Game #12|Fri., Nov. 1, 2013|Capitals at Flyers |7:00 p.m. ET
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11-01-2013, 05:41 PM
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Even with Ovechkin their lineup isn't that good. Backstrom has had a fall from grace, Semin is gone, Perreault is gone, Varlamov is gone, Ribeiro is gone, Green has had a fall from grace (not to the extent that Backstrom has but still), etc.
They're not much better then us in the standings with a healthy, producing Ovechkin for a reason. Their forward group is extremely top heavy in terms of scoring as evidenced by Ovechkin scoring on about half of their goals. There's Ovechkin, then a drop off to Backstrom, then a drop off to a Grabrovski that has cooled down a lot since the start of the season, then a bunch of semi-skilled semi-scoring players like Erat and Fehr and Laich and then a bunch of depth with no powerful scoring potential. So it's basically a two or three man team as far as offensive production from forwards go. Then at D they have Green then just a bunch of crap in terms of offense from the D. They'll be lucky to have two 40 point D out of that group.
Holtby came into the season vastly overrated. If you look at how many games he's played, how young he is, and how limited his actual NHL success is he's very unproven.
They also traded their best prospect for Martin Erat
then played him for less then ten minutes a game on the 4th line for a long time. So there's that.
They traded kuznetsov?
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