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

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

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

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

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 week's installment of "you ask, we answer."

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

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 of "you ask, we answer."

Rink Mailbag: Second-Line Suck and Orlov's

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?

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

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

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

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

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Rink Mailbag: Slump or More and Where to Spend

Whether or not the Caps' slow start is a run-of-the-mill slump or not and how best to save money in a cap environment in this week's installment of "you ask, we answer."

Rink Mailbag: Erskine & Possession, and Kuznetsov

Why John Erskine's possession numbers look so good and what Evgeny Kuznetsov's hypothetical role might be in this week's installment of "you ask, we answer."

Japers' Rink Mailbag: Grabovski, Erat and Optimism

Re-signing Grabovski, Erat on the fourth line and why this year will be different in our latest installment of "you ask, we answer"

Rink Mailbag: Ovi's Goal Total and Second Line(s)

Guessing at the Rocket Richard winner's follow-up total and the Caps' blurred lines in our latest installment of "you ask, we answer"

Rink Mailbag: Trade Partners and Lefty D Depth

Playing matchmaker and assessing port-side defensive depth in our latest installment of "you ask, we answer"

Rink Mailbag: Grabo on the PK and Top-Line LWs

Grabo on the PK and who rides shotgun with Alex and Nick in our latest installment of "you ask, we answer"

Rink Mailbag: Olympic Hopefuls and Penalty Kills

Olympic hopefuls and some penalty kill thoughts in our latest installment of "you ask, we answer"

Rink Mailbag: UFA D's and MoJo's Next Step

Free agent blueliners and the next step for Marcus Johansson in our latest installment of "you ask, we answer"

Rink Mailbag: Realignment, Goalies and Sweaters

Realignment, goalie talk and sweaters in our sixth installment of "you ask, we answer"

Rink Mailbag: Lineup Quesitons Abound

Lineup questions abound in our sixth installment of "you ask, we answer"

Rink Mailbag: Roster Hypos & Statistical Analysis

Some roster inquiries and a big-picture stat question in our fifth installment of "you ask, we answer"

Rink Mailbag: Barber's ETA and Volpatti/Hendricks

Riley Barber's professional future and Aaron Volpatti's contract extension lead our fourth installment of "you ask, we answer"

Rink Mailbag: Wilson's Contract and GMGM's Likes

Tom Wilson's contract and George McPhee's thoughts on his team highlight our third installment of "you ask, we answer"

Rink Mailbag: Third Line and Gill vs. Erskine

Penciling in a third line and Hal Gill vs. John Erskine highlight our second installment of "you ask, we answer"

Rink Mailbag: Orlov, Kundratek and Alzner

Dmitry Orlov, Tomas Kundratek and Karl Alzner highlight our first installment of "you ask, we answer"

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