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01-22-2012, 12:05 AM
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Mojo's getting way too much flak on here. His weaknesses WRT to faceoffs and strength on the puck are apparent, but they're very much fixable (or at least improvable) with work. And he's easily one of the smarter decision-makers on the team.

For someone who's not ready to be a 2C in the league, he's tied for 38th among NHL centers in points, on pace for 19 goals and 50 points. He's got the third-most points of any forward on the team, yet he's 6th in total ice time, and 5th in PP ice time.

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01-22-2012, 12:24 AM
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Mojo's getting way too much flak on here. His weaknesses WRT to faceoffs and strength on the puck are apparent, but they're very much fixable (or at least improvable) with work. And he's easily one of the smarter decision-makers on the team.

For someone who's not ready to be a 2C in the league, he's tied for 38th among NHL centers in points, on pace for 19 goals and 50 points. He's got the third-most points of any forward on the team, yet he's 6th in total ice time, and 5th in PP ice time.

And he's 21 ****ing years old.

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01-22-2012, 12:45 AM
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If they could execute passes and maintain a forecheck, the system isn't an issue. This team is a transition team. We only score now off ozone possession when on pp. even strength, we rely on turnovers to give us puck possession in neutral zone with speed. If a team plays us smart and even up, we're done cause we can't meet their standards of execution.
They don't even try to possess the puck unless there is a breakdown by the other team that results in a clear odd man situation. Other than that they dump the puck and if there isn't a great chance of getting it they don't even try but instead fall right back into a trap.

You have to try to possess the puck to actually possess the puck and Hunter does not want them to try to possess the puck so they don't. This team hasn't tried to possess the puck since the losing streak last season. Yet Ovechkin, Backstrom, Semin, and Johansson, you know the guys who are asked to do the heavy lifting up front offensively are all puck possession players. Shocking things aren't working out...

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01-22-2012, 11:58 AM
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For a center or a new GM?

The Caps will have to dump salary for a new C. I'd ship out Wideman, Laich, Schultz, probably Ward, probably Knuble.

I'd take offers for Mojo but would only trade him if I loved the player we were getting back.

No team wants to trade away their C. Brad Richards was a guy I wanted in July. He would've made a great tandem w/ Backs and the PP would be better. Wouldn't Laich's and Ward's salary been nearly what Brad Richards is making? Arnott would've been a dumpster dive option. Is Tim Connelly broken this year? He was an FA.

Really, any GM with pen and paper ought to see clearly that:

Backstrom
Mojo
Laich
Halpern
Perreault

up the middle is ****.
Center/s, GM will be here... at least till the end of the season... who's out there, Doan would be great, but isn't he really attached to Arizona with a horse ranch or something like that?

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