posted by: VirginiaLonghorn | January 14, 2011 8:38 PM | Report abuse

As expected, the Skins, oops I mean Caps, are losing again. Unlike the Skins, who have a proven coach, this team seems leaderless and undisciplined. Oh well. It was a good run while it lasted. Now that expectations are lowered, maybe the Caps will surprise us all. Of course, at this point, winning would be a surprise.

Posted by: Almazar80 | January 14, 2011 8:39 PM | Report abuse

If you are a Caps player, coach or the GM and you look yourself in the mirror honestlhy after this game, what do you say about yourself and this team?

Same goes for if you are a fan, kool-aid drinker or pessismist alike?

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 8:39 PM | Report abuse

here is what I wouldn't be at all surprised by:

Semin traded for a top center.

Green traded for a bag of peanuts

Posted by: dglelite | January 14, 2011 8:40 PM | Report abuse

Are the Caps San Jose of the East. Won the president 1 season and not make the playoff the next.

Where is the offence?

Posted by: instinct227 | January 14, 2011 8:40 PM | Report abuse

Are the Caps San Jose of the East. Won the president 1 season and not make the playoff the next.

Where is the offence?

Posted by: instinct227 | January 14, 2011 8:40 PM | Report abuse

I liked watching this team more when Jeff Schultz was injured.

The wheels will have come off his stature by the end of this season I'm predicting. Once he can't hide behind his gaudy +/- #s, his style of play will come under a bigger magnifying glass. Too bad we didn't deal him when his value was higher.

Posted by: cstanton1 | January 14, 2011 8:41 PM | Report abuse

Hmmmm...even the pathetic Devils can score (4) on the impenetrable wall known as Dwayne Roloson.

Weird, he's probably just "hot" every time he plays us only, just like every other "hot" goalie we face (every game).

Posted by: VTDuffman | January 14, 2011 8:41 PM | Report abuse

Bears update:
2-0 Bears. Goal by Willsie.

Posted by: tess2201 | January 14, 2011 8:42 PM | Report abuse

fast forward a year..what do you think Bruce's reaction would be tHIS year if Umberger had made his comments now instead of a yr earlier in the midst of the Caps impressive REGULAR season?

i got a feelin Bruce's response would be less smug. It would still tick him off. But he'd be a lot less smug.

Posted by: cstanton1 | January 14, 2011 8:44 PM | Report abuse

We blew a 3 games to 1 lead on this ice against Montreal. Since then, we just blow.

This team has no heart. It didn't last year, and now we are worse.

Ted and McPhee are in denial. I fell sick. This is shameful.

No way we compete for a cup this year. The Winter Classic is all we are gonna get.

Posted by: underpants2 | January 14, 2011 8:44 PM | Report abuse

Bears update:
2-0 Bears. Goal by Willsie.

Posted by: tess2201 | January 14, 2011 8:42 PM

that's who we're missing - Agordo and willsie... and fahey... and sloan...

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | January 14, 2011 8:45 PM | Report abuse

I'm actually surprised, I thought they would be up for this game.

Posted by: VTDuffman | January 14, 2011 8:38 PM

I think they were "up for this game" which is the scary part.

This is their version of being up for a game. They're just facing a clearly superior opponent.

At least VAN wasn't completely fresh. Or maybe that would have been better so reality would bite a little harder and the decision-makers would have to think harder.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 8:45 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for the updates, tess. It's nice to hear some GOOD news tonight.

Posted by: wocoliz | January 14, 2011 8:46 PM | Report abuse

Whole sale changes are in store, folks...anyone who thinks this team is close is kidding themselves. A meaningless Winter Classic win can't hide the fact that this team has not played well in 11 months now.

Posted by: nomarjax01 | January 14, 2011 8:46 PM | Report abuse

HBO 24/7...GMGM said he doesn't listen to pundits that don't know hockey. Well, he and BB supposedly know hockey and look at the results. Looks like another year of golf in April for these guys.

P.S. I may not know anything about hockey but I also don't know anything about medicine and I can tell you that BB needs to spend less time on changing lines and more time at the salad bar.

Posted by: dtc1 | January 14, 2011 8:46 PM | Report abuse

@VTDuffman

We just wore out Roloson for NJD ;)

Posted by: LloydChristmas | January 14, 2011 8:47 PM | Report abuse

Caps look lost! Sooo many line changes by BB it's not even funny! I don't change my underwear as often as BB changes lines!

BB has got to GOOOOOO!!!!!!

Posted by: ekbinion68 | January 14, 2011 8:47 PM | Report abuse

vermontcaps,

I have been following Beagle for quite some time and believe me, he is not afraid to mix it up. The guy is the real deal which is why I was so peeved this offseason when BGordon was resigned
----------------

I've been a Beagle fan too. And not just after watchin him mix it up with the Flyers in preseason (Downie) after the rest of the Caps turned in a heartless listless performance.

But I've definitely been a bit disappointed in his strength along the boards and his unwillingness to finish his checks. He should be finishing as many hits as Hendricks.

Beags has a ways to go if he wants to fill that checking role in this league. Still would take him over Gordo faster than you can say premature ejac

Posted by: cstanton1 | January 14, 2011 8:49 PM | Report abuse

And it is just laughable to hear that the Caps are looking ahead to the playoffs from Ted L...they ought to be looking forward to a dog fight against FL for the 12 spot in the East.

Posted by: nomarjax01 | January 14, 2011 8:49 PM | Report abuse

I think Ted thinks that people won't notice that he's assembled a STINKER of a team if he just tells people to be patient. He's owned this team for how many years and what exactly has it accomplished under his ownership. Nice man, but like Snyder, we have yet to see ANY result.

Posted by: Almazar80 | January 14, 2011 8:50 PM | Report abuse

I think Vancouvers Europeans and Canadians are better than our Europeans and Canadians.

Posted by: LloydChristmas | January 14, 2011 8:50 PM | Report abuse

The wheels have come off, folks.

I'm actually surprised, I thought they would be up for this game.

Posted by: VTDuffman


the funny comment there was, how Bruce said the Canucks and Caps were "mirror images" a year apart.

I guess we oughta chip in and buy Bruce the Center Ice package. He apparently doesn't get to watch those Western conf teams very often. No comparison at all between the chippy tenacious Canucks teams of the past several yrs and his version of the Caps.

Posted by: cstanton1 | January 14, 2011 8:51 PM | Report abuse

@ tess

Thanks for the update on the bears.

Posted by: instinct227 | January 14, 2011 8:52 PM | Report abuse

We've won a single playoff series by the slimmest of margins this many years into the rebuild.

GM is doing great. We're going to be above average for years (which most any GM could accomplish with a complete rebuild and as many 1st rd picks as he had over the last decade)... just never good enough.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 8:53 PM | Report abuse

I think Vancouvers Europeans and Canadians are better than our Europeans and Canadians.

