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Re: Washington Post sports columnist SHREDS the Caps

Postby littlemoonboot on Wed May 15, 2013 11:12 pm

Have to agree with Tortorella as well. If Ovie and the Caps weren't so hung up on the bad officiating and the fact that there had to be a Game 7, maybe they wouldn't have lost their focus and played like turds in the next game. They needed to just get over it and get on with the next game instead of pouting about there being a game 7.

Even if Ovechkin had a legitimate complaint, the fact that he didn't have a good performance to back himself up makes him look like a chump.

And while Oates has done a good job of helping Ovechkin become a better player again, his "oh well, they got lucky, more things went their way....we still did a good job" response to this loss doesn't seem to indicate a lot will change in Caps Land.
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Re: Washington Post sports columnist SHREDS the Caps

Postby Kaizer on Wed May 15, 2013 11:49 pm

the NHL and hockey gods got their game 7, no matter how it happened. apparently it's also good for ratings to have everyone that isnt in new york or DC turning it off halfway through.
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Re: Washington Post sports columnist SHREDS the Caps

Postby Lt. Dish on Thu May 16, 2013 12:04 am

I was watching NHLN earlier tonight after the DET-CHI game and saw GMGM defending Ovechkin's comments. I couldn't find the video, but found this article:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/cap ... ang/print/
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Re: Washington Post sports columnist SHREDS the Caps

Postby DocEmrick on Thu May 16, 2013 7:48 am

Ovechkin's the kid who was always a border-line great player, but enjoyed playing in the D-League. Hence, when the playoffs comes he's happy as a clam to tuck tail and run to the World Championships, where only a handful of NHLers are playing.
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Re: Washington Post sports columnist SHREDS the Caps

Postby Troy Loney on Thu May 16, 2013 7:52 am

The Tortorella comment is funny because you know as things stop going their way he'll start whining incessantly.
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Re: Washington Post sports columnist SHREDS the Caps

Postby DocEmrick on Thu May 16, 2013 7:55 am

Meanwhile, the US is destroying RUS 7 - 3
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Re: Washington Post sports columnist SHREDS the Caps

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu May 16, 2013 7:55 am

Does he whine or does he just flip out at reporters and start taking shots at anyone he can? :pop:
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Re: Washington Post sports columnist SHREDS the Caps

Postby shoeshine boy on Thu May 16, 2013 8:38 am

And if you complain about it after a series is over, then you’re whining and it’s sour grapes. So I’m not going to do that. But that is my analysis, right off the bat.”


ummm.......you're not going to whine? guess what? you just did.
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Re: Washington Post sports columnist SHREDS the Caps

Postby Crankshaft on Thu May 16, 2013 9:31 am

Shakes wrote:
Justin Bourne ‏@jtbourne 3h
wut RT @Chris_Gordon: Mike Ribeiro on Alex Ovechkin: "He's a young player. He still has a lot to learn about how to play the game."


:?


Hart Trophy finalist Alex Ovechkin.
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Re: Washington Post sports columnist SHREDS the Caps

Postby shmenguin on Thu May 16, 2013 9:34 am

he's 27. that ain't the age of a "young player"
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Re: Washington Post sports columnist SHREDS the Caps

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu May 16, 2013 9:39 am

28 before he plays in the NHL again. :pop:
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Re: Washington Post sports columnist SHREDS the Caps

Postby Shakes on Thu May 16, 2013 1:31 pm

shmenguin wrote:he's 27. that ain't the age of a "young player"


Yeah, that's the lolwut part of the quote for me. The guy's going gray already.
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Re: Washington Post sports columnist SHREDS the Caps

Postby Pitt87 on Thu May 16, 2013 1:51 pm

DocEmrick wrote:Ovechkin's the kid who was always a border-line great player, but enjoyed playing in the D-League. Hence, when the playoffs comes he's happy as a clam to tuck tail and run to the World Championships, where only a handful of NHLers are playing.


I grew up playing with a guy like that. He was so dominant in juniors that no one could tell him anything about his game. Speed, hands, power, physical... he had it all. When he hit the major junior level, he felt he didn't need to earn it and got cut twice. The second time his coach even told him that he is easily the best player he's ever coached but will go literally nowhere with his attitude.

AO is that... on steroids. :pop:
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Re: Washington Post sports columnist SHREDS the Caps

Postby llipgh2 on Thu May 16, 2013 1:59 pm

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Re: Washington Post sports columnist SHREDS the Caps

Postby Sarcastic on Thu May 16, 2013 5:00 pm

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Re: Washington Post sports columnist SHREDS the Caps

Postby Sarcastic on Thu May 16, 2013 5:01 pm

I didn't realize Caps only scored 1 regular strength goal in last 3 games. That's crazy.
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Re: Washington Post sports columnist SHREDS the Caps

Postby Staggy on Thu May 16, 2013 5:13 pm

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/may/16/alex-ovechkin-played-broken-foot-games-6-7/

Suffered a hairline fracture on his foot blocking a shot in Game 6. Although the fracture couldn't worsen from playing, it must not have been too bad since he decided to play in the Worlds.
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Re: Washington Post sports columnist SHREDS the Caps

Postby DudeMan2766 on Thu May 16, 2013 5:34 pm

LOL eliminated twice in 4 days by 5 goal losses.

"Is shame.."

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Re: Washington Post sports columnist SHREDS the Caps

Postby WDWBurghGooner on Fri May 17, 2013 9:05 am

I agree with Torts and the Ovie thing smells of sour grapes. However, no team is perfect. I laugh when commentators call teams that don't commit penalties disciplined. Nine times out of ten, if you don't commit any penalties in a game its because the refs didn't call any penalties on you.
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