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Some Good News
« on: December 04, 2018, 05:41:10 PM »
Rierden reported that Oshie has been skating on his own while the Caps are on their road trip.  It would be great if he can return and play next week when the Caps get back from their road trip.  The second line could really use him, Connolley  just doesnít cut it on that line.  It will be interesting to see when Oshie comes back whether Rierden will flip Backstrom and Kuznetsov. 

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Re: Some Good News
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2018, 05:53:46 PM »
Backy needs to be in the 2nd line to spread the scoring out, otherwise they will be relying on the top line far too much, again
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Re: Some Good News
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2018, 06:08:17 PM »
Rierden reported that Oshie has been skating on his own while the Caps are on their road trip.  It would be great if he can return and play next week when the Caps get back from their road trip.  The second line could really use him, Connolley  just doesnít cut it on that line.  It will be interesting to see when Oshie comes back whether Rierden will flip Backstrom and Kuznetsov.
     I really like Backstrom with Ovy. The line is so much better defensely now. When Ovy and Kuzy together the line struggles in our end.

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Re: Some Good News
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2018, 06:39:09 PM »
     I really like Backstrom with Ovy. The line is so much better defensely now. When Ovy and Kuzy together the line struggles in our end.
The issue is without Ovie there. Kuzis stats would suffer.  8-19-43, 18-92-77 makes for far more balance on both ends, but by golly we just canít have Kuzys stats cut

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Re: Some Good News
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2018, 06:48:39 PM »
The issue is without Ovie there. Kuzis stats would suffer.  8-19-43, 18-92-77 makes for far more balance on both ends, but by golly we just canít have Kuzys stats cut
    I'm not concerned about his stats and I dont think you are either. If he is that good he should still be able to produce.
    I noticed you put Stephenson on that line instead of Vrana. Id have no problem with that. It would help defensively. I'm OK with Stephenson on the 4th line too. As long as he doesnt get stuck on the 3rd line which has been our Achilles heel. Eller and Burakovsky are made for each other. I wouldnt mind seeing the 4th line get more minutes than the 3rd.

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Re: Some Good News
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2018, 06:56:50 PM »
I donít see Stephenson replacing Vrana on the second line.  Actually, I think Vrana, Kuzy and Oshie could be an effective line assuming Oshie returns to his previous form.  Last year when Oshie returned from a concussion it took him a long time to get back to his usual self. 


It will be interesting to see which forward sits when Oshie returns. 

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Re: Some Good News
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2018, 07:46:35 PM »
I donít see Stephenson replacing Vrana on the second line.  Actually, I think Vrana, Kuzy and Oshie could be an effective line assuming Oshie returns to his previous form.  Last year when Oshie returned from a concussion it took him a long time to get back to his usual self. 


It will be interesting to see which forward sits when Oshie returns.
Me either, but because Monumental Entertainment wonít allow Reidon to do something that will drop stats to much regardless if it makes a better team (ie one that doesnít give up around 4 goals a game)

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Re: Some Good News
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2018, 08:05:11 PM »
    I'm not concerned about his stats and I dont think you are either. If he is that good he should still be able to produce.
    I noticed you put Stephenson on that line instead of Vrana. Id have no problem with that. It would help defensively. I'm OK with Stephenson on the 4th line too. As long as he doesnt get stuck on the 3rd line which has been our Achilles heel. Eller and Burakovsky are made for each other. I wouldnt mind seeing the 4th line get more minutes than the 3rd.
You, me and smart fans donít, . . . but Monumental Entertainment does.. 


Putting Stevenson their also helps with faceoffs, as Kuzy is pathetic with those

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Re: Some Good News
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2018, 09:50:00 AM »
Good to hear Oshie is skating. The spot he's really missed is the PP.. Even with Wilson at the pivot, it's still not even close to being as dangerous. It's even worse than needing a point man to feed Ovie, imo. He's missed either way, but the PP is where the soar thumb is most noticeable.

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Re: Some Good News
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2018, 06:29:14 PM »
He must not of liked skating much.. Put on IR today.  :-\ Think they called up Barber?

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Re: Some Good News
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2018, 06:35:38 PM »
I knew it was too quick, watch the video of his takedown again, heís concussed bad. My last bad concussion required three weeks of therapy before I was allowed to use the stairs, I wasnít allowed to drive for over three months
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Re: Some Good News
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2018, 07:51:03 PM »
This was basically a paper transaction since it is retroactive and he has already missed 10 games which is the minimun.  We will know more on Monday, if he practices with the team he could be activated for the game against Detroit on Tuesday. 

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Re: Some Good News
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2018, 01:44:20 PM »
It looks like Oshie will play tomorrow night.  He participated fully in practice and was on the top line with Ovie and Backstrom.  He was really flying out there today, fastest I have seen him skate in awhile.   He is raring to go.  Not surprising they practiced the PP today but it still didnít look good even with Oshie back on it. 

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Re: Some Good News
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2018, 01:51:15 PM »
It looks like Oshie will play tomorrow night.  He participated fully in practice and was on the top line with Ovie and Backstrom.  He was really flying out there today, fastest I have seen him skate in awhile.   He is raring to go.  Not surprising they practiced the PP today but it still didnít look good even with Oshie back on it.


that would be awesome to get Oshie back. The rest of this month has a lot of time off so Willy shouldn't miss too many more games
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Re: Some Good News
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2018, 02:29:15 PM »
From what Rierden said today it doesnít sound as if Wilson will play in any of the games this week.  I am hoping he will be back for the Pittsburgh game next week. 

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Re: Some Good News
« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2018, 10:54:13 AM »
Apparently Bowey got hurt in practice. Was helped off the ice, hobbled down the runway, then later returned to "test" his leg.. (no news since, about 30 minutes ago from Isabelle) Hope for the best, we've been riddled with injury this year.  :-\

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Re: Some Good News
« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2018, 11:31:36 AM »
Apparently Bowey got hurt in practice. Was helped off the ice, hobbled down the runway, then later returned to "test" his leg.. (no news since, about 30 minutes ago from Isabelle) Hope for the best, we've been riddled with injury this year.  :-\
Four salaries totaling near 20mil are on IR, anc concussion IR which could mean theyíll miss more time if another incident occurs.


This leaves to a reality weak organizational depth, impart due to the salary situation,  to replace them.

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Re: Some Good News
« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2018, 12:28:15 PM »
Yep, they in a pickle fo sho..


edit: Bowey says he's good to go. Wilson skates for first time, wearing no contact jersey..

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Re: Some Good News
« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2018, 03:25:58 PM »
Four salaries totaling near 20mil are on IR, anc concussion IR which could mean theyíll miss more time if another incident occurs.


This leaves to a reality weak organizational depth, impart due to the salary situation,  to replace them.
Actually only Orpik is on IR and his salary is only 1 million.  Looks like Wilson may even return this weekend.  Should know more after practice tomorrow.  As for organizational depth I think we have done amazingly well despite all our injuries. 

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Re: Some Good News
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2018, 02:33:39 PM »
Wilson indeed is going to play Friday night against the Canes and based on practice it appears that he will skate on a line with Kuzy and Vrana.  Connolly moved down to the Eller line and it appears that Stephenson and Burakovsky will be the scratches.