Posted by: LloydChristmas

thats because our canadians play like europeans.

Posted by: cstanton1 | January 14, 2011 8:53 PM | Report abuse

What did we expect? When we get embarrassed, make no changes, and everyone gets raises.

Management blew it. End of story.

Major changes needed.

Posted by: underpants2 | January 14, 2011 8:53 PM | Report abuse

its not that they are losing...it is HOW they are losing...

they look slow
they look tentative
they look like they are not getting any better

Defensively they look better overall, but if you dont maintain the level of offense you had last year, then all you are doing trading shootouts for low scoring games.

And that should not have been the overall objective.

If they kept their same offensive mentality, drive and pressure but drastically improved their PK this team would be much better and beplaying with so much more passion.

Also...two points.

1. Ovi as captain is not working. Having that responsibilityu has made him someone who is not playing with ANY looseness. I think the C needs to taken away from him and given to someone else.

2. As much as I love Leonsis, his declaration that this is a year that the Caps MUST win the Stanley Cup has put so much pressure on this team.

Posted by: dglelite | January 14, 2011 8:54 PM | Report abuse

This is a good, competitive game. Except the Canucks have more speed. And are more physical. And have more skill. And better goaltending. Otherwise, a very competitive game.

Posted by: zmega | January 14, 2011 8:54 PM | Report abuse

Ovie and Backstrom insist they aren't hurt. Well, then my next best guesses would be fat, lazy and/or hungover. The Capitals would be better off telling us they're injured and sit them for a while.

Posted by: rgibson25 | January 14, 2011 8:54 PM | Report abuse

BB is gonna need a pretty "BIG" cup holder.

Posted by: LloydChristmas | January 14, 2011 8:54 PM | Report abuse

thats because our canadians play like europeans.

Posted by: cstanton1 | January 14, 2011 8:53 PM

lol... ain't that the truth. I pointed that out a day or two ago when someone was pointing to all our problems as being because we're too "European."

The majority of the pusses on this team are North American.

The problem is McPhee.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 8:54 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone put out an APB to find Backs, Ovi, and Semin's goal shooting ability? Obviously it's lost.

Posted by: Section416akatheAlps | January 14, 2011 8:55 PM | Report abuse

@Almazar80

Or said differently, Fat, rich and stupid is no way to go through life, well, maybe rich....

Posted by: festus75 | January 14, 2011 8:55 PM | Report abuse

Down 2 goals... time for 8 to try to go 1-on-2, 1-on-3 or even 1-on-4 and accomplish nothing.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 8:56 PM | Report abuse

thats because our canadians play like europeans.

Posted by: cstanton1

LOL

Posted by: LloydChristmas | January 14, 2011 8:57 PM | Report abuse

A shot on goal during a PP - whee!

Posted by: Section416akatheAlps | January 14, 2011 8:59 PM | Report abuse

remember when the Caps would come back from a two goal deficit like it was nothing. Back when the multi-million dollar players would score. That rocked.

Posted by: LloydChristmas | January 14, 2011 9:00 PM | Report abuse

Ouch!! Bears are down to 5 defensemen for the rest of the game. Pat Wellar took a puck to the mouth. Players were picking teeth off the ice for him.

Posted by: tess2201 | January 14, 2011 9:01 PM | Report abuse

Is there any update on Semin's injury.

Posted by: instinct227 | January 14, 2011 9:02 PM | Report abuse

Caps Power Plays are more entertaining if you mute the TV, put in your headphones, and then play "yakkity sax" on continuous loop on your iPod.

At least they're good for a laugh that way.

Posted by: VTDuffman | January 14, 2011 9:02 PM | Report abuse

"Semin's injury" = tradenitus

Posted by: LloydChristmas | January 14, 2011 9:03 PM | Report abuse

The Caps can't find the right intensity level until they're in a hole and/or getting embarrassed.

Even then they can't find it at times.

They can't consistently enough play with the right effort/energy level by default.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 9:03 PM | Report abuse

and Ovi was still on the point on the PP because??

Posted by: ebolean1 | January 14, 2011 9:03 PM | Report abuse

"Is there any update on Semin's injury."


Yes, he's contracted a case of impotence from the rest of the team. He's shootin' blanks, too ...

Posted by: VirginiaLonghorn | January 14, 2011 9:04 PM | Report abuse

i wonder if Knuble had a few words to say to the players during the break. Does Ovi ever give "pep talks" to the team? Just wondering since 24/7 showed Knuble in the leadership role...

Posted by: Section416akatheAlps | January 14, 2011 9:05 PM | Report abuse

Schultz with another bad turnover.

Like Fleischmann, he gets intimidated too easily and has a tendency to buckle under pressure.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 9:05 PM | Report abuse

There's more action and emotion in this board than in the Caps locker room.

Posted by: Almazar80 | January 14, 2011 9:06 PM | Report abuse

Backs mishandled another puck - what has happened to this team!?!

Posted by: Section416akatheAlps | January 14, 2011 9:07 PM | Report abuse

ovechkin just stands there. He sucks. The Albert Haynesworth of the CAps.

Posted by: festus75 | January 14, 2011 9:07 PM | Report abuse

Got to say 'Human Target' is more interested than the Caps game tonight.
Damnnn Caps.

Goalllll

Posted by: instinct227 | January 14, 2011 9:08 PM | Report abuse

Here we go again. Coach Big Head is looking at the ice perplexed wondering what game the Canucks are playing. That's called HOCKEY Bruce. The Canucks are running circles around the Caps and the Caps are chasing like confused little poodles. Meanwhile, the Canucks anticipate the Caps' every move.

Have the Caps even mustered 25 shots yet? What a freakin' joke.

This is awful. Just awful. I've been a season ticket holder for 4 years and this is as bad as I've seen it.

Will somebody, anybody on this team show some GD leadership? What the hell has GMGM been doing? I pray to God he's on the phone with Alan May.

Posted by: david_P | January 14, 2011 9:08 PM | Report abuse

Nice hit on Stecks by Fehr.

Posted by: festus75 | January 14, 2011 9:08 PM | Report abuse

FINALLY!!!!!!!

Posted by: Section416akatheAlps | January 14, 2011 9:09 PM | Report abuse

Best period they've played in a good while. Some real intensity. Keep it up!

Posted by: hanks1 | January 14, 2011 9:09 PM | Report abuse

That was nice... 19 and 90 imitating the Sedins.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 9:09 PM | Report abuse

Marcus Johanson has been the best player for the past few weeks.

Glad he is finaly starting to get some goals to reward him!!!!

Great Goal!

Posted by: dglelite | January 14, 2011 9:09 PM | Report abuse

Great pass by Backs. He's been long overdue for one of those, it seems.

