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05-14-2013, 04:32 PM
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports...1f9_story.html
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When you have an owner who acts like a teddy bear, who wants to be loved by his players and who only talks tough when somebody criticizes his beloved employees, what do you expect? His years of country-club attitude create the atmosphere where Ovechkin can embarrass the NHL and the Caps by telling a Russian reporter, “The refereeing . . . how can there be no penalties at all [on one team] during the playoffs? I am not saying there was a phone call from [the league], but someone just wanted Game 7. For the ratings. The lockout . . . the league needs to make profit.” (What, no KGB?)

When you have a general manager who has been in his job 16 years but hasn’t been to the Stanley Cup finals since his first year and that GM builds teams designed to win in the regular season and fill up the rink for his boss but not to weather the demands of the playoffs, why would you think he’s going to win it all?...

The Caps will continue to be the Caps, their value marked to a theoretical model in ownership’s mind, not to the harsh market testing of actual results.
Boswell is off on Holtby/Neuvirth's numbers but overall on point.

Edit: Read it wrong. It's an awkward way of putting it.


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