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The Narrative: Wilson's Wallet, Orlov's Leash and Getting Physical

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Three things we're talking about when we're talking about the Caps

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1. After making a costly mistake (and generally having a rough - albeit short - outing in Game 1 overall), Barry Trotz alluded to Dmitry Orlov being on a short leash. How short?

Ah, but Barry is a cagey one...

2. The Penguins are clearly uncomfortable with the level of physicality displayed by the Caps, especially their forwards, and appear to be more than a little banged up already.

It's Thunderdome out there! ...or is it?

3. Yesterday we mentioned that the League should take a look at that knee-on-knee incident by Tom Wilson. Well, they did...

...and came back with this ruling:

Needless to say, not everyone was impressed.

But really, it's not all that surprising that Wilson only received a fine.

Wilson, for his part, offered his side of the story.