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01:11 PM ET 02.08 | The Washington Capitals held a players-only meeting on Friday morning to discuss the team's sluggish start to the 2013 season. Currently claiming ownership to the worst record in the NHL at 2-8-1, the club trails the next closest team by three points. On Thursday night, the club allowed the Pittsburgh Penguins to score five goals in the second period, which effectively put the contest out of reach. The Capitals have now lost three consecutive games and have yet to register a win on the road this season (0-4-1). The club will be back in action on Saturday night when they host the Carolina Hurricanes at Verizon Center.

Adam Vingan

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February 8, 2013  01:24 PM ET

"Capitals hold players-only meeting"

AO speaks to team mates: "Ummm. Thanks for coming, boys. I just want to ask, how soon do you think we can get rid of Adam Oates?"

February 8, 2013  01:30 PM ET

They don't have any semin.

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February 8, 2013  01:53 PM ET

A player's only meeting? Must have been an empty room as no one is really playing on that team right now.



<Sorry, Slappy>

February 8, 2013  02:00 PM ET

The officiating was bizarre last night to say the least. The Pens benefited from some really bad calls and scored a couple power play goals in the second period. The Caps got a weird call when Ovie tried to slew foot Orpik but tripped both of them and the ref called Brooks for tripping. They got their second goal and actually started to play hard for a while.

February 8, 2013  02:04 PM ET

They were planning an early season golf outing in the Bahamas

February 8, 2013  02:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

They were planning an early season golf outing in the Bahamas

Bazinga!

February 8, 2013  03:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

A player's only meeting? Must have been an empty room as no one is really playing on that team right now.

<Sorry, Slappy>

hahahahaha - My thoughts exactly.

February 8, 2013  03:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

They were planning an early season golf outing in the Bahamas

LOL - And plotting how not to invite the Leafs.

February 8, 2013  03:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

The officiating was bizarre last night to say the least.

Yeah Ovie was allowed to slew foot and leave his feet to run people.
Oh wait that is normal officiating.

February 8, 2013  03:54 PM ET

"The club will be back in action on Saturday night when they host the Carolina Hurricanes at Verizon Center."

Hmm....my schedule shows Florida visiting the Capitals tomorrow, not Carolina. Or did the Caps open a Bed and Breakfast in the arena and the Hurricanes are just stopping by?

February 8, 2013  04:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Yeah Ovie was allowed to slew foot and leave his feet to run people. Oh wait that is normal officiating.

Yeah they let Ovie be Ovie for a lot of stuff, but it wasn't just last night. Officiating has been pretty bizarre since the lock out ended. Even more so than years past. They'll catch some picky little borderline infraction and then ignore a flagrant penalty.

February 8, 2013  04:53 PM ET

Is it me or does anyone else feel that Alex's game is pretty much boiled down to just sniping from the sideboards....??

February 8, 2013  05:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

The officiating was bizarre last night to say the least. The Pens benefited from some really bad calls and scored a couple power play goals in the second period. The Caps got a weird call when Ovie tried to slew foot Orpik but tripped both of them and the ref called Brooks for tripping.

You sound surprised?

February 8, 2013  06:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

They don't have any semin.

They do. Semyon is Russian for Semin. That might explain a few things.

February 8, 2013  06:49 PM ET

the players only meeting is the last step before the rats jump ship.

February 8, 2013  07:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

They do. Semyon is Russian for Semin. That might explain a few things.

Well thanks for clearing it up for me.

February 8, 2013  09:55 PM ET

Hope this meeting has some impact...they need to start palying real hockey before it's too late....and it is almost too late, already.

 
February 8, 2013  10:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

and it is almost too late, already.

That's the beauty of a meaningful season.

Not like the horse hooey 80 whatever season...

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