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03-13-2011, 12:05 PM
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I don't blame him so much. He's at his best when he's talking about Jr players, because he has a freakish amount of knowledge about those leagues (and not just CHL). I'd rather hear him talk about that than hear his NHL biases, even if he favors the Caps at times.
Disagree. He develops a crush and then rides it into the ground. Not nearly as informed as he sounds. MacKenzie owns him on prospects.

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I think our D are shooting wide a bit too often. When a forward is tight and a risk at a block/breakaway, sure. Otherwise, crank it on goal.
For Carlson and Wideman who can actually bring it with some chance of getting on net? Sure.

For Schultz and Erskine?

Meh. As long as they put it somewhere near the end line, i'm not complaining.

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We are getting a lot of odd mans lately. We hardly got one for 4 months.
Indeed it probably has something to do with the fact that the puck isn't hopping over the caps sticks anymore nor are the caps blowing their wheels right and left.

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I think its funny that NBC isn't telling us any of the whistles today.
It's really frustrating. They didn't even tell us what the 2nd penalty was (MaJo, hooking).

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manitoba!

I wonder how many Junior teams he mentions.

He does know this broadcast is to American audiences? They know places like New York.
Did her really say Manitoba? Well you know all those prairie provinces start to look alike.

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I think our D are shooting wide a bit too often. When a forward is tight and a risk at a block/breakaway, sure. Otherwise, crank it on goal.
Yup they should try for more deflections.

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Disagree. He develops a crush and then rides it into the ground. Not nearly as informed as he sounds. MacKenzie owns him on prospects.
He's excellent when he's not talking about Canadian players or Team Canada. When they enter the fray he gets too smitten with them and loses perspective.

No doubt on MacKenzie though. He's actually professional in his persona, which is incredibly refreshing.

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you could see arnott defer to Sarge to play that puck. Thats the Bruce system the D gets that half wall loose puck.

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Wideman whiffed on a puck on the line again. Something up with his stick or maybe depth perception?

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Disagree. He develops a crush and then rides it into the ground. Not nearly as informed as he sounds. MacKenzie owns him on prospects.
I'm in the same boat, but for a different reason.


I'm fine if he wants to talk about a prospect in the WJC, or at the draft.

But here in the NHL? Great, he knows where Boyd Gordon played 10 years ago. Whoopie doo.


I rather him get some inside knowledge about players recently.

I think he's trying to be a bit too far into his "vast knowledge" and takes away from Eddie and Doc (who I don't really mind)

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I think our D are shooting wide a bit too often. When a forward is tight and a risk at a block/breakaway, sure. Otherwise, crank it on goal.
With you on this - it's the default play for the Caps D in the offensive zone and it's part of the reason they don't get more PP action - they're trying to run plays instead of going for the net. A conservative coaching choice - not a fan.

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they just accused erskine of diving. big john might kill someone for that.

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Indeed it probably has something to do with the fact that the puck isn't hopping over the caps sticks anymore nor are the caps blowing their wheels right and left.
Something is up. It may be our passing, or going back to the stretch more. It seemed to be timed with the TDL. Which reeks of Arnotts influence along with Wideman.

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He's excellent when he's not talking about Canadian players or Team Canada. When they enter the fray he gets too smitten with them and loses perspective.
Disagree. He's not. It's not like he's scouting them personally - he's going to the same wells that MacKenzie is. Mackenzie's just much, much better at it.

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<3 Arnott.

Keep it simple.

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Feeding Arnott is the bomb.

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Something is up. It may be our passing, or going back the stretch more. It seemed to be timed with the TDL. Which reeks of Arnotts influence along with Wideman.
It could also be the team settling into the system more. First you master the basics, then you use the strengths of it to exploit other's mistakes. I think for a few months they were so scared of playing good defense, they were afraid to take a chance on creating an odd-man break.

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Oh how much better a PP looks when there is movement!

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Did ovie tip that? Need a better view

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With you on this - it's the default play for the Caps D in the offensive zone and it's part of the reason they don't get more PP action - they're trying to run plays instead of going for the net. A conservative coaching choice - not a fan.
It's a choice made because 4 of our defensemen right now aren't fleet of foot to say it nicely. Heck, even Alzner's not going to win a race against many forwards. Really other than Carlson, most aren't that quick.

If the shot is blocked above the circles, it means breakaway.

I think you'll see it open up a bit more when Green gets back and maybe Poti someday next season.

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arnott giving instructions after the goal

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