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01-09-2013, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by RandyHolt View Post
Johansson Backstrom Ovi
Wolski Ribeiro Brouwer
Chimera Laich Crabb
Hendricks Beagle Ward/MP85

Alzner Carlson
Hamrlik Green
Erskine/Poti/Schultz Orlov/Hillen

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Oates realizes our team is very very thin at scoring RW and does the obvious, move Ovi to RW. Its a no brainer to me.

Ward will resort back to regular season Ward. Crabb will easily pass him on the RW depth chart, on effort alone.

I am bullish on WW. No expectations, he has no pressure, we have nothing to lose. He has dedicated himself to stay in shape, I think he will be hungry. How hard is it to put a stick on the ice and skate to the net for Ribs anyways?

Poti will surprise. If you think hockey players forget how to play hockey, I laugh.

MJ is meh at RW and remains soft along the boards. He needs to be at LW so at least he can protect the puck with his body driving his wing, until he bulks up or graduates to center next year.
If our scoring lines are producing, it does not really matter which wing most goals are coming from. Furthermore, Caps will be thin at scoring at whichever wing Ovi doesn't play. Since we already have two serviceable top 6 RWs in Johansson and Brouwer, I don't see any advantage of moving Ovi from his preferred wing, especially considering he's never had the same success playing on the right side.

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