Daily Washington Capitals news and notes
"... I just read Tom Poti’s comments and am very concerned. We are truly working these matters. We are very detailed about what we need to do as to temperature, timing, humidity and the like.... We are on it as is the building.... We are doing our best. We are making progress but we want to have great ice NOT acceptable ice and I hear Tom Poti loud and clear."
"Bad ice probably plays into our hands better than into their hands with their skills guys, so, if anything, it was an advantage for us."
"The ice was disgusting. Every game here, it is an embarassment. That's why so many guys get hurt with groins. It is a shame to be honest with you. The puck was like a bouncy-ball out there, jumping around and banging around. It is tough to handle the puck when it is like that. I can't imagine a guy like Alex Ovechkin on a decent sheet of ice how many goals he could get. A guy like Mike Green as well -- you look at the puck and it bouncing and rolling and flipping all over the place. The only good thing we have is that it's the same for both teams."
Here is my article, as submitted to Bleacherreport.com I've been writing there off and on when I have time for the last year and a half or so, and Ted has linked to an article of mine on his blog,...
"[The ice at Verizon Center is] the worst. Today, [again, talking about Nassau] it just stayed wet for a little while. You could tell with the referees coming out and moving the water around a little bit. But I still say Verizon, playing on it all of the time, is the worst."