Re: Ovechkin is a -31. Repeat -31!
posted at 4/3/2014 1:02 PM EDT
In response to 50belowzero's comment:
In response to shuperman's comment:
The caps must add a true leader, someone in the richards, callahan, brown, bergie mold. I think a Ott would help them greatly. A Matt Greene on the back end.
The complete culture has to change. Its gonna start at the top next year i think. New GM, new Coach who will bring in the right people to change that locker room.
The Caps do need a true leader,something they haven't had since Hunter(as a player), Callahan being a free agent might be had and it would be a good start.Stripping Ovi of the "C" might cause some problems but the Caps might have to go down that road,Ovi just isn't the type of player you want setting an example for the younger players.
as long as the player they bring in isnt scared of ovie they will be fine. The caps have a very deep RW. Best in the NHL. So unless Ovi switches back to left wing i dont see it happening with Callahan. Ovie, Brouwer, Ward, Wilson. Thats some excellent production from the RW.
Here are 3 guys i think that immediately help the cause.
Ott as 3rd line Center. No one fears the Caps. Its a push over game. Hendricks should have been kept. But Ott has more skill, more sandpaper then Hendricks. The Caps were looking at trading for him prior to deadline day.
Willie mitchell and Robidas. Both solid, physical dmen who could be paired with Green and Orlov. Gives you a 6 of Alzner-Carlson, Green-Mitchell and Robidas-Orlov. The caps defense is so soft. San posted it. Its brutal.
The people they bring in have to be similar to this. they still have a boat load of young core talent plus 2 stud fwds in Kuz and the swede. They need the right leaders. i love ovi, but he doesnt offer that. The entire league and fans look at him in the same light as Kessel.
The culture has to change