Wednesday, January 16, 2008

A sweep of the internets

Forgive us, please, if we cant seem to stop using the word sweep today. For some reason, its just stuck in our mind. In fact, when I went to sweep yesterday (you can always count on Cap Addiction for bad jokes!), I couldnt stop thinking about that word. However, another thought did come into my head - if we are sweeping the Eastern Conference leading Ottawa Senators, why are we dropping games to the Flyers? Lets hope we start playing consistently every night, because it is consistency that will win us those points.

Tarik on last night's sweep:

"He was more determined tonight," Boudreau said of Semin. "Sometimes when you don't have a great game and you lose, it's not the coaches but your teammates you're embarrassed about. So you play hard the next game. That's what he did."
Corey looks at the sweep:

Alexander Semin had a pair of goals and Tomas Fleischmann set up two as the Caps completed an improbable season sweep of the Eastern Conference-leading Senators 4-2 in front of 15,261 last night at Verizon Center.

"That's the depth of our team," defenseman Mike Green said. "One guy goes down, and another guy steps up and elevates his game. If you are going to go far ... you are going to need that."

Agreed. Another great thing (other then our sweep), to come out of last night's game was the depth shown. Tomas Fleischmann, Mike Green, Brooks Laich, the Sashas', and Brent Johnson all either stepped up to the plate, or continued to contribute, hours after hearing the Michael Nylander was out for the season. The Caps are going to need Flash to start filling the playmaker/passer hole left by Nyls. If Flash is smart, he will jump into the hole and give everything he has for the rest of the season.

In other hockey news:

GMGM not trading for a Nyls replacement...for now.

Brian Campbell has broken off contract talks with the Sabres.

Selanne says
he is closer to a decision on returning.

TSN takes a look at the most likely players to be traded.

1 comment:

Dan, Jr. said...

Great job by the Caps! Guys really did step up. Semi, Flash, Erskine, Poti, etc.

If I had a broom & dust pan like the set pictured, my kitchen floor would be much cleaner.

I've always liked Selanee. But, I'm tired of stars beyond their prime acting like this. I guess they wait to see if their team looks like it's going to make the playoffs. Even I could've made up my mind by now.