Posted by: VTDuffman | January 14, 2011 9:09 PM | Report abuse

8 with a telegraphed pass? Never...

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 9:10 PM | Report abuse

Green's one of the few guys who really knows how to throw a thundering hit anymore it seems.

and look, we get a goal a little later.

i've never seen the caps start slow and then turn it on in the 3rd. This is all new.

Posted by: cstanton1 | January 14, 2011 9:10 PM | Report abuse

That's two goals. Enough already! Pace yourself boys, pace yourself.

Posted by: festus75 | January 14, 2011 9:10 PM | Report abuse

The Albert Haynesworth of the CAps.

Posted by: festus75

this made me laugh. Hilarious.

Posted by: LloydChristmas | January 14, 2011 9:10 PM | Report abuse

nice pass by backs - good to see majo bury it

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | January 14, 2011 9:10 PM | Report abuse

Greenie just got railed into the boards, ouch!

Posted by: cstanton1 | January 14, 2011 9:11 PM | Report abuse

as schultz gets run off the puck..

Posted by: cstanton1 | January 14, 2011 9:12 PM | Report abuse

Like that one game against BOS... too little too late?

Regardless, they shouldn't need to get embarrassed for 2 periods to play with the right energy.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 9:13 PM | Report abuse

C'mon - Ovi is NOT Fat Albert - Ovi has a lot more hits i.e. tackles for instance...

Posted by: Section416akatheAlps | January 14, 2011 9:13 PM | Report abuse

did Laich just try to fight Bieksa? lol

Posted by: cstanton1 | January 14, 2011 9:13 PM | Report abuse

and there's jason chimera showing a completely different type of game at home. Crashing the net, taking a roughing call earlier, hitting players along the boards.

i say just dress him for home games, where he feels more comfortable acting tough.

Posted by: cstanton1 | January 14, 2011 9:15 PM | Report abuse

Fehr looked like he had a shoulder/collarbone area issue. According to a reporter on Twitter.

Posted by: nicety251 | January 14, 2011 9:15 PM | Report abuse

Odds we trade Semin?

Odds we trade Green?

Posted by: dglelite | January 14, 2011 9:15 PM | Report abuse

we'd be really dumb to trade Green. Under a better coaching staff he'll turn into a true norris candidate.

Posted by: cstanton1 | January 14, 2011 9:17 PM | Report abuse

8 is so often just a drifter/observer in the d-zone.

And he needs to know where the d-man is when 19 cycles the puck to him and put at least a little resistance.

Nice backcheck by 39.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 9:18 PM | Report abuse

Marcus aad Varly - players of the game. His saves are keeping this interesting.

Posted by: Section416akatheAlps | January 14, 2011 9:18 PM | Report abuse

If we lose, I hope it's by at least 2 or 3 goals.

I don't want to hear that we were close against a team that played b2b on the road.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 9:20 PM | Report abuse

on the bright side

good forecheck by our 4th line including the softie Gordo. Great coverage by Green on Tambellini to box him out. Good backcheck and hustle by Steckel to come back after throwing a hit in the Nucks zone. And previous to that, a nice tenacious play along the boards by young Carlson. Why he can't do that every game is beyond me.

Posted by: cstanton1 | January 14, 2011 9:20 PM | Report abuse

good to see manny malhotra making his mark as a checking forward. Remember when he was labeled a horrible bust under John Muckler?

Posted by: cstanton1 | January 14, 2011 9:22 PM | Report abuse

how many turnovers is that for Vech tonite?

Posted by: cstanton1 | January 14, 2011 9:23 PM | Report abuse

Ovechkin with great plays and bad plays in that sequence.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 9:23 PM | Report abuse

Oh Joe B, I love ya man, but that "Marvelous Pass by Ovechkin" looked a hell of a lot more like a marvelous accident to me.

Too bad Alzner (?) couldn't bury it, regardless.

Posted by: VTDuffman | January 14, 2011 9:24 PM | Report abuse

we should be well up over 30 hits for the night right now. Coming off a loss against a team like the Canucks, we should've run em out of the bldg in the 1st pd. That's how the better teams in the East would have handled it.

Posted by: cstanton1 | January 14, 2011 9:25 PM | Report abuse

Stop whining and play Ovechkin. You've somewhat resembled the player you're supposed to be for the last couple minutes.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 9:26 PM | Report abuse

Matt deserves a meal at the Palm too...

Posted by: Section416akatheAlps | January 14, 2011 9:26 PM | Report abuse

Too bad Alzner (?) couldn't bury it, regardless.

Posted by: VTDuffman | January 14, 2011 9:24 PM

laich - off of the outside of the post - two inches to the right and its a goal

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | January 14, 2011 9:26 PM | Report abuse

G'nite everyone...

Posted by: Section416akatheAlps | January 14, 2011 9:27 PM | Report abuse

Losers.

Posted by: festus75 | January 14, 2011 9:28 PM | Report abuse

Yup, too little too late... that's a common theme for this team.

Similar to the BOS game... we start playing hard when the other team has the lead and is tired and sitting back a little.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 9:29 PM | Report abuse

It's too bad this team never feels it's necessary to play more than 20 minutes (max) of hockey in a given night. They don't look half bad during the small portions of the game they actually decide to play.

Posted by: VTDuffman | January 14, 2011 9:30 PM | Report abuse

Have faith.
Didn't Teddy say that the Caps are, unconsciously pacing themselves???


wooooooooooooo.

Posted by: akus2 | January 14, 2011 9:30 PM | Report abuse

laich - off of the outside of the post - two inches to the right and its a goal
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that looked more like 2 feet off the mark on the replay, wasn't even close... he waited too long

the Quote machine being Mr. Clutch as usual...

Posted by: joek443 | January 14, 2011 9:31 PM | Report abuse

and yet another loss....great 3rd period....But someone needs to tell Bruce that a hockey game is 60 min long!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: CapsDownslide09 | January 14, 2011 9:32 PM | Report abuse

It bites to be a Caps fan right now.

Does the team have Heart.

Posted by: instinct227 | January 14, 2011 9:32 PM | Report abuse

I hope nobody thinks that was a close game in terms of how the teams worked and executed.

They were on the backend of a b2b on the road and we were fresh at home yet they were the stronger team overall in the first 2 periods despite us scoring first and getting some Grade A scoring chances early. They had us doubled up in shots and scoring chances after the first.

Remember last game? Like us tonight, TB was at home rested and we were playing the backend of a b2b on the road... and TB dominated early and throughout.

The Caps actually played good by their standards in this game and it weren't even close to the better team on the ice regardless of the score.

Oh well, at least we can count on McPhee to right the ship with some savvy trades, right?

lol

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 9:33 PM | Report abuse

Odds we trade Semin?

Odds we trade Green?

