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from J.P. of Japers’ Rink,

Finally, the game is always changing, and recent trends seem to have it headed back to mid-90s levels of obstruction and scoring. Do you like where the game is and where it’s heading, and do you feel that the Caps have been agile enough to adjust to the changes as they’ve come?

Leonsis: With professional sports it seems you are always changing in some fashion or another. There is something new employed by a team and coaches and players react to it. In the end, however, it comes down to a team buying into a system, executing it and sometimes having a bit of luck.

I love our game. Our fans love our game. Are there areas for improvement? Absolutely there are. That is the nature of business in general. When you become satisfied, you become stagnant.

So, yes, I think we have made adjustments, and I’m sure you will see changes made by Adam Oates and his staff. We will continue to make adjustments in order to win a Stanley Cup.

Furthermore, I am fortunate to be part of the NHL’s executive committee, and I am involved with a small circle of other owners in all aspects of the CBA discussions and potential rule changes. So we are well aware of what is on the horizon.


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Can’t wait to hear all the “2-1 games are FAR superior to a 4-3 game” posts.

For some reason, the zealots have been convinced that every low-scoring game is a barn burner while every ‘high’ scoring game is sloppy and devoid of entertainment.

Posted by Hank1974 on 08/01/12 at 01:53 PM ET


1) Too bad for the fans of his team, but their days as an elite /Cup contender team are over. That short lived window slammed shut the day they lost to Pitt 3 years ago
2) Too many of their super stars are self centered and not willing to give the extra effort/get dirty to win. The previous coach tried but was booted out(we don’t believe the crap that he wanted to go home!).  The prima donna captain didn’t like him and having 9 more years on his contract he won
3) Their lineup is significantly the weakest its been in 5 years, and we see them finishing 9th-12th in the East (barring a major trade)  Rock the Dead this year in Verizon folks!

Posted by Fauxrumors on 08/01/12 at 02:30 PM ET

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