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The Caps' three-man crease controversy

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07:40 AM ET 01.07 | If only, for Capitals coach Adam Oates, the situation would resolve itself. It has become the elephant in the Capitals' dressing room. Three goalies, two nets, and no clear-cut answer on who's No. 1. The Capitals have lost seven of their last nine games. Braden Holtby has allowed 18 goals in his last 10 periods. Rookie Philipp Grubauer has lost his last three starts and four of his last five decisions, but has allowed two goals or fewer in eight of his 11 appearances this season. So, if you're [Oates] who do you start [Thursday night]? ... "What if I go to Neuvy?" Oates said. "Neuvy deserves a start at some point, right? Ah, yes. Michal Neuvirth. The Caps' highest-paid goaltender [$2.5 million this year and next] has not played a game since Nov. 22 and has been a healthy scratch in 10 straight games.

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Michal Neuvirth, Getty Images Michal Neuvirth, Getty Images
January 7, 2014  07:50 AM ET

The Three Stooges, Bros?

January 7, 2014  08:15 AM ET

After what happened last night, Garth Snow better have reached out to GMGM about Neuvirth. Scratched for 10 games? Yikes.

January 7, 2014  08:19 AM ET

What's Neuvirth been doing with all that time off?

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January 7, 2014  09:29 AM ET
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You mean Jim Nill?

Otis, can you find Lehtonen, sit him down for a beer, and ask him what the flying F*&# is going on? My fantasy team is asking.

Can't Nonis call him directly?

January 7, 2014  09:36 AM ET

WHEN YOU HAVE THREE NUMBER ONE GOALIES...THEY PROBABLY ALL SUCK.

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January 7, 2014  09:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

WHEN YOU HAVE THREE NUMBER ONE GOALIES...THEY PROBABLY ALL SUCK.

Words to live by, and in the case of the Caps, quite true.

January 7, 2014  09:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

You mean Jim Nill?Otis, can you find Lehtonen, sit him down for a beer, and ask him what the flying F*&# is going on? My fantasy team is asking.



I hope they saved a few for tonight. :-)

January 7, 2014  09:51 AM ET
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Toronto needs many things; goalies aren't one of them.

Aware of that. More of a riff on Fantasy Team.

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January 7, 2014  10:03 AM ET
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Wouldn't Fantasy Team entail something good? Those Leafs, they are a lot of things, but good isn't one of them.

LLS - I heard Mrs. Pinch is listed as duh to duh. :)

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January 7, 2014  10:13 AM ET

Sorry Slappy, but who cares - OV is going to glow this team into an 60-goal-season golden sunset - outside of the playoffs, or out in four in the first round.

January 7, 2014  10:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

WHEN YOU HAVE THREE NUMBER ONE GOALIES...THEY PROBABLY ALL SUCK.

exactly

January 7, 2014  10:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

After what happened last night, Garth Snow better have reached out to GMGM about Neuvirth. Scratched for 10 games? Yikes.

Talbot.....but other than JT what would we want ;)

January 7, 2014  10:59 AM ET
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LLS - I heard Mrs. Pinch is listed as duh to duh. :)

from Kreider tossing him down? Baaaaaahahahahaha

January 7, 2014  11:15 AM ET
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Talbot.....but other than JT what would we want ;)

Eric Boulton? Since the Rags seem so interested in untalented goons.....

 
January 7, 2014  11:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

You mean Jim Nill?

Otis, can you find Lehtonen, sit him down for a beer, and ask him what the flying F*&# is going on? My fantasy team is asking.

I'm still dazed from that mess last night.


WTFH was THAT???

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