Friday, November 30, 2007

Around the internets

Ouch. Thats what Boyd Gordon, Chris Clark and Alex Semin are saying this morning. I daresay that Caps players, management and fans are echoing that sentiment as well.

on player injuries:

Alexander Semin aggravated his sprained right ankle in overtime of the Capitals' 2-1 loss to the Panthers and did not participate in the shootout. In the third period, captain Chris Clark suffered a strained groin muscle and did not return. Checking-line center Boyd Gordon has an undisclosed injury and is listed as week-to-week.
Corey takes a look at Boudreau's new systems for the Caps:
"It is just a matter of sort of relearning, reboot and start over. Hopefully it won't take too long," defenseman Brian Pothier said. "It is a minor adjustment. It is not a huge change. I think we've all at some point in our careers played something similar to this. It is just a little more aggressive and a little more assertive. Instead of sitting back and letting them come to us, we are trying to initiate."
Sounds good to me. One of the things that has really bothered me about the Caps this season is that they seemed to be watching plays, rather then participating in them.

In other hockey news:

Scott Burnside discusses the new hockey schedule (which is really just the old hockey schedule).

And Mike Vogel says Quintin Laing is the call up from Hershey to help fill the hole caused by injuries.



1) As we wrote previously here and other cap blogs, Semin needs to either sit until he is totally 100%, have additional tests to see why he isn't improving, or have surgery to correct the problem!
2) This coming back for a game or two, then sitting out a few is not only disruptive to the team, its not good for him either!
3) Of course getting information about anything from this team is impossible(if only the US government kept its secrets so well!) no one knows what exactly the problem is with him. Regardless, whatever is/has been done evidently isn't cutting it!

Anonymous said...

Personally, I think they should give Semin to us for a while. We coudl get him AND Deano at the same time and be Team of DOOOOOOOOM.