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03-23-2012, 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by BobRouse View Post
No doubt most are. But lets face it..we've sucked at the shootout since Kozlov departed despite having Hendricks for a good portion of that time.

Not sure Semin is coming back next year. Ovechkin and Backstrom are ok at the shootout but we have basically nothing after that.

RE Brouwer: I thought that about Aucoin too...but really..what options did he have? Most of our team sucks at it.
this sort of brings me back to a previous complaint. the last couple of OT's or more it seems like hunter has the team playing for the shootout. the previous OT beagle played every other shift while semin sat on the bench for the entire session and johansson skated one shift. this past OT ovechkin skated two shifts only. johansson who's speed is a real advantage with all that skating room got one shift again.

by all evidence the caps dont try and win in OT which i just dont get. though, it fits the new team game plan which is first not to lose and try and win when the opportunity opens up.

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