Oh thank God... Figured the Leafs would snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
Its interesting on Wilson still influences the team in the regard of low penalties. In the same way the Blue Jackets also had the least giveaways, thanks to the days of Hitchcock vs the Caps in a defensive system some how are a giveaway factory.
I bet Mr Cherry has a fit about Yakupovs goal celebration tonight. And just to be clear I think there is nothing at all wrong with it dude was pumped and fired up. Wish some of our players would show that fire again
Remember when Ovechkin and Semin were said to be dividing the locker room? And how everyone wanted Semin gone so Ovechkin could shed the malaise and get back on his game?
Semin's gone, but the malaise is still there.
It's not just there, it's through the roof. Ovechkin is now the sole lightning rod for criticism and has his back against the wall. Backstrom is too Swedish to be criticized and the rest of the forwards, Ribeiro aside, have zero expectations. Back then he could at least kick back with Semin and vent about the rest of the club and management being worthless. Now that's all gone.