Do the Capitals need a new direction?

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Do the Capitals need a new direction? 

Post#1 » by sule » Mon May 23, 2011 9:21 am

In a sense, the Caps are trapped by their own culture of decency, self-regard and optimism. They want to give everybody a second, and sometimes a fourth chance, even the coach. They don’t want to act in haste and repent at leisure, even if it means soft players aren’t traded and get to repeat their spring failures. They don’t want to blow up what they’ve built because they believe in sound foundations. But the Caps also flatter themselves that what they have created is a notch better than it actually is. And the Caps hate, hate, hate to admit any evaluation is wrong, until it’s so obvious they can’t deny it.

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Re: Do the Capitals need a new direction? 

Post#2 » by Zonkerbl » Mon May 23, 2011 11:55 am

Yeah. I thought it was telling that it took Arnott speaking up to convince them to start playing defense.

This is a young team. I think you get mentally tougher as you get older, so maybe the best solution to failure is failure.
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