Not sure why people are debating OV right now. When he started sucking. He is on a line with Beagle and Crabb. There is nothing left to talk about. Rock bottom has been reached.
Exactly, he's already been demoted to the 4th line.
20 years since we started 0-3, wonder how long since 0-4....
George McPhee....The Teflon GM. 15 years of failure and counting....
6 - Number of playoff series the Capitals have won since George McPhee took over as General Manager in 1997 (which makes him the third-longest-tenured GM in the League), three of which came in McPhee's first season on the job.
Ovechkin, Backstrom, Laich, Johansson, Brouwer, Forsberg, Kuznetsov.... how many more long term forward pieces do we need? Other than another center which would hopefully be filled in the draft...
Our defense has a pretty solid core with Carlson/Alzner/Green/Orlov... I'd consider trading Green but for a defense upgrade.
Forsberg and Kuznetsov isn't even on the team.
Laich is injured, Johansson is awful, Brouwer is inconsistent, Ovechkin does nothing, and Backstrom is clearly not himself.
When you let up 6 goals in two games, sure, it's the defense. But when you score 1 goal in two games, something is not right. Trade Green. He's in a Ovechkin like stretch here without the same money involved obviously.