Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Let's play a game...

Both of these jerseys are all-star game jerseys. One is from 2002, the other from 2008. Which is which?

Thanks to JP over at Japers' Rink for this head-up on all-star wear.

Things we wouldn't have thought...

We’re only 17 games in, but…

-- 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)