Originally written on Rotowire  |  Last updated 11/5/14
Washington-capitals
Just a few things that caught my eye: Team captains do not act like children. They do not blame others. They stand up and accept responsibility. Alexander Ovechkin has been looking in that fun house mirror again. Have I ever mentioned how I much I can't stand people like that? Special teams -- will they be the story of the second round? They sure were in Pittsburgh on Tuesday night. "Bleep happens." No guff, Erik Karlsson. The D -- including you -- made way too many mistakes. And you can't expect your goalie to bail you out against a team as powerful as the Pens. Erik Gryba is a big boy, but so is Brooks Orpik. I wonder how many Gs they pulled on that hit. I once hit a brick wall like that when I was playing hockey. I gave up 5" and at least 60 lbs, and had whiplash for three weeks. I feel your pain. Raffi Torres is at his best when he plays with an edge. But that hit on Jarret Stoll was the old Torres, not the new, so-called ...
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