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A Few Random Observations: vs STL, 11/29/11 November 29, 2011

Posted by CapitalSpirit in Uncategorized.
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  • Coach Hunter, welcome home. Tonight was your honeymoon; Thursday night is Pittsburgh. I hope we see a better team in less than 48 hours.
  • I normally leave the hockey decisions to the professionals, but I can’t be the only guy out here wondering what Mike Knuble is doing on 4th line perdition, while the putative 2nd line consists of MoJo, Eakin, and Semin–a sophomore, a rookie, and a wild card, in that order.
  • Halak knows a thing or two about how to shut the Capitals down at home. We found that out the hard way in 2010.
  • After a let ’em play first period, the officials suddenly started blowing their whistles a bit. Not that the Caps could catch a break there: when your first power play comes with the game clock counting tenths in the third period, something’s up.
  • Nice scrap by Matt Hendricks. Would that the rest of the team had gotten a bit more of a boost from that.
  • One way the night could have been worse: if Coach Hunter’s “welcome back” montage had been laid down over the theme song to “Welcome Back Kotter.”
  • I know John Erskine just got back from an injury, but that only goes so far. He didn’t quite look like his old self, so I hope his recovery continues to progress.

Wish there were more that had stuck with me tonight, but alas, it wasn’t to be. I had hoped that Coach Hunter’s first game behind the Capitals bench would be a memorable one; at this point, I can’t forget it fast enough.

See you all Thursday night for the tuxedoed terrors.

CAPITAL SPIRIT
A GAME TO FORGET

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