I think HSHS really means that after so many SE champ raise the flag nights, the team might actually try to return to the Finals.
As for AO... the truth is, he was a great scorer only... and the last time I checked, there are "2" ends of the ice.
FORGOT: I realize you are a true fan... and passionate about the team. I respect that.
He's also an above average playmaker and by far our most imposing hitter.
Briere doesn't know the defensive zone from his cloaca and he's been absolute gold in the playoffs in his career. I think Ovechkin is fairly similar in that regard, and when used properly his defensive issues can be masked and his offensive/physical gifts used effectively enough to win series. I generally agree in having a prototypical playoff warrior be well versed in offense, defense and physical play but guys like Briere, Ovechkin or Franzen are so good in the spring they can be gamebreakers even with their defects.
OK, I couldn't realize it was last years thread. Even MacKinnonn's name wasn't enough for me. It's just the same **** another year probably.
It is just another year. The team sucks out of the gate. We ***** about it. Ted says be patient. GMGM tells us we don't know what we're talking about and the team rebounds to make a late rush. Only this year, the rest of the division won't stink up the joint and let us pass them.
This management team has had ample opportunity to put together a quality team and the only thing they've accomplished is division banners (bfd), a presidents trophy and early playoff exits.
As long as Ted Leonsis equates mediocrity and arena sell outs to success this won't change until GMGM retires.