Really Ted? You hired the guy that worked for General Manager George McPhee
assistant GM for the past seven years, and a guy that has been in the
organization for thirteen years. Clearly neither you nor Dick Patrick want to win
a Cup because if you did, MacLellan would not be your new general manager. How
someone inside the organization qualifies as "fresh eyes" that can
look critically at this team is beyond me. Were you turned down by other
candidates? That's the only reason this decision would make sense to me.
The Caps problems start with drafting and trading for
players that aren't hard workers and won't get dirty by sitting in front of the
net to score, as an example. Teams that win the Cup play hard. The Caps don't.
That's a culture problem that the Caps have had since the Alex Ovechkin era began. You can't fix that problem by promoting
someone that's been in the organization while that culture was created. There
are specific player needs, too, like stronger defense, better goal tending and
depth down the middle, but the culture needs fixed, too, and that's harder to
Let's go Caps!
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