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01-25-2013, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by CapitalsCupFantasy View Post
If you buy that's the sole reason they dumped Semin....I don't. It was well beyond style of play. They also didn't really dump him. They let him go for nothing. THey should have made a locker room statement/trade years ago. They would have gotten quality assets and changed the team dynamic quickly. Instead we have a core in a tailspin mentally.

Agree on the vision part, sadly Bruce helped start that by caving in style of play after the league cried that the Caps couldn't play D. Now we try to play D, still suck and can no longer score.

The Caps are really becoming a sad, overpriced product.
BTW- You're the other person whose view I wanted.

But on this post, I disagree with some of your takes, which I underlined.

The fact that we nearly made the semi's would seem defacto as to proof that, even a roster selected for a run & gun team.... can still effectively play a grinding game, with enough insistence by their coach: thus playing defence.

It's been but 3 games... we could switch back.

My.02? I suspect Alex and Nicky didn't like that style... and the dumping (and you're correct, it was a pure dump) of Semin angered them.

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