Saturday, January 20, 2007

Caps sleep through alarms, miss game against Florida

The ice was littered with garbage today. The fans threw some on it at the end of the game, too.

The Capitals showed absolutely ZERO interest in playing a hockey game against Florida. The Panthers took advantage, and won the game easily, 4-1. The score makes the game seem much closer than it actually was. The Caps were thoroughly outworked, and nobody on the team seemed to care. Olie Kolzig was spectacular, but could not overcome the criminally neglectful play of his teammates. From goal line to goal line, the Caps absolutely stunk the joint up. Any fan that paid money for a ticket to the game should be given a full refund. They paid to see a hockey game. There wasn't one played, at least not by the home side.

It's hard to single out any one player or line that gave the game away, because the ENTIRE TEAM was absolutely atrocious.

If I were Hanlon, I'd do whatever it took to make sure the Caps skated the first three days of the All-Star break. Notice I said skated, NOT practiced. An effort like that deserves nothing short of three straight days of power skating. No pucks, no fun, just a thorough breaking down of the entire roster. If the Caps don't have ice slotted at Ballston, he needs to either get Leonsis to pay for the ice or spring for it himself. But a turd like the Caps dropped on the fans tonight demands a response from the coaching staff.

I haven't seen a stinkbomb like that in years. And against one of the worst teams in the league. After an absolute pasting from that team not even a month ago.

Today was a disgrace to the players, the organization, and to the fans.

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