Rangers at Caps Game 5 7:30 at Verizon Center
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05-10-2013, 02:43 PM
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You hit on the point which so many seem to overlook.
Is he going to show the discipline to get us a PP, the way Oleksy (a much older presumed more mature player) has. That may be the wildcard here.
The thing I see, he is likely the aggressor, and that is why we like him.
He is going to agitate. He may well get punched tonight. Not to mention, the refs often miss the retaliation, so he may be able to actually draw a PP for us.
Early Vegas odds has him committing a penalty before drawing one
Called for -120 / Draw +120
Perhaps he'll lay out a clean hit like he did on Chris Bourque and cause him to take a silly tripping penalty? It's not like everyone in the AHL is young like in the OHL. Chris Bourque is an experienced player and still took that penalty.
You are correct that the refs seem to always spot the retaliation (unless you are playing in NY and your name is Jason Chimera).
The net PP difference due to aggressive penalties is not really what intrigues me here.
I feel we need a much stronger physical push for tonights game and feel Wilson has a better chance of getting that for us. Maybe he'll get Hendricks and Beagle riled up enough to start hitting more than they have?
Like I always say..it seems like One Hit Leads to Another.
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