Posted by: dglelite

Semin 100%
Green 2%

Posted by: underpants2 | January 14, 2011 9:33 PM | Report abuse

Joek443, the replay showed Laich's shot hit off the outside of the post, up near the crossbar. He missed by 2 or 3 inches, at most.

Posted by: fanzee71 | January 14, 2011 9:34 PM | Report abuse

I said at the end of last season that BB is not the man to lead this team to the next level. Well, they are in the next level. DOWN! Way to go. Only a matter of time before we reach that coveted ninth place.

Posted by: Almazar80 | January 14, 2011 9:34 PM | Report abuse

Don't worry guys, GMGM is hard at work right now figuring out exactly what he's going to have to give up to get Joe Corvo back on this team, so there's hope!

Posted by: VTDuffman | January 14, 2011 9:35 PM | Report abuse

Every single game we hang our goalies out to dry.....no more soft practices....no more optional skates....or someone is going to be looking for a new job...

Posted by: CapsDownslide09 | January 14, 2011 9:36 PM | Report abuse

The Caps are "pacing themselves" into the draft lottery.

Posted by: zmega | January 14, 2011 9:37 PM | Report abuse

This team is completely unmotivated and ill-prepared. Time for a new voice in the locker room -- I appreciate what he did for the team in his first three years, but Boudreau has got to go.

Posted by: Hatfield223 | January 14, 2011 9:39 PM | Report abuse

You earn the right to have an optional skate by winning a game. Every game the caps lose from no on out they must leave the arena in a nissan Sentra. No more flashy cars, commercials, or anything until they start winning and actually acting like a winning hockey team...we all know they can play hockey.

Posted by: CapsDownslide09 | January 14, 2011 9:39 PM | Report abuse

You earn the right to have an optional skate by winning a game. Every game the caps lose from now on out they must leave the arena in a Nissan Sentra. No more flashy cars, commercials, or anything until they start winning and actually acting like a winning hockey team...we all know they can play hockey....Maybe they have too many distractions.

Posted by: CapsDownslide09 | January 14, 2011 9:41 PM | Report abuse

nothing would be better for this team than to undergo a minor rebuild of sorts. But before that occurs, the architect of this current "dynasty" needs to exit stage left.

but it'll be cool to see the flurry of activity that should accompany the Caps underachieving reg season so far.

Posted by: cstanton1 | January 14, 2011 9:41 PM | Report abuse

Ovechkin to Dynamo. Laich to Hershey. Backstrom to healthy scratch. BB to and No Cups to VEC. Ted Back to the drawing board. And to all you suckers who bought season tickets to watch this embarrassment live? Keep your money in your pocket next year, fools....

Posted by: festus75 | January 14, 2011 9:44 PM | Report abuse

Canucks play last night yet the Caps looked tried...outplayed for 55minutes,,,OV makes 1 play then spends rest of the time begging for a penalty call...terrible passing cant get out of our zone and really soft
THIS TEAM NEEDS A MAJOR SHAKE UP

Posted by: wendel2 | January 14, 2011 9:46 PM | Report abuse

we all know they can play hockey.

Posted by: CapsDownslide09 | January 14, 2011 9:39 PM

I fall under the term "all" as do many others that aren't so sure that they know how to play the right kind of hockey in terms of attention to detail, execution, grit, etc...

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 9:48 PM | Report abuse

OV plays like he is mad at BB for making more commercials than he does...how many more years of OV do we have to endure?

Posted by: wendel2 | January 14, 2011 9:48 PM | Report abuse

Now that HBO is gone, all bets are off for BB. If the players don't want him fired, they aren't playing like it.

This team needs an outside injection of new blood. Some of these guys can't stay anymore.

8-19-new
new-new-22
21-90-16
10-26-25

We need to turn (28, 55, 85, 39, Holtby, Eakin, Orlov, 1st rounder) into 3 new forwards. Guys that can push this team past April. If McPhee isn't GMing for his job, it's a shame.

GMs that are working for their jobs for next Year:

TOR - Burke
SJ - Wilson
OTT - Murray
LA - Lombardi
BUF - Regher (BUF getting new owner)
CLB - Howson
NYI - Snow

Figure it out George.

Posted by: underpants2 | January 14, 2011 9:53 PM | Report abuse

Final score 3-0 Hershey. Goals by Miskovic, Willsie, and Pinizzotto (en).

Posted by: tess2201 | January 14, 2011 9:53 PM | Report abuse

nothing would be better for this team than to undergo a minor rebuild of sorts. But before that occurs, the architect of this current "dynasty" needs to exit stage left.

but it'll be cool to see the flurry of activity that should accompany the Caps underachieving reg season so far.

Posted by: cstanton1 | January 14, 2011 9:41 PM

You've been right on the money about McPhee since day one. I have no shame in admitting that it took me awhile to see it clearly but I've been of that belief for quite a while now.

McPhee is 95% responsible for the shortcomings on the ice. He is the man most responsible for everything, from the draft failures post-1st round to trade/free agency blunders (or the lack of being active when he needed to be) to the personnel and coaching deficiencies, you name it.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 9:54 PM | Report abuse

Goals are so rare for the Caps right now that any time they score one you'd think they just won the Cup. Ouch.

well, at least they only took off about 30 minutes tonight, instead of the usual 40 to 45. Still, even when the effort was there, guys were way, way, way too sloppy. Pretty good defensive transition tonight. Still very poor in their own zone and it cost them.

And now, here's the result of my best efforts to scrounge together some positives:

Ovechkin spent a lot of time away from the point on the PP and generated some good chances. He also looked like a player at times in the 3rd period.

The PP in general was not anemic tonight. They gained the zone, set up a couple of times and put on some pressure. Compared with what they've done the last two games, that's progress.

Green was out for the Caps' early 3rd period PP, I'm praying that was Boudreau benching him to send a message (hey, a man can dream).

Backstrom made an appearance for a few seconds here and there. A real rarity this season. The pass on the goal was a sweet one.

Alzner and Carlson still look like the real deal. Love those guys.


There. That's about as rosy a picture as I can paint.

Posted by: fanzee71 | January 14, 2011 9:56 PM | Report abuse

LOL OVI is just a shell, a fat conch shell. Sad to see. Very sad.

Posted by: BigGameSid | January 14, 2011 9:58 PM | Report abuse

I'm going to guess that Rinaldo beat the snot out of Miskovic tonight. But good to see Zach add an edge to his game. He mentioned that 3 or 4 weeks ago that he wanted to do that and he's been getting more involved physically for a dman who was previously pretty soft.

still no reason for him to have to fight a guy who is smaller but way tougher in Zac Rinaldo. Man am I hoping something derails his career before he hits the nhl with the Flyers. He's about as mean as they come and one of the most devastating body checkers currently not in the NHL. He plays the game like Rick Tocchet used to. Even kinda looks like him,but he's shorter and built like a truck

Posted by: cstanton1 | January 14, 2011 9:59 PM | Report abuse

Any GM could have created an above average team after a full-scale rebuild and a ton of 1st rd picks (IIRC, as of a year or two ago, the Caps had the most 1st rd picks of any team in the league over the prev. 10 years at the time that data was gathered).

