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. āItās very humbling,ā Knuble told the Washington Post. āIt takes you back to when you were a young player trying to find your way. You definitely donāt like it; you hate it as a player. You canāt walk around and pout, though, and be miserable about it. Itās not the first time itās happened to somebody, it wonāt be the last time.āHis singular skill has been his ability to convert garbage goals around the net, but he hasnāt scored in his last 27 games. The Post calculated that he has converted just 7 percent of his scoring chances this season.āI canāt say that Iāve 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,ā Knuble told the Post. āBottom line is you didnāt finish, that didnāt go in for you. A little bit of coulda, shoulda, woulda. Thereās still a lot of time in the season and lot of games left. Daleās got to put the best lineup he can out there, what he feels the best gives the team best chance to win.āCoach Dale Hunter praised Knubleās character, but noted that the veteran hasnāt been able to keep up.āHeās a leader, so itās always tough,ā Hunter told the Post. āYou need leadership in the room Itās just one of those things. We thought it was necessary at the time to add more speed and weāll miss his leadership, but it gives other people a chance to become more vocal in the dressing room.āKnuble 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.