They might as well waive or trade Zherdev now. Really sad how they are using him. He seems to the the guy who is made an example out of, the easy target, while others dont get reprimanded at all. Last game he didnt play in the third. 6 minutes last night. Unless something really serious behind the scenes is going on, it is a waste of his talents. He gets zero pp time yet has great hands.
He should just play out the year and lets not resign him..
He does have 7 goals. As long as he isn't the main focus on this team i really don't care because he will not be a flyer next year unless he all of a sudden turns into the hardest working player on the team but i highly doubt that will ever happen.
Not to give up weak goals in the 3rd period. As in plural. The Caps tied the game twice in the last 7 minutes of the game in part because Boucher gave up a terrible goal.
Yeah, ok, he went 3 for 3 in the shootout.
There's no shootout if Boucher could make saves.
The Caps fourth goal should have been stopped, but I disagree about their third (I'm assuming those were the two "terrible goals" you refer to). The third goal came about because of a point blank shot from the slot, can't fault him for allowing a rebound there, especially since he actually directed it to the side of the net. Then the Cap who was there got 3 free whacks at it before scoring. Maybe you want your starter to come up with a save there, but when its your backup... help the guy out.