- Speaking of Hamrlik he was caught flat-footed again tonight on a goal by Blake Wheeler. I know there are some things that Roman does well, (like block shots) but right now he may be one of the worst players in the NHL in reacting to a counter-attack. I’m completely serious on that point. Watch the goal again by Wheeler. I’ve rarely seen a guy go from being in front of a guy to the rearview on a play, as fast as Hamrlik was on that play. Maybe the speed just isn’t there anymore, but if you are a veteran defender, how do you let that happen?
- While we are complaining about Ovechkin, his secondary support in the form of Brooks Laich, Joel Ward and company haven’t done much lately either.
- Too many weird line combos by Bruce Boudreau. At some point this has to stop.
- After Thursday’s loss the Capitals are now 2-6-1 in games without Mike Green. We always thought that the Capitals couldn’t afford to re-sign both Semin and Green after this season. Right now the choice as to who to re-sign is easy.
By Michael Hoffman
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