Found April 06, 2012 on On Frozen Blog:
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Because they asked, What’s wrong with Alex Ovechkin? Because they asked, Is the Young Guns experiment a failure? Because they questioned the team’s will to win. Because, as the Pittsburgh Penguins know, the quest for the Cup can be all about redemption. It’s ironic that with all the questions and changes made to Washington’s organizaton this season, the Caps are, to a certain extent, right back to what’s been “normal” for the past few seasons: in the playoffs (let’s hope the similarity stops there). “The end of the season, the identity of your hockey team is going to be revealed. If you deserve to be in the playoffs, you will,” Brooks Laich said after their win Thursday that also happened to clinch a playoff berth, thanks to a regulation loss by the Buffalo Sabres. That’s not to say the team still doesn’t have some work to do (like get some kind of consistent production out of the power play), but if Thursday was a moment of truth for the Caps, there are a few realities to acknowl
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