Monday, August 06, 2012

Hockey and Cards

Reading Corey Masisak's superb series on the Caps this morning on, I look at the Caps going into the 2012-2013 season and think, "draw poker." Caps GM George McPhee dealt himself Joel Ward, Roman Hamrlik, Troy Brouwer, Jeff Halpern, and Tomas Vokoun last summer. It looked like a good hand at the time, but not quite good enough.  This summer he kept the first three, discarded Halpern and Vokoun, then drew Mike Ribeiro and Wojtek Wolski. The question is, "does he hold a diamond flush, or just a bunch of red cards?"

1 comment:


1) Can't see how anyone could argue they are a better group than this time last season. In fact it could be argued they are weaker
2) Unless they have several players over achieve, a 9th-12th place finish should be the expectation