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10-08-2011, 08:18 AM
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Vokoun Not Starting

http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/20...ap-in-the-fac/

According to the Washington Times, Vokoun will not start the home opener for the Capitals. Apparently, he is not injured, since his agent seems bent out of shape.

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10-08-2011, 08:41 AM
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By the same token, based on exhibition play,shouldnt we start Markstrom???

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By the same token, based on exhibition play,shouldnt we start Markstrom???
You, sir, make a valid point.

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10-08-2011, 09:02 AM
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Don't really think this is a story, though. They play the Canes tonight, then they have the Lightning and Pens. Not a big deal if he doesn't play the opener and is better rested for the next two games.

Didn't see how he did in the pre-season, though.

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10-08-2011, 09:28 AM
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By the same token, based on exhibition play,shouldnt we start Markstrom???
Difference is, Neuvirth has been an NHL proven goalie over the past year... Even thought I really want Markstrom to play too.. Kinda hoping for a 7-6 win and let Markie play next game

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I was pretty surprised when I read this yesterday, although it's not like Vokoun won't get plenty of other starts. You would just think, it's Opening Night and the starter would start. Yes, the difference between Markstrom and Neuvirth is that he has had experience starting. I don't know how safe I'd feel with Markstrom in net tonight, but am hoping to see him get some starts in over the next few weeks.

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10-08-2011, 02:57 PM
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Probably because Vokoun is the 3rd best goalie in the organisation.

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10-08-2011, 03:24 PM
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The best part is, it's not our problem to worry about!

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10-08-2011, 04:04 PM
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...And you wonder why the Caps haven't found the holy grail.

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10-08-2011, 05:13 PM
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Maybe Vokoun now realizes that dissing Tallon wasn't a great career move.

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I think the big issue is that BB doesnt have a clue when it comes down to player management. This wouldnt be an issue had he sat down with TVo and let him know the plan. My thoughts with this is that Bruce is giving Neuvy the nod tonight because of his outstanding play in the preseason and on top of that the next 2 games are Tampa and Pitt. So if you sit Neuvy tonight he doesnt get a start until 2 weeks into the season. It makes sense it was just handled wrong IMO by Bruce.

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The best part is, it's not our problem to worry about!
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Probably because Vokoun is the 3rd best goalie in the organisation.

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Maybe Vokoun now realizes that dissing Tallon wasn't a great career move.
Then it would be Panthers' problem?

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can't say i'm not happy about this. first game and already vokuon and his as---- agent causing problems. good ridance!!!!!!

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Seriously, fellas? He's in the lineup tonight. It was a strategical move. Surprised at the bitterness towards a guy who put your team on his back for so many years and excelled doing it.

No doubt you'll be happy when he's resting on Saturday after playing tonight and Thursday. You know you'll have a better shot without him in net for the Caps.

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Seriously, fellas? He's in the lineup tonight. It was a strategical move. Surprised at the bitterness towards a guy who put your team on his back for so many years and excelled doing it.

No doubt you'll be happy when he's resting on Saturday after playing tonight and Thursday. You know you'll have a better shot without him in net for the Caps.
Not everyone is bitter. Vokoun will give you some very strong games, but he will also let in some head shaking weakies. Some posters tend to key in on those moments.

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Seriously, fellas? He's in the lineup tonight. It was a strategical move. Surprised at the bitterness towards a guy who put your team on his back for so many years and excelled doing it.

No doubt you'll be happy when he's resting on Saturday after playing tonight and Thursday. You know you'll have a better shot without him in net for the Caps.
The great majority of fans enjoyed Vokoun and recognize he was a top 5 goalie for us. Aside from that an extremely classy guy.

What surprised us is signing him as the #1 goalie, him flying his family in to watch, and then day of the coach telling him hes not starting.

Poor management IMHO.

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I have absolutely no bitterness towards Vokoun at all. He's still one of my favorite all-time players and I really enjoyed having a player like him on my team. Most of the time, he'll play spectacular and keep you in games single-handedly. Other times, he'll be off his game and let in some weak goals. He'll always admit when he's had a bad performance and will blame himself when the team isn't winning, even when it's not his fault. It's a shame that he didn't re-sign in Florida for another season, but I am glad to see him sign somewhere with the chance to win a Cup.

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10-10-2011, 05:49 PM
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I wonder if he watched our opening game this year thinking he had made the wrong decision.

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I wonder if he watched our opening game this year thinking he had made the wrong decision.
You do realize he's playing on the Caps right? We don't exactly have a better chance of winning the cup then they do..

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You do realize he's playing on the Caps right? We don't exactly have a better chance of winning the cup then they do..
Probably, but with Vokoun between the pipes i wouldn't rule this team out of a deep run.

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You do realize he's playing on the Caps right? We don't exactly have a better chance of winning the cup then they do..
I was more meaning because he is being paid less than we offered him and because he was feeling disrespected for not getting to start the opening home match.

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10-10-2011, 08:53 PM
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Probably, but with Vokoun between the pipes i wouldn't rule this team out of a deep run.
Yup agreed if we can keep up the effort and production we saw the other night. We may not have the high end skill that the Caps have but the Predators have shown that a team game can sometimes beat out skill.

Watching some of tonight's game on VS, seems that the Caps aren't playing all that much team defense in front of Vokoun either so I wouldn't rule out them being eliminated from the playoffs quickly again.
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I was more meaning because he is being paid less than we offered him and because he was feeling disrespected for not getting to start the opening home match.
Not to mention we offered him a 2 yr deal IIRC which would've given him more stability for his family as well. And he was guaranteed to be the starter here at least 1.5 of those yrs since Tallon was saying all along that he was going to bring Markstrom along slowly.

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After tonight they might say "So what if Vokie has to pass through waivers, nobody will take him if they saw him play tonight against the Ning."

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