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Eklund
Commissioner
Joined: 09.15.2005

Sep 15 @ 9:06 AM ET
Eklund: Peter Laviolette is the new coach of the Washington Capitals.
MONSTERSofMETALZ
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Not in town, QC
Joined: 09.05.2006

Sep 15 @ 9:08 AM ET
Liked him when he was with the Canes.

He’s a better fit then Babcock or Gallant
Rinosaur
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Somewhere, NJ
Joined: 01.21.2016

Sep 15 @ 9:09 AM ET
I like him for the Caps.
Alexzanki
Columbus Blue Jackets
Location: Montreal, QC
Joined: 06.03.2008

Sep 15 @ 9:09 AM ET
Eklund: Peter Laviolette is the new coach of the Washington Capitals.
- Eklund

gocanes0506
Carolina Hurricanes
Location: United States, NC
Joined: 02.12.2007

Sep 15 @ 9:16 AM ET
If Lavy continues his trend, we'll see 2 really good years of a Capitals team then 3 years of under-performance, followed by his firing.
Kooleus
Los Angeles Kings
Location: LA (home of King Alex), CA
Joined: 11.17.2018

Sep 15 @ 9:20 AM ET
Laviolette knows the Nashville system very well. Maybe he encourages an Ovechkin trade to Nashville to get back 2 or 3 pieces that he likes. Then Nashville could add Malkin as Ek reported yesterday. Finally the two Russians can play together. Although Malkin would soon grow frustrated about not being a man.
Tee56
Season Ticket Holder
Joined: 10.02.2017

Sep 15 @ 9:24 AM ET
If Lavy continues his trend, we'll see 2 really good years of a Capitals team then 3 years of under-performance, followed by his firing.
- gocanes0506


Currently two years is all they have.

gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Sep 15 @ 9:31 AM ET
Eklund: Peter Laviolette is the new coach of the Washington Capitals.
- Eklund

Good choice.
TheEllsProject
Washington Capitals
Location: Galax, VA
Joined: 02.27.2012

Sep 15 @ 9:38 AM ET
Best of the choices they were looking at, no doubt.

Probably the best fit for where the team is now.

Now onto whether it’s worth it to try and keep Holtby or hope that you can ride one of the young bucks to a SCF before #8 and #19 retire.

TheEllsProject
Washington Capitals
Location: Galax, VA
Joined: 02.27.2012

Sep 15 @ 9:39 AM ET
Laviolette knows the Nashville system very well. Maybe he encourages an Ovechkin trade to Nashville to get back 2 or 3 pieces that he likes. Then Nashville could add Malkin as Ek reported yesterday. Finally the two Russians can play together. Although Malkin would soon grow frustrated about not being a man.
- Kooleus


Ovechkin won’t wear an NHL uniform other than Washington. If I was Leonsis I would never let that happen.
Blackstrom2
Washington Capitals
Location: richmond, VA
Joined: 10.11.2010

Sep 15 @ 9:53 AM ET
preferred Gallant.
KINGKENZO
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: OMAR COMIN'..Head or Gut?.....Watching regular white people
Joined: 01.10.2008

Sep 15 @ 9:55 AM ET
i posted this at 845 on Bill's thread......way to go ek
Maverick1818
Ottawa Senators
Location: PEI
Joined: 02.06.2015

Sep 15 @ 10:01 AM ET
I don't mind this at all. Not sure if he'll have the offensive style that the Caps are built for but it beats Babs

Gallant would have been my #1 choice
Kooleus
Los Angeles Kings
Location: LA (home of King Alex), CA
Joined: 11.17.2018

Sep 15 @ 10:19 AM ET
Ovechkin won’t wear an NHL uniform other than Washington. If I was Leonsis I would never let that happen.
- TheEllsProject


That's why this is probably an E3.5 or E4, not an E5. But inches might be moving.
gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Sep 15 @ 10:28 AM ET
That's why this is probably an E3.5 or E4, not an E5. But inches might be moving.
- Kooleus

Cody Ceci was the consolation prize.
mgriffen
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto
Joined: 02.01.2012

Sep 15 @ 11:09 AM ET
Laviolette knows the Nashville system very well. Maybe he encourages an Ovechkin trade to Nashville to get back 2 or 3 pieces that he likes. Then Nashville could add Malkin as Ek reported yesterday. Finally the two Russians can play together. Although Malkin would soon grow frustrated about not being a man.


Do you think that Malkin at least gets Ace status on the preds? If Ovi is also Ace, then does suit come into play? Who's Ace of Spades and if not Malkin, will Hearts be enough?
gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Sep 15 @ 11:19 AM ET
Do you think that Malkin at least gets Ace status on the preds? If Ovi is also Ace, then does suit come into play? Who's Ace of Spades and if not Malkin, will Hearts be enough?
- mgriffen

Malkin has requested this to be his new goal song...

https://youtu.be/e5XKOlOC57o
Kooleus
Los Angeles Kings
Location: LA (home of King Alex), CA
Joined: 11.17.2018

Sep 15 @ 11:34 AM ET
If Malkin plays with a Russian star, he might start to reminesce about the Red Army system and how important it is to be called an Ace. These are feelings that Malkin has suppressed. But playing with Ovechkin might bring them to the surface. I would be concerned if I was Nashville. At the very least they should hire a Red Army sports psychologist to work through the Ace issues.
atibus
Joined: 06.23.2011

Sep 15 @ 2:56 PM ET
thechezman
New Jersey Devils
Location: 9083103373, NJ
Joined: 04.24.2016

Sep 16 @ 11:16 AM ET
This is why he did not take the NJ job. a better fit also....

NJ needs a TEACHER like RUFF.

A BETTER FIT FOR WASHINGTON .