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05-01-2012, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by marcel snapshot View Post
I just don't get all the teeth-gnashing over this - we all agreed (I thought) that the Caps couldn't win playing wide-open. They're now in the process of of evolving into a team that can have success in the playoffs - that's good. If this continues to work, the team gains more confidence, and that confidence creates a momentum of its own -- and that's how a successful playoff run emerges. We're not there yet, but we're showing all the signs you need to see to have such a run.
* what is your take on how ovechkin will respond to being a weapon only deployed offense is needed?

* the clear uncertainty of the long term damage that might be done by lineup useage is what is causing the teeth gnashing. if you dont care if 8 is on the team next season, then you have nothing to fret over.

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