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Good effort after a listless first period.  Oshie, Carlson and Orlov had particularly good games.  Holtby was solid.  We need to insert Boyd onto the 3rd line and bench Panik.  I don't care what he signed or how much he makes.  He's useless.  Heck, I thought Malenstyn looked pretty good when he was in there.  The 3rd line is basically neutered with Panik and Hagelin.  8 points in 45 combined games for your third line wingers is just dreadful.


Wow! 8 points in 45 games!  Thatís good info Wayne. Thanks!
 Didnít realize the production was that low for those third line guys.


I, like Beags, have started to zero in on Panik a bit, when heís on the ice. To be honest, heís not exactly harmful, in an obvious way, that would stick out, but heís also not calling attention to himself for any substantive contributions, that may sway the coaches to keep him around!
 That is NOT a good position to be in, with this highly productive and deeply talented team!  The performance bar is high on the Capitals!
 
 I feel a little better about Hagelin.  Although no doubt, his production numbers are down, he has had his fair share of post hits, and a bit of bad puck luck.  Itís no secret that heís never had a laser accurate shot, but because of his speed and high energy, iím a little more willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, that the upside of his production, may be just around the corner, and in time for the second half of the season!


 Additionally, both Haglin and Eller, are excellent at keeping the puck alive when we are in the opponents zone, increasing zone time and scoring chances!  They really do need to start putting that puck in the back of the net!
 I think Boyd would be the hands-down better choice over Panik, and that may be coming soon!


Has anyone else noticed, the increased player experimentation happening on PK? Rierden, with our PK performing at a high-level, seems to be afforded the luxury of letting a few more fellas ďauditionď in the PK arena!
 My feeling is that the coach has six or seven VERY SOLID, hi smarts, hustlers, that he can count on as ďcoreď members of the PK! (Guys like Dowd, Eller, Hathaway, Hagelin, Gudas, Wilson, etc., give Rierden more fresh options as guys get tired, without sacrificing the overall PK effectiveness!
 Considering we commit more than our fair share of dumb penalties, it helps lessen the sting with that good strong PK !


 Letís not forget Rierden, in the pre season, ( and having lower PK numbers in his first year as head coach), saying that, a 3rd or 4th line skater, having strong PK skills, will be given a much higher consideration, as to who will start, and who will go to HERSHEY!!
He put the writing on the wall early! LOL!


Rush

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Everyone knows the Earth is cube shaped!

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ok, except for the Detroit thing, now you are just making up cubed shit
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Damn DC....what the hell is going on in Detroit.  They have lost 10 in a row.  That's downright sad.  I really had not been paying much attention, but looked at the standings today.  OOOH  FAHHHH


And if you go south from Detroit, you are in Canada

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So here we are....no game on the radar so....




Chain saws were originally invented to aid in childbirth


Wombat poop is cube shaped


4% of sand on Normandy beach is broken down shrapnel from D-Day


there are more public libraries than McDonalds


Buzz Aldrin's mother's surname was Moon  (for those of you who believe the earth is round)


The sun and the moon appear to be the same size in the sky (to us) because the moon is 1/400th the size of the sun, but orbits the earth (again, for you globeheads) at 1/400th the distance between the earth and sun.


The population in California is more than the population in Canada (and that's without counting the illegals)


A 17" pizza is more pizza than two 12" pizzas









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Caps offensive lines combined +/- ratings:


Ovie  Backy Willy:  +2


Vranna Kuzy Oshie:  +17


Hags Eller Panik:  +13


Lepper Dowd Hathy:  +6


(these figures are a SUM of the players' +/- on each line, NOT the average)




Well it IS the boredom thread.  Just thought peeps might overlook the third line defensive responsibilities.  And yes, I DO realize these lines change and that skews the figures.


Jensen is currently a -9 and Mr Norris is +19


Little surprised Johhny Q Norris is only +19.  He has 45 points in 33 games, so apparently he lacks in the defensive defensemen area a bit  (man do I miss what's his name - the Canadian guy who loved to stroke Johhny and ALWAYS came to his defense no matter what.  He would be going bonkers with me even hinting at the fact the JQDN is NOT the best defensman on the team...league...planet)




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Damn DC....what the hell is going on in Detroit.  They have lost 10 in a row.  That's downright sad.  I really had not been paying much attention, but looked at the standings today.  OOOH  FAHHHH
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Caps looked pretty damn good all around.  Just based on overall effort and reasonable scoring chances I thought the score was closer than it should have been with the Caps pretty much controlling the flow.  Could/should have been at least 2-0 after the first 5-10 minutes easy.
Agree with AJ that the Caps when playing well are swarming teams.  They just totally control the flow and the opponents are just sort of caught and can't keep up.
Johhny Q Norris had a pretty damn decent game.  Looked good several times.  Although I did see him get caught a couple times and saved himself by his best defensive tool....the poke check.  I'm not ragging on him....but he was lucky to just barely make a couple key plays that turned out for the good.  He did have a couple nice offensive step ups one of them the game winner.  (He did also totally miss the net several times on the pp but let's not go there)
Oshie...damn dude has some serious hands...(why is 77 better than 69?....cause you get ate more) :uh-huh:




Got to give the players and the coaches credit.  They are definitely the best team in hockey right now.  When they play like they played last night (bad bounces and missed open nets aside) they will have few teams that can hang with them.  I don't think I expected them to do this well this season.  We had some big questions on D which I think were addressed well with the combination of Gudas, Ziggs, and some of the more defensive minded forwards. (and the shaving of Nisky's contract)
The fourth line is playing much better than expected.  Getting production and some important ice time.  Every minute they are on the ice is a plus for us later.  Plus, they are fun to watch.  Leipsic must be a real lunatic.  He's got good wheels and if he were a little bigger, he'd be incredible.  He reminds me a little of Dino Ciccarelli (although not scoring touch).
Third line definitely struggling to produce, but hard to be fair judge of that with the injuries and lack of playing time.  I'm not expecting real big numbers from them and lets face it, Hags and Panik were picked up to fill the disastrous PK void we had last year.  Certainly we'd like and expect more offensive production from them than we've gotten thus far, but preventing the opponent from scoring is important as well.


I do think its inevitable we are in a for a bad stretch, but like others have said....nice to have the points in the bank to rely on.


Nice to have a team fun to watch and one I enjoy the level of play  (nice to be winning too)


Go CAPS





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Not a bad match! A few years ago, I would of NOT wanted Willie to fight Chara, but Willes greatly improved, including showin respect to a man that will be included among the best Dman ever


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Good effort after a listless first period.  Oshie, Carlson and Orlov had particularly good games.  Holtby was solid.  We need to insert Boyd onto the 3rd line and bench Panik.  I don't care what he signed or how much he makes.  He's useless.  Heck, I thought Malenstyn looked pretty good when he was in there.  The 3rd line is basically neutered with Panik and Hagelin.  8 points in 45 combined games for your third line wingers is just dreadful.



Yes, I agree about Panik. I found myself watching him more last night and was really disappointed. I was hoping he would  break out and really contribute but I think Boyd is the better choice.  I bet they give him another few games, but I don't think they feel they have to play him over the long term.
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