On the other hand, a good or elite GM would've built a team that could do more than barely beat the Rangers by the slimmest of margins this many years into the rebuild.

It's not bad luck when you fall short multiple times in embarrassing fashion.

The role of the GM is more crucial than it's ever been before now that we are in the cap era. Having an elite GM is as important as having elite players, if not more important.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 9:59 PM | Report abuse

There. That's about as rosy a picture as I can paint.
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You've got nothing on sgm3, he would say...

they're still 6-2-3 in the last 11, about the same as Philly and PItt and playing good defense. It's not as bad as it seems.

YUCK, that made me sick :(

Posted by: joek443 | January 14, 2011 10:02 PM | Report abuse

"You've got nothing on sgm3, he would say...

they're still 6-2-3 in the last 11, about the same as Philly and PItt and playing good defense. It's not as bad as it seems.

YUCK, that made me sick :("

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sgm is the living embodiment of the "Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics" saying.

Posted by: VTDuffman | January 14, 2011 10:05 PM | Report abuse

Any GM could have created an above average team after a full-scale rebuild and a ton of 1st rd picks (IIRC, as of a year or two ago, the Caps had the most 1st rd picks of any team in the league over the prev. 10 years at the time that data was gathered).

-------tmac---

i've always thought that, just didn't know how to say it properly.

and maybe not ANY GM, but definitely most of em would have been able to take advantage of bad records, high draft picks to build a similarly talented team. Granted we got Green at the end of the 1st and a couple other examples but that's to be expected when you're in sell-off mode thru all fault of your own.

Posted by: cstanton1 | January 14, 2011 10:06 PM | Report abuse

that looked more like 2 feet off the mark on the replay, wasn't even close... he waited too long

Posted by: joek443 | January 14, 2011 9:31 PM

you should re-watch the replay - it went off of the post

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | January 14, 2011 10:07 PM | Report abuse

Well if there is one thing this town is used to...its' their sports teams coming up short. This is nothing new. I'm used to disapointment around here.

I still say BB can't get this team to perform. And until he wins a Cup or takes this team deep into the playoffs I will not believe any differently.

Posted by: ekbinion68 | January 14, 2011 10:07 PM | Report abuse

joe, believe me I'm not drinking the kool-aid. I've been yelling and screaming about this team's shortcomings -- from the owner on down -- since the end of last year's playoffs. My opinion hasn't changed. I'm just trying to keep from losing my mind, or what's left of it.

Posted by: fanzee71 | January 14, 2011 10:10 PM | Report abuse

the only person who may know less about this game than sgm is Tracy Hamilton.

i have a feeling she really knows nothing about nothing and is scrounging to regurgitate overly simplified analysis that she cobbles together from other sources and then ends up writing her column

Posted by: cstanton1 | January 14, 2011 10:11 PM | Report abuse

Seriously can't they be like every other sport and just count WINS and LOSSES instead of having 3 stupid columns??

This team is 24-21, 3 games over .500.

Posted by: joek443 | January 14, 2011 10:12 PM | Report abuse

the greatest lie the devil ever told was convincing caps fans that McPhee is a good GM.

Posted by: cstanton1 | January 14, 2011 10:14 PM | Report abuse

@tmac2yao

For every Caps game, do you sit with the computer on your lap while watching the games waiting to post criticisms of the Caps, especially Ovechkin?

I'm curious because you clearly aren't posting observations as you only post negatives, and you do it constantly throughout the game.

Also, if you want to say the Caps should've won because they were at home after Vancouver had a b2b, that is fine. But then you must excuse the Caps loss to TB on Wednesday when the Caps were in the 2nd night of b2b games, both on the road, while playing a TB team with 2 days of rest(Caps only had 1 for this) at Tampa. You need to be consistent. Vancouver is a great team and TB is a very good team, so there is no reason to treat either of those back to backs differently. Yet you do.

Posted by: sgm3 | January 14, 2011 10:14 PM | Report abuse

About right now, McPhee has that constipated and confused look on his face...

He'll ultimately come to the conclusion that you can't make rash decisions based on a few games and he'll rationalize that we were in this game up til the end.

He'll decide that we need to bolster the offense and give up too much to bring in some soft, moderately skilled players that don't address real needs since we already addressed the blue line with Hannan, who "completes our defense" or whatever it was...

After we either exit in the 1st or 2nd round of the playoffs, or miss the playoffs altogether, he and Mr. Business of Crappiness will brainstorm and decide to stay the course.

McPhee will probably convince Leonsis that they just need to make a couple of tweaks and let the kids grow from their experiences and that we are still going to be good for the next decade.

Ted will scarf down a few donuts, become sedated by sugar and buy that garbage from McPhee and not much will change the following year.

If anybody gets fired, unfortunately it'll only be Boudreau and not the root source of our problems, Mr. Constipation himself.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 10:16 PM | Report abuse

btw Knuble could sure do a lot more than he does out there. For a winger he sure stays away from the boards. All he wants to do is crash the net which is great, except that sometimes he needs to do other things as well. Like go put some pressure on the other team's D.

Posted by: cstanton1 | January 14, 2011 10:16 PM | Report abuse

I'm going to guess that Rinaldo beat the snot out of Miskovic tonight.
Posted by cstanton1
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Actually, to hear Walton describe it, it wasn't much of a fight by either guy.

Posted by: tess2201 | January 14, 2011 10:21 PM | Report abuse

Also, if you want to say the Caps should've won because they were at home after Vancouver had a b2b, that is fine
Posted by: sgm3

sure would've been better if the Caps had lost this game despite playing hard for 60 mins. But we can't even say that now can we.

Keep spinnin SGM. The only one you convince with your silly arguments is yourself.

Vanc came into tonight's game tired after a physical game last night and still gave a strong hard effort.

did the caps do that v Tampa? no.

its not SOLELY the losses that has many fans up in arms. Its the longstanding trend of this team to be unwilling to give even a 50 min effort on most nights. So don't subvert the true reason for the angst. Its not like we're layin it on the line and then losing games.

Posted by: cstanton1 | January 14, 2011 10:23 PM | Report abuse

didn't someone predict the other night Roloson would get pulled next game??

LOL he did get pulled tonight... figures

Posted by: joek443 | January 14, 2011 10:23 PM | Report abuse

Tonight's line for that impenetrable Dwayne Roloson, who blanked the Caps for the 2nd time in as many tries the other night...

SA: 9 GA: 4 SV: 5 SV%: .556 TOI: 15:54

That was against the offensive juggernaut known as the New Jersey Devils.


