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05-03-2011, 02:30 PM
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the problem with the capitals is not a lack of talent, but a lack of experience and a lack of understanding of what is required to be successful in the stanley cup playoffs. adding more young players wont fix that.

i'd suggest that the balance of over 30 year old players to young players needs to be increased on the older player side of the scales, in fact.

knuble and poti were not enough. hannan replaced poti and they added arnott and thats not enough. next season wideman will be added as a start. what the caps need is to keep arnott or replace him with another veteran with playoff experience. eakin isn't going to cut it.

at this point it seems clear that backstrom has yet to achieve understanding at the playoff level and so, johansson still needs years before he is at that level.

the only reason to consider any of the not yet in the nhl young players is if the caps need to move an established young player, schultz or fehr or semin or let laich go as ufa in order to add experience at another position. that would open up a roster spot for an inexpensive elc player.

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