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Wideman is going to get big money because there are so few offensive defensemen on the market. Someone will give him stupid money, and that's fine - he needs to go elsewhere. Green's coming back and while we'll be overpaying him, we won't be overpaying him nearly as much as we'd be overpaying Wideman to keep him.
They really, REALLY fucked up. Holy hell.
Just lamenting after the Devils advanced. Maybe they wouldn't have beaten NJ after all, but they should have given themselves the chance.
You could argue Caps were the better team in Games 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. They won three of those. They gagged in Game 5. They hit the post in overtime twice in Game 3. I think the only Caps win where you could argue the Rangers were even/better was Game 2. Didn't Del Zotto hit a post twice in that one? I just don't think the Rangers were THAT good.
some good news...we did a minor league trade and sent Bourque to Boston for a FW with some potential...
Jackie Robinson isn't dirty. This isn't Pack Pride.
Ehhh if he was drafted 5 years ago and still hasn't made the NHL it's unlikely he's going to be a serious player.
He should just become great
I would rather have the unknown than proven minor league Bourque
Wish they could keep Knuble but understand why not.
After three seasons in Washington, Mike Knuble’s time as a Capital has come to an end.
Knuble said in a phone interview Wednesday that he has been informed by General Manager George McPhee that the Capitals will not re-sign him for the 2012-13 season. The veteran winger is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
“I don’t think it was unexpected, the way things went this season,” Knuble said. “There are younger guys stepping up and those guys will need a spot to play and a chance to play…. It’s really the first time in my career that I’ve been told by a team they don’t want me back, but it’s not like I was blindsided.”
we are going to regret this.
im hearing pg plaza is the spot!
I miss him already
Alex Ovechkin @ovi8
Good luck @MikeKnuble22 !!! Gr8 time with you!!!...U were best old guy i know who like russian music hahahah!!!!
I don't know if we'll regret it in the sense that Knuble will go somewhere else and pot 25 next year. But he's clearly going to be missed in the locker room. And frankly, if we'd used him properly this past season, we might miss him on the ice too.
God this past season was just one big directionless abortion regarding everything from management, gameplanning, personnel and leadership. Starting to think next year is more of the same.
I can't even imagine a fantasy scenario where we can fill our ever increasing roster holes.
I just relapsed hard after 3 weeks of putting this shit behind me. George is gonna name Deano coach in fucking August and were gonna sign olli jokinen to a 2 year $10m deal. I'm so angry right now for some reason and I knew 22 would be gone nut for some reason it just sucks being like this.
Caps and kings only teams not to lose two in a row in playoffs, woohooo!
i guess mike wise had an article recently on Snyder vs Leonsis and the Junkies were talking about it. its sad to say but i prefer Snyder.
Its pretty obvious what's happening this offseason. The free agent market is not deep with scoring forwards. Parise, Semin etc will command way too many years and the Caps will be left with scraps and a 2nd line that simply cannot score. This forces us to play an even more soul crushing, boring, trapping, defensive style than late last year.
Should be awesome.
They have a plan, nubs.
Window. Open. Long time.
This. Knoobs is a good guy, a real good team leader, and I've been saying that both Juggles and Huntsy were misusing Knoobs for most of the season. The last month of the season or so and playoffs proved that.
Serious question. Given the statement that the Caps have a long window what is or what should be the plan for this team going forward? As a casual hockey fan I am genuinely curious as to what some of the more knowledgeable posters have to say on this topic.
There is no plan. Its just stay the course and hope it somehow works. You're committed to Ovie, Backstrom and Laich for many years, all with no trade clauses. You aren't going to get a Philly style shakeup. You just fill in random pieces and they might end up working.
Yep, that's pretty much it. The sad thing is that the talent on this squad is vastly overrated, and the system is bereft of talent. Whatever plan they did have was predicated on the stars continuing to play at a very high level. Bad times when that doesn't happen.
I figure GMGM has wasted at least two full seasons because of his stubbornness and indecision. As gocaps has said, maybe they should have stayed the course after Montreal. Whatever the case, The Plan been a colossal failure.
i definitely think they should have stayed the course after Montreal but Boudreau should have been fired the day after the Tampa series. and are we really going to hire in house again? i truly hate this organization.
Again, as a casual fan talking it seems as though Ovie, Backstrom, Laich, Alzner, Carlson, Green, Hotlby and Kuznetsov (if he ever plays here) would be a decent enough foundation of players that are young enough to be around for a while. Is it unreasonable to think we could build a decent team from that core?
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