Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Twiddling Thumbs

Don’t look now, but the Caps management are working hard on doing… well, nothing. It might be the best move they do. In the Wash Post, Tarik El-Bashir talks to the man in charge George McPhee about possibly amping up the rebuilding process.

As much as I want to see the Caps make some key moves, I would have to agree with GMGM on this one. Right now the Caps are getting the job done, and while it may not be pretty, it’s effective. Although some young players, especially on defense, are showing signs of improvement, they are still about 2 years away from being consistent.

Olie Kolzig will still have to stand on his head for another year or two if GMGM stays with his blue liners. But right now, the season is still early. While there are still bugs in the system, the only way to fix them is to learn from the mistakes you make. The Caps learning curve is doing alright.

Big congratulations to some Hershey Bears players who received their championship rings. Brooks Laich, Kris Beech, Boyd Gordon, Mike Green and Jakub Klepis all got some jewelry. The veterans of the Caps broke out in applause for the youngsters getting their dues.

Other NHL News:
  • Blue Jackets could have a new coach. Management in Columbus was given permission to have a sit down with Ken Hitchcock. I am wondering why it took this long. The BJs shook up their coaches with the assistant coach taking charge.
  • What the heck is happening up in Ottawa? Players went through drills with little talking and moral seems real low for the Senators. Both management and players have taken shots at one another, which needs to stop.

  • I am already tired of the Capitals’ promos where you just look at the player from different angles while Joe Beninati highlights plays to a heavy metal background. This neither excites me about the season, nor convinces me to purchase tickets. They are just boring and waste of space.
That is all I got.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are dead on about the Caps' ads . . . an utter waste. It as if these guys are merely characters in a video game. They need to be establishing a connection between these flesh and blood guys and fans. Have them speak, have them doing something, but making them pose like a McFarlane figurine is just nuts.