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George McPhee on what is wrong with the Caps, Alan May reacts

Fri, 8 Feb 2013|



CSN Washington dot com two years we have we must get better and it is sort of keeping pucks over and and that starts. Not taken as many penalties and the end of protecting the goal is more and you've got to be better. You know -- we think we've done a real good job of developing them another time in Hershey. For resort side there -- these goaltenders. Home but they can both play better and you know we're all on the same page we're disappointed with the way things have started it's not over. Nothing -- a couple wins won't really help. But we're gonna make good decisions Bernard canoeing in short term I'm not gonna blow anything up we like the people here. There's going to be smarter when -- we -- we've made a lot of good decisions over the last four or six years. I'm hoping we made good decisions this year posting. Now for more on the caps and their current struggles of course we welcome in our capital analyst Alan may now we just heard George -- say he's frustrated with penalties. And goaltending do you agree with -- you see some other problems going on now. Not without a doubt you've got to be very upset with the penalties and without a doubt the capitals are getting caught out of position putting themselves. In a position to get and take a lot of penalties and they're slowing their game down they're not playing. Very well thought the puck and I think some of that is on the coaching staff to make sure that they're doing a better job up pre starting every. Team and adapt because they were annihilated in two games as we by the Pittsburgh Penguins with a penalty kill for regardless. You're going to get penalties every team in the National Hockey League differently you got to find a way to kill them and then your goaltender they've got young goaltender but I don't think the hall of fame goaltender a hot streak. Would have really stood up to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second period last -- the goaltender you have to start playing better fire confident. In there and themselves. You know they've got to develop from self confidence but they've got to inspire confidence in their teammates. Now speaking up pointing fingers a lot of people point fingers at Alexander Ovechkin right now on his lack of production. Do you think that he's the problem portion figures -- -- elsewhere I'll tell you what he's playing incredible right now he's getting better and better for he's not he's not the greatest he's ever. Been -- doing so many things he's creating speed -- -- neutral zone. He's getting the -- to -- he -- physical he was a force last night the corners he was instigating he was educating is playing with a lot of emotion a lot that. Making plays like this to protect the box throwing it out excellent half. -- it's also getting a shot through to the furnace he is creating offense there's a lot more players on this team really need to up their game. I say everything I saw out of him last night the goal that he scored getting his truck through powering through the goaltender. He had eleven shots toward the -- last like six that hit he gets on the board but he was emotional and passionate all game long. So I'll be not the problem but we do you have that problem right now we need to win games next three games division matchups this is pretty much they're chance. To get back on track a little bit -- -- Thought they have to do without a W playing these divisional games -- not probably not gonna win the division no matter how hot they get Tampa Bay. Ran away from the Tampa Bay's loss to Leicester but I do think that there are players on this team that need to step up. And play a lot better there are gonna beat Florida they can't just feel that it has -- goaltending how everyone's got to be a lot better. CSN Washington dot com.

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