Thursday, November 22, 2007

Caps vs. Thrashers 11-21-2007 Wrap Up

The Local Yokels:

(Com)Post. Times. Caps.com.

The Neutral Observers:

NHL.com AP Wire.

The Other Side:

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: five unanswered, sold on Waddell.

Final Thoughts:

When players on the other team think you're trying to get your coach fired and talk openly about how a coaching change can turn things around for you (on the local sports network no less) continuing the company line of "the coaches aren't the problem" looks more and more ludicrous. Other than that I do want to take the time and say that I believe that all the coverage of Ted Leonsis's vacation plans is a bit of a cheapshot (the NHL Network made mention of it as well). Whether or not Ted has a say in the firing of a coach is immaterial. In case you haven't noticed, today is Thanksgiving and people typically travel somewhere for the holiday, even if their sports franchises happen to be playing the night before or on the holiday itself. I for one would be very surprised to see Glen Hanlon fired today not just because of the holiday today but because we have a matinee game on the road tomorrow and another at home on Saturday night. The idea that Ted is an absentee owner or unconcerned about the direction of his franchise because he was not at the game is simply wrong. Had the Caps won last night 5-1 instead of losing 5-1, there would not have been any talk about where he was or was not.

21 down, 61 to go.

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