why does coaching always dominate the latter stages of a post-ass whipping GDT? i come in here the day after and continue to be amazed that we're discussing something that makes next to no difference at this point. replacing oates is way down the list of priorities. it starts with a new GM, and the next 5-6-7 tasks are all replacing X player and Y player, not the coach.
Was laich suspended? is he getting paid? I bet George wasnt happy about that him showing up injured.
Maybe George doesn't have the room cap wise / can't work out a deal to make room. Tick tock.
He says Laich is not ready. Laich is skating.
I cant believe I am about to type this, but we really need him in the lineup asap. I think George thinks the same.
I think george is working the phones, the Poti injury aside.
A BL that is incapable of withstanding a check won't help this team.
I'll preface this with my belief that at some point, maybe tonight, the tide will turn a bit, and the Caps will win their fair share of games.
Ao will get his fair share of goals.
BUT... AO and the team are the Rocky Colivito's of the NHL. The Rock was a homerun hitting outfielder for the Detroit Tigers in the early 1960's. He slammed 50 some homers one year... NONE of em in the clutch.