I like it minimalist, but I'd prefer a game day thread that does not start with (indirect) trolling of the other team. Dunno, put a gif of Ovi hitting something, or Holtby's save.. in the end, this is about the Caps, not about whether the Bruins are good/bad/tough/crybabies or whatever.
Yeah I'm not too sure about poking the bear either but it's symbolic of what that particular game was about.
Wet you saw last game we did take 8 off point duties on PP1. While I won't mind to see him in front, we have players to do that already. Brouwer Laich Knuble. But when Ovi is not scoring on point duty, try him anywhere else.
I am still surprised we scored on the late PP. Only because right before that, Semin was standing in center ice before the goal. Literally not moving. I have never seen that before.
The Pens have Malkin camped in front of the net. Why not do the same with OV and get him off the point where he seems to do nothing of consequence accept turn pucks over.
malkin is not that good in front of the net. ovechkin is not exactly tim kerr there either. its a matter of managing your available skill sets. the caps have few players that can shoot and shoot one timers that can score beyond a certain distance. they have better players infront of the net.
put ov in front of the net and players like laich, knuble and brouwer that are btter at it than ov are not there and a player not as good as ov from 30ft out are at the point. its pretty simple.