Was Joel Ward in the doghouse recently? One remark he made in an interview with a CBC commentator right after the game alluded to this, for me.
Doghouse? He wasn't even allowed in the doghouse...
George McPhee....The Teflon GM. 15 years of failure and counting....
6 - Number of playoff series the Capitals have won since George McPhee took over as General Manager in 1997 (which makes him the third-longest-tenured GM in the League), three of which came in McPhee's first season on the job.
I know we were competing for that 8th spot until the end of the year but man I am soooo happy you guys took it and beat Boston, we would of got killed. Holtby looks to be your future goaltender, make sure you sign Semin this year and you guys will be set for years to come! Great Series! Congratz!
I said a couple of years ago the Caps would go all the way, once they learned to play tight checking and defensive hockey, and in the playoffs. If they could do that, and their gamebreakers (AO, Backstrom, Greene, Semin, even Knuble) can make themselves matter while buying in, you guys could get a real shot. I hope Holtby is the real deal. Hard to tell against the B's, they just couldn't generate quality chances.
I'm sad, but happy for all my friends and family down there, and all of you.
While I'm ecstatic from the win, I gotta question...
How would we be looking at Ovi's game/TOI if we had lost? I still stand by that he's been generating great scoring chances and they just haven't gone in yet. He's not a defense guy at all but the fact Beagle and what not are getting more TOI?