Caps OT: Eric Fehr stepping up, new deals for Holtby, Erskine
Mon, 25 Feb 2013|
Don't. I don't. Yeah yeah. -- capitals OT if presented by pivotal plays Kellie Cowan Alan may. Allen will get -- and -- things a lot of the little plays that you can come up with from the Devils game on Saturday the let me hear us. Well I think the biggest thing the biggest thing -- pivotal play with airfare killing a penalty in and going behind the net stealing apart from Johan Hedberg and scoring shorthanded goal the caps and it took place that they have a lot of tough luck this year having that they've been skating score quite a bit but there have been a lot more aggressive the last little while. In the other teams don't in the and and then in the neutral -- and then they played much better earn their own bonus for blocking lanes of passes and shots. And not making big blunders -- wise so I really think that was the biggest pivotal play over the last week. Scrappy play from -- -- -- in his fourth of the season that's two more they have last season and it recently he got a little bit of repression in that game Allen. What do you think of him playing on that second line. Well you know what I don't care what when he plays on right now but he definitely is more deserving of some of the other players on the team and he's dogging the pocket and in he's not just playing the game the score goals skating down the wing although we did score very high -- Donnelly last week. But what what he's doing he's fighting hard for -- battling. In areas he's stealing a lot of passes he's winning his battles one on one he stick to talk. -- and every time he's in the corner in a confrontation in a one on one situation he's coming out of -- and it's something I have not really seen him do over the course of his career. The in the last like for the Washington capital was played a body and he's been doing it and he's a huge guy and that's something new you always one of out of this guy. And he's doing a much better job -- relieve pressure about everything he's doing right now. If he's playing as though his career depends on this and I think it does. And a very very happy for him I'm very happy for the Washington Capitals. But he's pushing forward like this and playing as though everything matters and if you can find a way to do this is gonna have a lot longer National Hockey League career. Then maybe he thought he was going to have in the summer. Big news out of practice on Monday Braden hold the and John Erskine inking. Two new contracts very important and then the biggest thing is locking up Braden hopefully you know first and foremost what he did last year in the playoffs and you don't want to let this get to four. They they locked him in -- he did the Smart thing he didn't ask for too much money he signed a deal that was financially appropriate and then you look at John -- here's a guy the last years. He he had told the media that. He hadn't talked to dale hunter and months and you really felt that this wasn't gonna happen for him and he was on the outside looking in at the start of the season. And for him get an extension I think is incredible because really what he's done for the team he's never -- for Hokies never back -- teammates. Any stand up and -- so accountable on the physically go fight anybody not -- that's the most important thing he does but he's a very steady defenseman. He sacrifices his body and I really like what teams reward player -- -- heart and -- gritty guys guys up with a team first. This whole Perlman will be a lot of staff about what he does first teammates and we gophers team. And I love the fact that George McPhee rewarded him with this contract. Of those signings affect the rest of the team at this point in the season or other things you appreciate and you know the good thing about it is you don't have to talk about this and it the media is now a lot not can't create rumors especially these guys up north they can't make up that. Great hope he's on the block to go to here he's not happy with what's going on in negotiations. John Erskine short for this world he's gonna be trade bait -- now there -- locked in our guys that they want George McPhee does not sign all the players to get rid of John Erskine will be here -- hoping is the future of this franchise. In net and without a doubt you have to get those players locked up so you look at as another player of the team you don't have to deal with that the scrutiny from the media. Bogus rumors whether their Internet or mainstream guys. But the biggest thing is it shows that who's going to be here that these guys are part of the core of the hockey team. -- good stuff Allen Allen thank you for joining me and I want to thank you at home. Watching caps and team presented by pivotal plays. CSN Washington dot com.