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03-14-2013, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by HockeyEh View Post
Umm, ...

Under Abe Pollin, the Capitals reached the Stanley Cup Finals.

Under Ted Leonsis, the Capitals have never even reached the Eastern Conference Championship round.
You have a good point here.

Also under Abe (as bad as he was) we made the ECF in 90 as well.

The Finals run was kinda fluky and for once WE had the hot goalie.

I think the key is that David Poile knows how to build a team even under working at a comparative disadvantage budget wise.

George McPhee does not. Never has proven it and never will. The 98 team was Poile's team not George's.

The Caps made the playoffs some 16 years in a row. Then they had a season (or several under Schoenfeld) that they were besieged by injuries and failed to make the playoffs. Poile fired.

GMGM has had nowhere near the success but the guy is like the terminator of GMs. He never stops coming back.

That is one thing that Abe holds way over Ted. He had the ability to make those kinds of tough decisions. Ted cowers when confronted by them.

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