Teams seeking a supplemental scorer should call Washington Capitals general manager George McPhee ASAP.Winger Mike Knuble, 39, was a healthy scratch for consecutive games this week for the Capitals. âItâs very humbling,â Knuble told the Washington Post. âIt takes you back to when you were a young player trying to find your way. You definitely donât like it; you hate it as a player. You canât walk around and pout, though, and be miserable about it. Itâs not the first time itâs happened to somebody, it wonât be the last time.âHis singular skill has been his ability to convert garbage goals around the net, but he hasnât scored in his last 27 games. The Post calculated that he has converted just 7 percent of his scoring chances this season.âI canât say that Iâve played consistently well enough. I thought I played well in January, thought I had a few bad breaks -- hit the post a couple times consecutively,â Knuble told the Post. âBottom line is you didnât finish, that didnât go in for you. A little bit of coulda, shoulda, woulda. Thereâs still a lot of time in the season and lot of games left. Daleâs got to put the best lineup he can out there, what he feels the best gives the team best chance to win.âCoach Dale Hunter praised Knubleâs character, but noted that the veteran hasnât been able to keep up.âHeâs a leader, so itâs always tough,â Hunter told the Post. âYou need leadership in the room Itâs just one of those things. We thought it was necessary at the time to add more speed and weâll miss his leadership, but it gives other people a chance to become more vocal in the dressing room.âKnuble scored 29 and 24 goals the previous two seasons, so another team may be willing to team him with a couple of playmakers to see if he can regain his touch.