I really would rather Orlov. The kid seems very level headed and I wouldn't be surprised if understands the Hunter message of defense first. He just isn't any worse than Wideman or Schultz and can lay a good hit.
And if the Caps fall behind he wouldn't be a bad guy to have in there for his offense and creativity. LOL He's certainly well rested.
He played very good hockey while Green was out and was really playing instead of "Schultzie". His reward is popcorn. I could understand it if others were performing to the best of their abilities but when looking at the performance of the third pairing that just hasn't been the case.
No Hits is in because the series doesn't command the rough play of Erskine, and because unfortunately they think Orlov is a greenhorn. But they missed the window to test him at playoff speed in game 6. Which of course, we all know won't be a problem for him any more than it is for our all star. Sarge goes in because there isn't anyone else.
If anyone saw anything of interest in google plus discussion - hook us up please.
All I found was the Katie heckler about Semin
We can see the risk to use Orlov in game 7 for his first game. But he should have been in game 1 or 6, since Sarge's playoff track record should have pointed to the need to consider others, even if they have their own issues.
Ok @SWhyno @kcarrera, why didn't one of you ask why he's playing the worst player in the NHL, Schultz in the biggest game of the year? #caps