An Unfamilair Space – Now What?

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Uncharted waters, virgin territory, strange confines – whichever geogrpaphical metaphor you prefer to traverse, the Capitals will be spending the next three weeks in an unfamiliar way, essentially killing time.

Sure, they can work on their game, try some new things with line combos, and make a final push for Holtby’s record and the Presidents trophy, but other than that, make no mistake, this team wishes the playoffs started tomorrow.

Coach Trotz has already stated he believes in keeping the hammer down in lieu of resting his players. What do you think Coach Trotz should do?

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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2 Responses to An Unfamilair Space – Now What?

  1. Jerry says:

    Rest key players who are fatigued or have a nagging injury. Reduce the ice time for certain players who have logged many minutes such as Niskanen and even Williams who you would want fresh for the playoffs. Play the 3rd and 4th line more minutes going down the stretch. Start your playoff line up the last three games of the season to get in sync for the playoffs.

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