Japers' Rink Mailbag

Mailbag: Grubauer, Fears, NASCAR and Face-Offs

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Questions about the goalies, phobias, souring on the former coach, draws and more in this week's edition of "you ask, we answer."

Mailbag: The 4th Line, The Bird and More

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Taking a closer look at the bottom-three, Winter Classic angst, how many goals an average Joe might give up and more in this week's edition of "you ask, we answer."

Mailbag: The Core, Ice Buckets, Pizza and More

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The future of a long-time Cap, ice time for two still-new Caps, the Ice Bucket Challenge, the Caps' core, PIZZA (!) and more in this week's edition of "you ask, we answer."

Mailbag: Hershey Kisses, Groins, Burgers and More

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On the relationship between a parent club and its affiliates, next summer's free agents, lower-body injuries, hamburgers and more in this week's edition of "you ask, we answer."

Mailbag: D Pairings, Analytics, And a Dinner Guest

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Cobbling together a blueline, thoughts on the Metro, analytics and player valuation, what to serve Ovechkin and more in this week's edition of "you ask, we answer."

Mailbag: Projecting Ovi and Backstrom and More

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Going on record with point totals for the big guns, discussing the fourth-line center, salaries, Ovechkin's Selke-worthiness (?!) and more in this week's edition of "you ask, we answer."

Mailbag: D's, Development, Wilson's Fists and More

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We're still talking Niskanen, Orpik and Niskanen/Orpik, as well as prospect development, Tom Wilson's truculence and more in this week's edition of "you ask, we answer."

Mailbag: Developing D, Trading Green and More

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Developing defensemen, valuing the second-line center position, trading Mike Green and/or Troy Brouwer and much more in this week's edition of "you ask, we answer."

Mailbag: Second-Line Center, Defense and More

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Hmmm... seems people have two things on their minds in this week's edition of "you ask, we answer."

Mailbag: Grabo, Gettin' Better & Go Big or Go Home

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Anxiety over the second-line center is reaching a fever pitch, just how much better can the Caps get in one season, and what Brian MacLellan needs to do in this week's edition of "you ask, we answer."

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Japers' Rink Mailbag: Would P.K. Be "O.K.?"

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Addressing the defense via offer sheet, draft or trade, as well as a look at Braden's back-up in this week's edition of "you ask, we answer."

Japers' Mailbag: The Ideal Wing and Much More

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What do you give a top line that has two-thirds of everything? The ideal complement to Ovechkin and Backstrom wouldn't hurt. That in much more in this week's edition of "you ask, we answer."

Mailbag: Draft Strat, Prospect Rankings and Timing

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What the Caps might be looking for in next month's draft in Philadelphia, how things look on the farm, and indecision in this week's edition of "you ask, we answer."

Mailbag: Wilson's Role and Predicting a GM Hire Date

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Two questions about Tom Wilson, two answers (it's complicated), and using some serious statistical analysis to determine when the Caps will announce their new GM.

Mailbag: Imitation and the Lesser of Two Lessers

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Questions about what teams upon which the Caps might model their style of play and which of two recent bench bosses were better in this week's installment of "you ask, we answer."

Japers' Rink Mailbag: Between the Pipes

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Breaking down the goalie situation in today's installment of "you ask, we answer".

Mailbag: Laich as a Top-6, MJ90 as a Goal-Scorer

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A look at a couple of Caps forwards, their roles and production in this week's installment of "you ask, we answer."

Rink Mailbag: Fehr on the PP and Lots of Shots

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A look at a power-play personnel and an age-old "system vs. personnel" query in this week's installment of "you ask, we answer."

Rink Mailbag: Orlov and Declining the Penalty

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A look at how Dmitry Orlov is doing as a top-four defenseman and some thoughts surrounding penalty shots in this week's installment of "you ask, we answer."

Rink Mailbag: Faceoffs, Possession and Bobbleheads

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Some perspective on the Caps' top center's perceived struggles in the dot, the possibility that the team is better off without one of it's core players, and dropping the mitts with toys in this...

Rink Mailbag: 23 vs. 61, 52 vs. the Cap and... 55?

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A look at a curious personnel decision amongst the blueliners, whether or not the Caps have a potential buyout candidate on the blueline and the return of a fan favorite in this week's installment...

Rink Mailbag: Second-Line Suck and Orlov's

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A look at second-line suck (in the astrophysical sense of the term), and Dmitry Orlov's need for on-the-job training in this week's installment of "you ask, we answer."

Rink Mailbag: Blueline Brooks and Selke Backstrom?

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A look at a possible position change for a struggling forward and the likelihood of some post-season recognition for the team's top pivot in this week's installment of "you ask, we answer."

Rink Mailbag: Puck Ownage and Green at Evens

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A look at the Caps' fervent desire to own the puck and Mike Green's even-strength performance in this week's installment of "you ask, we answer."

Rink Mailbag: Grabo on the PP and Defensive Woes

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A look at Mikhail Grabovksi's role and effectiveness on the Power Play and the source of the defensive issues in this week's installment of "you ask, we answer."

Rink Mailbag: Predictive Statistics and Pictionary

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If some troubling leading indicators can be fixed and... Pictionary (?) in this week's installment of "you ask, we answer."

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