Anyone else getting intense schadenfreude watching the Caps implode and Ovi going all Patrick Roy (without the cups and the Conn Smythes)? There are some really fun conspiracy theories on the Caps board about how the league is the cause of Ovi's downfall and how all Ovi needs is Sid to be a superstar again. I'm loving this.
Just like when the NFL stomped on Albert Haynesworths' career.
If he didn't come across as an egotistical jerk sometimes and pout when things don't go his way, there's no way the league is going to promote that type of player. It's bad enough to have Crosby updates every day as it is. Personally, I don't like the guy and never did.
Dont know where else to put this, and dont really want to make a playoff push thread as to not jinx it lol.
Dont look now but if we win tomorrow in Winnipeg its a whole new ball game.
With a W:
Within 1 point of Washington for 10th, with 1 game in hand.
Within 3 points of Winnipeg for 9th, with 3 games in hand.
Within 3 points of Toronto for 8th, with 1 game in hand.*
Within 3 points of Florida for 3rd(heh), with FL having 1 game in hand.*
The last two are dependent on each of those teams losing in regulation tomorrow as well.
Things are getting interesting. Not getting my hopes up until we are within 2 points of a playoff spot, but still fun to think about even with everything going on.
Relevant schedule for tomorrow:
San Jose at Toronto Anaheim at Carolina Minnesota at Florida Tampa Bay at Winnipeg
Everyone hope for regulation wins for the away teams tomorrow!
Lawton reveals some interesting stuff from his time as GM.
He seemed to be interested in trading for Travis Moen, but ended up getting re-signed by Montreal before a deal could happen.
He also wanted to trade for Clark MacArthur. TB offered like a 3rd and 6th round pick.
MacArthur went to Atlanta for a 3rd and 4th.
M&W start cracking up when Lawton says not to listen to trainers, because they make stuff up. Several weeks ago, M&W had suggested trainers would tell you everything and were very under utilized for their insight for some reason.
Lawton turned down a significantly better offer for Recchi to go to a team that wasn't as good, just so Recchi could have the best chance at winning the cup. The deal he did, taken by itself, is what Lawton considers his worst.