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Oates shielding (tired?) Ovechkin

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07:09 AM ET 05.08 | The Caps enjoyed a day off Tuesday, one day after the Rangers trimmed their series lead to 2-1, a game in which Ryan McDonagh suggested Alex Ovechkin was "tired" during a play that saw the Blueshirts score. Ovechkin was requested by Washington media members on the off day but he was not made available by the team. Ovechkin finished the game with 22 minutes 7 seconds of ice time, the most he's skated in three postseason games this year but there was little consistency to the star winger's shifts early in the game because of the abundance of penalties taken by Washington. "I don't think he was tired," Coach Adam Oates said. "I think that I didn't do a good enough job getting him in his rhythm, probably because of penalties."

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May 8, 2013  08:30 AM ET

It's the playoffs and it that's the case, there's a certain kind of shield that AO needs to probably change and I'm not talking about his visor.

May 8, 2013  08:35 AM ET

Silly.

May 8, 2013  09:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

It's the playoffs and it that's the case, there's a certain kind of shield that AO needs to probably change and I'm not talking about his visor.

Subtle :)

May 8, 2013  09:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Subtle :)

I've got no problem with him, but there are plenty of fans out there that will appreciate it...

May 8, 2013  09:21 AM ET

Huh?

May 8, 2013  09:45 AM ET

File this thread under "we've got nothing else in our bag of FN topics" by the interns

May 8, 2013  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

It's the playoffs and it that's the case, there's a certain kind of shield that AO needs to probably change and I'm not talking about his visor.

An iPad?

May 8, 2013  09:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

An iPad?

Depends on what is needed...

May 8, 2013  09:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Depends on what is needed...

I wonder just how much money they paid Tony.

May 8, 2013  10:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I wonder just how much money they paid Tony.

Hopefully enough so that he could build himself a nice, big man-cave and permanently hide in it!

May 8, 2013  10:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I wonder just how much money they paid Tony.

This may explain why the Baltimore Ravens are Harry C's fave team!

May 8, 2013  11:06 AM ET

Rangers have them just where they want them.

May 8, 2013  11:19 AM ET

Note to Oates: If you gotta do all sorts of tweaking to get him into a groove then something is wrong with him. Shouldnt the Cup be enough motivation at this point?

This is another series like the Pens/Isles that may go to a team that outworks a cast of so called stars.

May 8, 2013  11:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

File this thread under "we've got nothing else in our bag of FN topics" by the interns

yeah.....and make sure it goes in the "do not print again" pile.

May 8, 2013  11:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Note to Oates: If you gotta do all sorts of tweaking to get him into a groove then something is wrong with him. Shouldnt the Cup be enough motivation at this point?

Exactly!

May 8, 2013  12:30 PM ET

"Oates shielding (tired?) Ovechkin"

Why is he tired? And, what has he done different from anybody else to be more tired than they?

May 8, 2013  01:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

"Oates shielding (tired?) Ovechkin"Why is he tired? And, what has he done different from anybody else to be more tired than they?

Crying....hence the "tinted" shield; it hides the swollen eyes

May 8, 2013  01:35 PM ET
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Crying....hence the "tinted" shield; it hides the swollen eyes

Saw that, though I'm thinking "Those Vodka Nights"

May 8, 2013  02:08 PM ET

Hahaha, nice Ship.

Honestly, I dont give a hoot either way this series goes; but if the Caps get past my team I hope it is without his help at all. I cant stand the banging of the stick on the ice.....if I was on the ice I would take a slap shot at him instead of a pass.

 
May 8, 2013  05:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Hahaha, nice Ship.Honestly, I dont give a hoot either way this series goes; but if the Caps get past my team I hope it is without his help at all. I cant stand the banging of the stick on the ice.....if I was on the ice I would take a slap shot at him instead of a pass.

Listen, I don't care how much you adore Ovie. We're NOT trading him to NY.

:-)

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