But remember, everything's fine folks. Everything's just fine. We're going to be real contenders for the next 10 years. BB is clearly the right man for the job and our personnel is just perfect. It would be silly to start tinkering with things now.

Ugh.

Posted by: fanzee71 | January 14, 2011 10:24 PM | Report abuse

TB was roughly in the same situation in the last game as we were in tonight (at home playing a team on the 2nd of a b2b on the road) and TB dominated us from the get go yet we were dominated for the majority of the first 40 min of this game by the team playing the b2b on the road tonight.

What isn't consistent about that?

I'm essentially expecting the same effort level from the Caps as TB put forth against a tired road team in the last game.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 10:25 PM | Report abuse

Actually, to hear Walton describe it, it wasn't much of a fight by either guy.

Posted by: tess2201

i would consider that a WIN by Zach then! If he managed to escape gettin pounded in that situation, good for him.

Posted by: cstanton1 | January 14, 2011 10:25 PM | Report abuse

noticed a lot of booing at verizon tonight

Posted by: wendel2 | January 14, 2011 10:26 PM | Report abuse

That, or I'm just missing what you're saying completely.

Either way, we got schooled for the majority of this game by a team on the backend of a b2b on the road.

They doubled us up in shots and more than doubled us up in scoring chances in the 1st period and that includes the fact that we had some uncharacteristic golden scoring chances early in that period.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 10:27 PM | Report abuse

I'm essentially expecting the same effort level from the Caps as TB put forth against a tired road team in the last game.

Posted by: tmac2yao


EXACTLY. I'm not convinced SGM understands his own arguments. He really makes no sense. At least he's consistent in that.

Posted by: cstanton1 | January 14, 2011 10:28 PM | Report abuse

For many of the brilliant posters, another great quote that all of them should read:

"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."

Posted by: sgm3 | January 14, 2011 10:28 PM | Report abuse

btw Knuble could sure do a lot more than he does out there. For a winger he sure stays away from the boards. All he wants to do is crash the net which is great, except that sometimes he needs to do other things as well. Like go put some pressure on the other team's D.

Posted by: cstanton1 | January 14, 2011 10:16 PM

Knuble is on the short list of players I don't have a problem with. His lack of speed makes it hard to win foot races to pucks and even if he's inadequate along the boards, he's one of the better ones in that area on this team. He's worlds more effective than #8 along the boards. That much is for sure.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 10:30 PM | Report abuse

That, or I'm just missing what you're saying completely.

--tmac--

no, you read it the way i read it. He made a terrible argument. He said you should excuse the Caps loss v Tampa because we played the night before. And if you think we should have beat a tired Vanc team, then you also should have expected we would have lost to Tampa.

amazing logic isn't it.

Posted by: cstanton1 | January 14, 2011 10:31 PM | Report abuse

There's always next year. Might as well say that now, quit watching them, and actually do something useful. After all, with BB at the helm, it's not going to get better.

Posted by: Almazar80 | January 14, 2011 10:33 PM | Report abuse

sgm i got a quote for you.

"don't try to analyze hockey if you don't watch it"

Posted by: cstanton1 | January 14, 2011 10:34 PM | Report abuse

Yea, I'm a little confused over whatever minute detail sgm was trying to get at.

I never said anything about winning or losing either as I rarely do.

We got outworked by a team that theoretically should have had less energy.

What happened tonight would be roughly the equivalent of us going into TB in the prev. game and dominating them for the majority of the game.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 10:34 PM | Report abuse

@tmac2yao

For every Caps game, do you sit with the computer on your lap while watching the games waiting to post criticisms of the Caps, especially Ovechkin?

I'm curious because you clearly aren't posting observations as you only post negatives, and you do it constantly throughout the game.

Posted by: sgm3 | January 14, 2011 10:34 PM | Report abuse

noticed a lot of booing at verizon tonight

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So did I. Good. Something has to wake these guys up and make them care. Boudreau's clearly incapable of doing it, and so are the guys wearing the As and the C in the locker room. Maybe if they get embarassed enough, they'll start showing some intensity and attention to detail.

Of course, it probably won't matter but I'm certainly not for protecting their feelings right now, "class" be darned.

Posted by: fanzee71 | January 14, 2011 10:35 PM | Report abuse

"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,
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Now you're comparing GMGM to Teddy Roosevelt???

Posted by: joek443 | January 14, 2011 10:36 PM | Report abuse

noticed a lot of booing at verizon tonight

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So did I. Good. Something has to wake these guys up and make them care. Boudreau's clearly incapable of doing it, and so are the guys wearing the As and the C in the locker room. Maybe if they get embarassed enough, they'll start showing some intensity and attention to detail.

Of course, it probably won't matter but I'm certainly not for protecting their feelings right now, "class" be darned.

Posted by: fanzee71 | January 14, 2011 10:36 PM | Report abuse

@tmac2yao

You can't score goals along the boards.

Posted by: Randolph2 | January 14, 2011 10:37 PM | Report abuse

you need to watch..if you don't watch, you won't remember.

and those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it!

did someone say chris neil was rumored to go to the Rangers? yikes.

Posted by: cstanton1 | January 14, 2011 10:37 PM | Report abuse

"Criticism is necessary and useful; it is often indispensable; but it can never take the place of action, or be even a poor substitute for it. The function of the mere critic is of very subordinate usefulness. It is the doer of deeds who actually counts in the battle for life, and not the man who looks on and says how the fight ought to be fought, without himself sharing the stress and the danger."

Posted by: sgm3 | January 14, 2011 10:38 PM | Report abuse

Here are some injury updates for you guys:

Fehr: His arm was just dangling and he had to hold it up as he walked back to the locker room. Definitely a shoulder injury and potentially very long term is my guess.

Semin: If its his leg is hurt he is not walking with a limp at all. I walked down the steps behind him to the garage post game and he was walking perfectly fine.

Comments on the game:

First 6 minutes and last 15 minutes we played well and with energy. You cant play for 20 minutes against a team like Vancouver and expect to win obviously. I dont understand the lack of consistent effort.

Has anyone looked at our schedule coming up?? Other than Ottawa and at NY Islanders, our next 11 games are pretty rough. And then after that a west coast road trip. They need to wake up and wake up fast or they are going to not be in the top 8.

Posted by: ThePat | January 14, 2011 10:38 PM | Report abuse

...if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly...

Posted by: sgm3 | January 14, 2011 10:28 PM

Well, we failed without daring greatly.

That is the problem.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 10:39 PM | Report abuse

Yea, I'm a little confused over whatever minute detail sgm was trying to get at.

I never said anything about winning or losing either as I rarely do.

We got outworked by a team that theoretically should have had less energy.

What happened tonight would be roughly the equivalent of us going into TB in the prev. game and dominating them for the majority of the game.

