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11-29-2011, 03:00 PM
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Hopefully we'll be able to play this song tonight with proper context

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11-29-2011, 03:04 PM
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Schultz a healthy scratch - I like Hunter as a coach already!

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11-29-2011, 03:26 PM
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Schultz a healthy scratch - I like Hunter as a coach already!
Good first post. But I am half expecting JoeB to casually announce in the middle of the game, that Sarge is nursing an undisclosed injury, just to keep us wondering.

I hope Dale loves him some Erskine because our defense hell entire team lacks what he brings, someone that is no fun to play against, and plays with full effort. Dale trademarks. Something Sarge could stand to work on, full effort, to bring his game to the next level.

Calling it, Erskine vs Reaves <10 minutes in.

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11-29-2011, 03:29 PM
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It's going to be odd seeing Hunter behind the bench tonight. I'm excited to see how the team plays for him.

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11-29-2011, 03:31 PM
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Let's see how many seam passes ovi tries from half wall. Let's see how many times with pressure he over handles puck and doesn't move it quickly.

Those turnovers, which he displayed so ever presently from his early days along half wall. If those go. Then I'm fine with it.
When the Caps had the #1 PP in the league OV was on the half-wall or the point. He was poorly and under-utilized as a decoy. It was absurd. Boudreau failed at team discipline from Day 1. Teams adjusted to the Caps' system (in the playoffs and last 2 seasons) and when Bruce finally figured it out it was Year 5 and the "accountability" message didn't click with the players he'd ass-kissed his whole tenure.

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11-29-2011, 03:34 PM
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Well if they win this I wont have to listen to some smug self assuring quip about how great bruce is.

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11-29-2011, 03:36 PM
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Gee, I can't imagine why anyone could possibly find it annoying how no matter what happens, someone would show up and post something related to their single, 1 point agenda.

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11-29-2011, 03:41 PM
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Write up from Katie:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...cH9N_blog.html

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Hunter said he will be changing the team’s systems, but that it is important not to bombard the players with too many alterations at once.

“It is a fine line; I changed a few things but you can’t make drastic changes because you don’t have time to practice,” Hunter said. “Every coach has different systems and I changed my systems a bit from Bruce’s…Forecheck, neutral zone, d-zone, basically the whole ice, I guess. I’m not trying to change too much right now it’s pretty quick to get everybody on a different page here right now, but I definitely changed a few things.”
Glad he is gradually working in his system. Sounds like he knows exactly what he wants to employ.

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11-29-2011, 03:45 PM
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Gee, I can't imagine why anyone could possibly find it annoying how no matter what happens, someone would show up and post something related to their single, 1 point agenda.
Haters will always be haters....

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11-29-2011, 03:45 PM
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...cH9N_blog.html



Glad he is gradually working in his system. Sounds like he knows exactly what he wants to employ.
If he didn't we would be in real trouble.

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11-29-2011, 03:47 PM
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Haters will always be haters....
I'm not sure which one of us you're calling the "hater", but I am quite confident with Bruce removed, we will assuredly win a series of Stanley Cups, straight away.

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11-29-2011, 03:49 PM
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The whole ice, perfect! That's where our problem was.

I am hoping he can implement a near DRW grade breakout. Its a high bar but I think we have the talent to do it.

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11-29-2011, 03:55 PM
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I'm not sure which one of us you're calling the "hater", but I am quite confident with Bruce removed, we will assuredly win a series of Stanley Cups, straight away.
Wasn't calling you a hater....just saying people with an agenda (like the poster I THINK you were referring to) tend to be pretty consistant.

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11-29-2011, 03:56 PM
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I'm not sure which one of us you're calling the "hater", but I am quite confident with Bruce removed, we will assuredly win a series of Stanley Cups, straight away.
tonight

Caps win: proof boudreau sucks
Caps lose: proof mcphee still sucks.

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11-29-2011, 03:58 PM
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The whole ice, perfect! That's where our problem was.

I am hoping he can implement a near DRW grade breakout. Its a high bar but I think we have the talent to do it.

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11-29-2011, 04:01 PM
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next, ok.

Caps win: proof coaching changes shouldnt be feared, just like when Bruce started. That a new voice can trump any system or opponent.

Caps lose: proof that our team has major issues that require more than one practice to fix.

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11-29-2011, 04:02 PM
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next, ok.

Caps win: proof coaching changes shouldnt be feared, just like when Bruce started. That a new voice can trump any system or opponent.

Caps lose: proof that our team has major issues that require more than one practice to fix.
Well I agree and recall us waxing the Flyers when Laviolette took over as 1st game as coach.

I still think we win tonight and bring lots of fire.

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11-29-2011, 04:04 PM
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It seems to me that our moderators are trolling here lately, eh?

Kimi is back! That points to an easy win tonight.

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11-29-2011, 04:05 PM
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My post isn't here... weird. WTF?


Just wanted to say that moderators are trolling here lately it seems ))



PS: Kimi back to F1 = 2 points for Caps, mark my words.

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11-29-2011, 04:17 PM
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Dale just went 3 for 3 on his first test.

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11-29-2011, 04:18 PM
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It seems to me that our moderators are trolling here lately, eh?
nah Caps fans in general are *******s, you get used to it.

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11-29-2011, 04:21 PM
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Who is kimi....

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11-29-2011, 04:26 PM
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When the Caps had the #1 PP in the league OV was on the half-wall or the point. He was poorly and under-utilized as a decoy. It was absurd. Boudreau failed at team discipline from Day 1. Teams adjusted to the Caps' system (in the playoffs and last 2 seasons) and when Bruce finally figured it out it was Year 5 and the "accountability" message didn't click with the players he'd ass-kissed his whole tenure.
He started on the half wall with Semin on the point... sucked. And was moved back to the point.

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11-29-2011, 04:28 PM
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Can't remember what the Caps PP rating was for the 2008-2009 season but in the couple of games I've recently watched AO played on the half wall and on the point at times.

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I'd tell you to manage your expectations. If what I fear is true, that Bruce has utterly confused our players with whatever it was he was trying to do from a systems perspective, they will still be confused tonight. It will take Dale a few weeks to right the ship if that is the case.
My thoughts as well. If we win 7-0 or lose 7-0, it is only the first game. I won't think much of the result (long term), but obviously hoping for a W.

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