Obviously, a coaching change is one option. Look at what Ken Hitchcock has done in Columbus this year, or Ted Nolan on the Island last year. Heck, even what Don Waddell has done so far for Atlanta (this is the only in-season coaching change among the three). Then again, there's what Mike Keenan has done to, err, for Calgary. If you're for change behind the bench, what kind of coach do you think this team needs?
Another option is a shake up in personnel. TSN.ca has a list of players who could be destined to end the season somewhere other than where they started it. Anyone pique your interest?
We all know the bottom line: with 65 games left, the season is still very much salvageable - the Caps are but five points out of eighth place in the East. But can staying the course guide the Caps to the playoffs?
Elsewhere 'Round the Rinks:
The London Free Press takes a quick look at OHL London's forward and Caps 2007 sixth round pick Justin Taylor. Taylor is second on the Knights in goals, third in PIMs, leads them in fights and offered up this beauty of a quote after a 3-2 win over Maine: "I'll sacrifice my face as long as we keep winning." I guess that's what playing for Dale Hunter does for a kid's attitude. Hmm.... Kris Beech is back in the NHL after C'bus recalled him this weekend. I'm sure Ken Hitchcock will just love him.... Our friend Kelly has updated his hockey widget (mac and PC) and it's pretty awesome - you can even check the site feed from this site with it. Thanks, Kelly!... Finally, a heartfelt thank you to all of those who have served this nation and sacrificed so that I can have the opportunity to do meaningless crap like writing this blog. Cheers.
- Hart: Paul Stastny (2G, including the game-winner, A, +1, 4 SOG, 61% faceoffs won)
- Ross: Paul Stastny (3 points)
- Norris: Scott Hannan (A, +1, 2 SOG, 4 blocked shots)
- Vezina: Nikolai Khabibulin (W, 30 saves on 32 shots against)
- Richard: Paul Stastny (2G)
- Calder: Patrick Kane (G, A, 4 SOG)
- Aiken: Martin Skoula (0 points, 0 SOG, -2)