Posted by: tmac2yao

right. That would make sense. SGM, i want you to really read this. See if it makes sense to you. Then come back and apologize for making us read another mindnumbingly illogical argument of yours.

Posted by: cstanton1 | January 14, 2011 10:41 PM | Report abuse

hey sgm3,

you're not gonna quote passages from the Bible now, are you???

Posted by: joek443 | January 14, 2011 10:42 PM | Report abuse

I remain optimistic. We will eek out a 7 or 8 seed. I don't think a 1 or 2 seed wants to play us in the first round.

Ovie needs to lose the C. No big deal. Some are leaders, others are followers. He only got the C because Crosby got it, back when the two could actully be mentioned in the same breathe.

Posted by: hockeypuck1 | January 14, 2011 10:42 PM | Report abuse

Now you're comparing GMGM to Teddy Roosevelt???

Posted by: joek443

??????????? How is using a Teddy Roosevelt quote comparing GMGM to him? Where did you get that from?

I posted the quote because I thought people on here may want to read it and possibly take it to hear. You can take the quote however you want. I think it is a great quote that is probably even much more applicable to today.

Posted by: sgm3 | January 14, 2011 10:43 PM | Report abuse

Fehr: His arm was just dangling and he had to hold it up as he walked back to the locker room. Definitely a shoulder injury and potentially very long term is my guess.

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too bad. He's hurt one of his arms/shoulders before. He launched him into a check a few yrs ago v Philly and immediately crumpled to the ice holding his arm like he had a subluxation or separation of the shoulder. I wonder if its permanently damaged in a way.

Posted by: cstanton1 | January 14, 2011 10:44 PM | Report abuse

no, you read it the way i read it. He made a terrible argument. He said you should excuse the Caps loss v Tampa because we played the night before. And if you think we should have beat a tired Vanc team, then you also should have expected we would have lost to Tampa.

amazing logic isn't it.

Posted by: cstanton1 | January 14, 2011 10:31 PM

lol... I think I see his twisted logic now. I try to avoid going at it with other posters but I've seen this cat use the most twisted logic a lot in the past. He also loves to take a small, minute point of an argument that has nothing to do with the main point and refocus the argument on the inaccuracy of that relatively meaningless point if that makes any sense.

As far as his logic, I never said that I expected the Caps to win the game against TB or VAN. I never mentioned winning or losing in either case.

I rarely judge regular season games by the score unless it's do or die time as far as getting into the playoffs.

I generally form my own opinion of how the Caps played regardless of the final score. If he pays so much attention to my posts, he should know that by now.

I've praised the Caps in wins and losses and criticized their play in wins and losses. I'm looking at process more than results even up to this point in the season.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 10:45 PM | Report abuse

I remain optimistic. We will eek out a 7 or 8 seed. I don't think a 1 or 2 seed wants to play us in the first round.
--hockeypuck--

agreed. Most top seeds want to get some semblance of a battle in the 1st round otherwise it makes them complacent in the next round. The way Boston waxed Montreal in 4 and then lost to the Canes.

Posted by: cstanton1 | January 14, 2011 10:46 PM | Report abuse

@ThePat

Fehr's injury looked bad, especially considering his history of shoulder problems. You have to be concerned that it may be season ending. Hopefully it isn't, but if he dislocated his shoulder, at this time in the season, the season would probably be over for him. It's a shame, he was really starting to round out his game to and becoming a better all-around player.

Hopefully it looked worse than it is.

Posted by: sgm3 | January 14, 2011 10:47 PM | Report abuse

I posted the quote because I thought people on here may want to read it and possibly take it to hear. You can take the quote however you want. I think it is a great quote that is probably even much more applicable to today.
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I don't know but I'm pretty sure when Roosevelt said it, he wasn't thinking about a bunch of sports fans criticizing their teams and those in charge of the teams.

Posted by: joek443 | January 14, 2011 10:48 PM | Report abuse

games waiting to post criticisms of the Caps, especially Ovechkin?

I'm curious because you clearly aren't posting observations as you only post negatives, and you do it constantly throughout the game.

Posted by: sgm3 | January 14, 2011 10:34 PM

My bad... I forgot to address that and focused on the hockey-related discussion.

Yes, that is what I do... Now that you've uncovered that crucial information, what's the next step in your clever plan? Heh...

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 10:49 PM | Report abuse

This last Roosevelt quote is for cstanton in particular:

"...the man who really counts in the world is the doer, not the mere critic-the man who actually does the work, even if roughly and imperfectly, not the man who only talks or writes about how it ought to be done."

Posted by: sgm3 | January 14, 2011 10:51 PM | Report abuse

@tmac2yao

You can't score goals along the boards.

Posted by: Randolph2 | January 14, 2011 10:37 PM

Well, we certainly haven't been scoring many goals off the rush or using skill.

Winning battles along the boards in all 3 zones is one of several weaknesses of this team. Tough teams are usually good in that area and in both creases.

When you lack enough toughness, you have trouble with board battles and crease battles.

And those are among our problems.

I was just saying that Knuble is relatively good along the boards compared to this team of too many softies. That doesn't necessarily mean he's good enough. It's just relative.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 10:52 PM | Report abuse

@sgm3

yeah it did look bad. and could be the year but hopefully not.

and on you posting quotes especially the last one to cstanton....hmm that quote also applies perfectly to you and every one of our dumb a$$es that post on this board.

Posted by: ThePat | January 14, 2011 10:54 PM | Report abuse

did someone say chris neil was rumored to go to the Rangers? yikes
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I mentioned it in an earlier thread, but can't find the link. The gist of was because boogeyman went down with a long term injury, the Rags are looking for more toughness for the stretch run/playoffs.

Posted by: Fletch22 | January 14, 2011 10:59 PM | Report abuse

@ThePat

But I'm not criticizing the Caps. ;)

However, you are right that I do waste way too much time on here, it is sort of pathetic.

I think I am going to start trying to go on this board less, just for my own well being. I don't think I want to look back and see that I spent so much time posting on a hockey board.

Thanks. Have a nice night and hopefully the Caps can straighten things out on Sunday.

Posted by: sgm3 | January 14, 2011 11:04 PM | Report abuse

and on you posting quotes especially the last one to cstanton....hmm that quote also applies perfectly to you and every one of our dumb a$$es that post on this board.

Posted by: ThePat | January 14, 2011 10:54 PM

Heh, maybe he should next post a quote about hypocrisy...

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 11:05 PM | Report abuse

sgm is merely channeling the ghost of ayn rand and atlas shrugged without even knowing it.


@thepat

you never answered my question, or did you? Do you think I'd be happy with your impression of this potential deal in the works?

Posted by: cstanton1 | January 14, 2011 11:06 PM | Report abuse

BB new idea:

You can't learn anything from winning but you can learn alot from losing. What exactly they learned today?

