2011-12 Around the League Discussion
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11-02-2011, 10:46 AM
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One of the better games of the year so far. Caps fight back from two deficits all game, win in OT. Boudreau called upon his grinders, who have girt, size, and mobility to lead the charge (and insightfully, NOT Ovie). Boy would I love to have a Chimera, Ward, or Laich on the Island. Caps are very deep and seem to have the grit factor that caters to PO style hockey and when/if Ovie doesn't deliver. Then again, your best players have to be your hardest working.
For all the accolades Fowler receives, his defensive zone play has always been tabbed as a weakness; he's still has some work to do in that area. I would take a Lydman type D man as a top-4 upgrade.
That game was a lot of fun. The Chimera-Laich-Ward line is a real treat. It keeps opponents really busy.
Cool seeing talents like Selanne and Backstrom putting up points and doing what they're paid for - and what entertains the fans.
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