Wednesday, November 14, 2007
-- That John Erskine would have more game-winning goals – shoot, goals period – than Alexander Semin
-- That only seven Caps would have more than one goal…by way of comparison, the New York Rangers – the most anemic offense in the league – have eight.
-- That Brian Pothier would lead the club in plus-minus (+6) and Shaone Morrisonn would be last (-8)…and Morrisonn’s -8 is entirely earned on the road; he’s even at home
-- That Joe Motzko would dress for more games (3) than would Steve Eminger (1)
-- That Tom Poti, who had 32 power play points last year, would have two so far this year (of course, injury has something to do with that)
-- That Caps defensemen would have seven goals…they had only 17 as a group all of last year.
-- That Brian Sutherby would lead the club in shooting percentage…ok, he’s only taken three shots. Among players with at least ten games played, your leader is…Tomas Fleischmann?
-- And speaking of shots…you might expect Alex Ovechkin and Viktor Kozlov to be among the team leaders…but Matt Pettinger (third on the club)?
-- That the Caps would be on a pace for more losses (48) than they had in the sell-off year of 2003-2004 (46)