Posted by: Randolph2 | January 14, 2011 11:06 PM | Report abuse

today they learned that they are not a great reg season team anymore.

Posted by: cstanton1 | January 14, 2011 11:09 PM | Report abuse

But I'm not criticizing the Caps. ;)

However, you are right that I do waste way too much time on here, it is sort of pathetic.

I think I am going to start trying to go on this board less, just for my own well being. I don't think I want to look back and see that I spent so much time posting on a hockey board.

Thanks. Have a nice night and hopefully the Caps can straighten things out on Sunday.

Posted by: sgm3 | January 14, 2011 11:04 PM

You don't criticize the Caps?

Is that a joke?

Maybe you don't do it as much as myself or some others but that has to be a joke or you are delusional.

Weren't you just railing on Laich a couple of days ago?

There are probably a good 50 other examples, too.

Maybe you would be served well not to post so much here. I don't think anybody will care much either way.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 11:11 PM | Report abuse

Heh, maybe he should next post a quote about hypocrisy...

Posted by: tmac2yao

Since I am not criticizing the Caps the quote wouldn't apply to me. Therefore you hyporcrisy statement would not apply. The quote applies to those who sit around and just criticize the work of others without doing work themselves.

Posted by: sgm3 | January 14, 2011 11:12 PM | Report abuse

@cstanton

I thought I did, but maybe I didnt. The afternoon got a little crazy at work. The player would be one that I think you'd like, but you may feel neutral about. It wouldnt be how you felt about Corvo or Belanger. And he'd definitely improve the team immediately.

Posted by: ThePat | January 14, 2011 11:14 PM | Report abuse

You don't have to be criticizing anything related to the Caps in that specific post for it to be hypocritical.

You have undoubtedly criticized the Caps in the past, including recently, and like every other poster, you can't do anything about it since you can't lace 'em up.

You ain't no different, brah...

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 11:15 PM | Report abuse

@sgm3

I saw Fehr's collision tonight. Hope he's okay. If not, who will be our 2RW now? Is there a callup for Willsie or Andrew Gordon in the near future?

Posted by: CapsFan75 | January 14, 2011 11:17 PM | Report abuse

Be careful, sgm... I'ma be lookin for anything that would be considered criticism of anything related to the Caps out of you.

When I find it, I'ma tell yo mama bout it, ya hear?

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 11:17 PM | Report abuse

I'm not even sure they will get 7 or 8 seed. The playoffs are still far away and they haven't really played well all season. Also, the 7 and 8 seed typically comes down to the very last game of the reg season and it requires a lot of luck.

The lack of our first line is cause for concern. Let's face it, something is very very wrong with OV.

Posted by: LloydChristmas | January 14, 2011 11:19 PM | Report abuse

Even when 8 was on 50 and 60-goal per season paces, he still had the same low IQ and fundamental issues with his game. They just don't stand out as much or get as much attention when he's putting up points or playing as consistently physical.

Even in his MVP seasons, he was never as good as let's say a Pavel Datsyuk and he never will be in all likelihood, esp. when he doesn't appear to be held accountable for certain things.

You can say the same thing about a lot of wings throughout the league with far more complete games that just didn't put up as many points.

Just wait until his athleticism further declines with age and is less of a separator and relative strength.

That's when hockey IQ and the details of the game start mattering more if a player wants to remain elite.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 11:27 PM | Report abuse

And I meant "hockey IQ" not his general intelligence which aren't entirely the same thing, obviously.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 11:30 PM | Report abuse

@festus75

You were nearly right in calling the game, except the Caps did get a second goal.

Posted by: CapsFan75 | January 14, 2011 11:32 PM | Report abuse

@Tess

We should have kept Willsie up. At least we took it to OT with him in the lineup.

Never fear, he (or Andrew Gordon) will get called up. By my count, we barely have enough healthy bodies to fill a roster and no spares whatsoever.

I learned that Sloan's in Hershey for a conditioning stint. Poti's injured and should be on IR.

Forward wise, Bradley's on IR; Semin will probably be put on IR retroactive to Sunday; if Fehr's hurt from his collision this game, he'll need a replacement for him.

Posted by: CapsFan75 | January 14, 2011 11:37 PM | Report abuse

Maybe all those individual awards and the individual success prevented him from accurately assessing his game and contribute to his lack of progression, in addition to the lack of being held accountable and being demanded to develop the right habits by the coaches.

Maybe his inflated ego/lack of humility has as much to do with his constant "I not gonna change nothing about my game" remarks and attitude.

Maybe others are improving around him, in addition to figuring him out, while he's stuck in neutral and, in effect, regressing.

Maybe when you don't get recognized and propped up so much, it's easer to stay humble and feel the need to improve.

When you have star players who constantly feel the need to improve despite already being considered elite, that's when you have something special.

I don't see Crosby relishing in the spotlight, taking part in DVDs about his greatness or talking about his [derogatory term for women] in interviews.

And he has a lot more right to be arrogant than a lot of other high profile players given his achievements. Then again, if he were more arrogant, maybe he doesn't improve as much as he has every season.

Posted by: tmac2yao | January 14, 2011 11:40 PM | Report abuse

@cstanton

Actually 2 Caps scored were pretty high quality goals( no shooting crashing and praying). If they go this road they can be pretty good in post season.

Posted by: Randolph2 | January 14, 2011 11:58 PM | Report abuse

Here is how to fix the Power-Play, Bruce if you are reading this, try it and IT WILL WORK!!!

Carlson, Alzer, Perrault, Beagle, and Johannsen.....The HERSEY line...maybe a 1.6 million dollar combined line with work better than a 16.7 million dollar line.

2nd unit: 35-40 sec. shift Hendricks, Steckel both in front of the net, Ovi floating each wing, Green and Schulz on Point..55 to keep puck in he is great at doing.

And when it works, just say thanks...

Posted by: gilbertedunet | January 15, 2011 8:52 AM | Report abuse

Well, since the end of November, the team, turned upside down. All of the big stars on the team are playing...well...should I say pathetic. Since the early Dec Caps have 13 lost games and only wins and we are half way through the month of Jan. Lost/won games is not the problem. The problem is that the slide continues and there is no fresh light at the end of the tunnel.

Every single week we hear the same excuse and the next game it is all over again - same old same old. And than again there is an excuse. Oveshkin plays his worst season, Backstrom have not scored since hte early down of the evolution. Green is there but not there. Semin is barely existent...well if all these "super-stars" don't play, what do you expect??? A miracle, the tooth-fairy.....Well, good luck with that!

I read an article sometime mid Dec that maybe the same as Montreal shut down Caps at the playoffs last season, rest of the teams found the magic formula to shut t down the Caps. If that is the case, don't we need a new guy to develop a new formula if the current has no clue how to do it...

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