The Capitals never arrived - missing the playoffs, thoughts?

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Re: The Capitals never arrived - missing the playoffs, thoug

Postby Lt. Dish on Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:37 pm

Troy Loney wrote:
newarenanow wrote:I remember back in 2009 before the Pens vs Caps Rd 2 series, Jeremy Roenick was interviewing AO, and he told AO if he had a choice between AO and Sid to build a team around, he'd pick AO.



He's angling for a job in the Flyers' front office.


And I hope he gets one, too.
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Re: The Capitals never arrived - missing the playoffs, thoug

Postby llipgh2 on Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:42 pm

newarenanow wrote:I remember back in 2009 before the Pens vs Caps Rd 2 series, Jeremy Roenick was interviewing AO, and he told AO if he had a choice between AO and Sid to build a team around, he'd pick AO.


Which explains why he is working as a talking head for NBCSN.
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Re: The Capitals never arrived - missing the playoffs, thoug

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:58 pm

This is worth a read:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/ca ... story.html

Oates micromanages everything, including curvature of sticks (!):
Nearly every player on the roster has been shown evidence as to why they should change their sticks — Oates said he plans to discuss tweaks to Ovechkin’s this summer — and many have done so, although Oates insists he has never forced anyone to adopt his suggestions.

For someone so in tune with every microscopic element of the game, though, Oates has sent firework-sized signals that he and McPhee aren’t on the same page. The most glaring instances came with McPhee’s trade deadline acquisitions of Martin Erat and Dustin Penner the past two seasons. Both had played on the top lines for other teams, but barely saw time beyond Washington’s third or fourth unit.


I can't see Bylsma telling Sid to put a curve on his stick, can you?
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Re: The Capitals never arrived - missing the playoffs, thoug

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:33 pm

I have a good buddy that is a Caps fan, and he hates Oates more than the devil himself.
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Re: The Capitals never arrived - missing the playoffs, thoug

Postby skullman80 on Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:34 pm

Never change Ovechkin. .never change.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/ca ... story.html

Ovechkin will be the NHL’s only 50-goal scorer this season, but he also has one of the worst plus-minus ratings in the league at -36.

“My job to score goals; that’s why I get paid,” Ovechkin said this week. “I didn’t get paid to put puck deep and create some other opportunities. As soon as I’m going to do that, you guys going to ask why I don’t score. It’s always going to be questions; there’s going to be remarks where I have to play better.”
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Re: The Capitals never arrived - missing the playoffs, thoug

Postby mikey287 on Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:51 pm

I think Adam Oates will be a very good coach. I think he has a pile of disjointed spare parts, Backstrom, Ovechkin, Alzner/Carlson and that's it...I'd fire McPhee before Oates at this point...

Either that, or Oates - like Dale Hunter, another Capital - will make a better junior/college coach. In fact, I'll start this now...Adam Oates in Red Berenson when Red retires...
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Re: The Capitals never arrived - missing the playoffs, thoug

Postby Steve on Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:02 pm

Time for baseball season for some of them, at least in their broadcast crew...

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Re: The Capitals never arrived - missing the playoffs, thoug

Postby shoeshine boy on Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:54 pm

lol! love how the woman taking the picture is wearing a Malkin shirt! classic!
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Re: The Capitals never arrived - missing the playoffs, thoug

Postby shoeshine boy on Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:34 am

oh OvenChicken......
I get paid to score goals. I scored 50. You can’t point [at] one guy in position, say he didn’t do his job – look at everybody’s numbers. Watch the video and everybody have a bad year.


way to throw your team under the bus.

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Re: The Capitals never arrived - missing the playoffs, thoug

Postby MarioLives on Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:46 pm

How come the majority on here post more about the Caps than I ever have, yet I still get trolled whenever I post? Is it because you actually don't like me? Just curious. I have not posted about the Caps much, if at all
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Re: The Capitals never arrived - missing the playoffs, thoug

Postby DudeMan2766 on Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:51 pm

MarioLives wrote:Just curious. I have not posted about the Caps much, if at all


You've definitely posted more about your reputation of posting a lot about the Caps than you have about the actual Caps it seems like
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Re: The Capitals never arrived - missing the playoffs, thoug

Postby columbia on Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:04 pm

DudeMan2766 wrote:
MarioLives wrote:Just curious. I have not posted about the Caps much, if at all


You've definitely posted more about your reputation of posting a lot about the Caps than you have about the actual Caps it seems like


There were people rooting for the Flyers on Saturday, so apparently anything goes these days. :pop:
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Re: The Capitals never arrived - missing the playoffs, thoug

Postby Beveridge on Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:12 pm

MarioLives wrote:How come the majority on here post more about the Caps than I ever have, yet I still get trolled whenever I post? Is it because you actually don't like me? Just curious. I have not posted about the Caps much, if at all


You want to know why? It's posts like this. You respond EVERY time when someone makes a comment your way. Ever hear the expression "feeding the troll"? You've made the troll obese. If you just let the comments pass and carry on the conversation of whatever thread you're in, eventually they stop altogether or slow down.

Internet 101
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Re: The Capitals never arrived - missing the playoffs, thoug

Postby PensFanInDC on Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:57 pm

Just got this email:

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The Washington Capitals would like to thank you for your support during the 2013-14 season. While we did not achieve all of our goals, there were many memorable moments this year and we truly appreciate you being a part of them.

We will continue to strive and put ourselves in position to compete for the Stanley Cup. Your unwavering support of this franchise does not go unnoticed and we will continue to build a team that you can be proud to be a part of.

We look forward to seeing you at future games and events and are excited for the upcoming season.
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