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The Colorado Avalanche gave their new coach Patrick Roy a great win to start his careerâa 6-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in Denver on Wednesdayâbut fans got a bit of extra entertainment after the final whistle…
Just watched Ovechkin honor his country and be honored himself as he was the first Russian to carry the flame for next year’s Olympics. It was a neat sight, and a welcome break from the coverage of the Government Shutdown.
Went to my first hockey game since before the lockout tonight, a preseason matchup between the Washington Capitals and the Nashville Predators. I was not impressed by either team’s performance. Nashville was hurting from the lack of Pekka Rinne in net (Hutton allowed 4…
First off, this was the first game I went to since before the lockout. I WATCHED every caps game on TV during the playoffs last year (after boycotting the abomination that was the 48 game season). Prior to that I was a Caps Season Ticket Holder for three years. So no, my opinion is not based on one preseason game, it’s just the most recent game I saw.
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Went to my first hockey game since before the lockout tonight, a preseason matchup between the Washington Capitals and the Nashville Predators. I was not impressed by either team’s performance. Nashville was hurting from the lack of Pekka Rinne in net (Hutton allowed 4 goals, including a soft one by the OvenChicken) and Shea Weber out front.
The most embarrassing moment was a Predators power play where they were only in the offensive zone for 7 seconds. It was just long enough to set up the formation, and make one ill-advised pass across the middle that the Caps cut off and turned into a breakaway. Despite having the man advantage, they were unable to reenter the zone for the next minute until they committed their own infraction and we had 33 seconds of 4 on 4.
For the Caps, I saw an excellent one timer by Backstrom from the left circle and a textbook power play goal setup and score (that Ovie goal I mentioned before). Otherwise, they continue to play the system of get the puck, pass it to Ovie. He has to be the most ineffective Captain in the league. I constantly see him just nonchalantly skating along, just waiting for the puck to come his way. He doesn’t play defense, he doesn’t poke check the puck away. He waits for the pass then goes for the breakaway. No wonder he always leads the league in shots.
I don’t expect much from either of these teams this season. I know this was only an exhibition game, but even the ready for primetime players seemed unprepared.
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