Monday, February 4, 2008

Eric Fehr recalled

After the Atlanta game, this might be the Caps only option to get some secondary scoring, short of a trade:

In desperate need of some secondary scoring after being shutout in two of the past three games, the Caps have recalled prospect Eric Fehr from Hershey. The 6-foot-4, 212-pound right wing, who missed 10 months with a mysterious back-hip ailment, has been assigned to the first line with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom.
Victor Kozlov is heating up after a slow start to the season, but its pretty obvious that Alex Ovechkin is scoring the majority of goals for the Caps. A quick look at the Caps stats proves that - AO leads the Caps with 70 points, and Backstrom is in the number 2 slot with 42 points.

While there is no doubt that a star like AO will be scoring far and away more goals then any other Capital, there is also no doubt that a team cannot go very far without second and third line players chipping in. Case in point, the Saturday night loss to Atlanta.



1) A team can't win many IF only one line scores in 3 games! Lots or pressure for Fehr. Placed up front with Backstrom/AO. (Ironic he's the oldest of that trio)
2) Probably means we'll see Pettinger in civies. The remaining guys on line 2(Flash/Semin) better take this move as a wake up(Especially Fleischman) who's days in the NHL may be numbered if he doesn't start to show something more consistently

DMG said...

I don't think there's that much pressure on Fehr - Ovechkin and Backstrom should continue to produce, regardless of who else in on their line.

I'd say the pressure is on the second line - for Kozlov to show he can get it done without Ovechkin, for Semin to show that he is really as good as he looked last year (and deserves that 9.2 million dollar contract) and on Flash to prove he belongs in the NHL at all.