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Japers' Rink Mailbag

Japers’ Rink Mailbag: Time Machines, Over/Under on Ovi Goals and Kuzy Trades/Buyout

We go back in time to warn the Caps not to do... something, predict Alex Ovechkin’s 2021-22 goal total, touch on Evgeny Kuznetov exit scenarios and more in this week’s edition of "you ask, we answer."

Japers’ Rink Mailbag: The Early Trade Deadline Preview

You asked, we answered!

Japers’ Rink Mailbag: The Caps’ Cap Scrap

Judging the Caps’ moves as well as a look at the Caps’ cap situation in this week’s mailbag.

Japers’ Rink Mailbag: Deals, Defense, and Drinking

Backstrom, Holtby, Orlov, Kempny and more in the return of the Japers’ Rink Mailbag.

Mailbag: Best Team Ever, T.J. Sochi and a GM's Rep

The top team in franchise history, shootout strengths, agents' complaints and much more in this week's edition of "you ask, we answer."

Mailbag: Derek Roy, Coach vs. GM and Waivers

A potential 3C solution, waivers, the power-play, lipstick on a pig and much more in this week's edition of "you ask, we answer."

Mailbag: Success, Third-Pair Showdown and Ulfie

How to define "success" for 2015-16, Orlov vs. Schmidt, risers and fallers, Throwback Thursday and much more in this week's edition of "you ask, we answer."

Mailbag: Ranking the Metro, Hauntings & Tire Fires

Predicting the Division, Trotz's third line preferences and much more in this week's edition of "you ask, we answer."

Mailbag: Depth on D, Wilson's Shooting & The Gap

A look at adding a seventh defensmen, why Tom Wilson isn't Eric Lindros, the Metro and more in this week's edition of "you ask, we answer."

Mailbag: Carlzner/Orpikanen, Worries and Cloning

Mixing up the top-four defensemen, concerns, sweaters ads, clones, driving directions and more in this week's edition of "you ask, we answer."

Mailbag: 3rd Line Options and Abandoned Logos

Angst over the third line persists, old logos don't and more in this week's edition of "you ask, we answer."

Japers' Rink Mailbag: Ovi's PPGs & Dated Sweaters

Alex Ovechkin's power-play production in the wake of Mike Green's departure, third-line centers, former Caps and more in this week's edition of "you ask, we answer."

Mailbag: Ovi's Best Chance, the PP and Possession

Missed opportunities, lost power-play producers, the defense, poassession and more in this week's edition of "you ask, we answer."

Mailbag: Losses on the PK and Holtby's $8m

Special teams personnel tweaks, Holtby asked for WHAT?!, Laich's role and more in this week's edition of "you ask, we answer."

Mailbag: 3v3 OT, Eric Fehr, X-Factors and NMCs

The new overtime format, the third-line center issue, pivotal players, expansion drafts and more in this week's edition of "you ask, we answer."

Mailbag: Sophomore Slumps, T.J. Dollar and More

Which second-line soph is due a setback, how much did the Caps give up for Oshie, can Williams keep it going and more in this week's edition of "you ask, we answer."

Japers' Mailbag: Green's Legacy, Depth Charges

A look at Mike Green in franchise context and more in this week's edition of "you ask, we answer."

Japers' Rink Mailbag: Gruback-Up & Green's Rights

The Caps' back-up goalie, Draft day trades, bottom-six forwards, top-six wings and more in the latest edition of "you ask, we answer."

Mailbag: First-Line Right Wing and Free Agency

Questions abound heading into a busy offseason in the summer's first edition of "you ask, we answer."

Mailbag: Goals, Right Wings and Marcus Johansson

Predicting the team's offensive output, talking about a trio of right wings, injured reserve (and a specific injured reserve) and more in this week's edition of "you ask, we answer."

Mailbag: 3C, PK'ing D and Green vs. Laich

A look at the third-line center (down a line from the usual fare), who's going to kill penalties, a battle of the oft-injured and more in this week's edition of "you ask, we answer."

Mailbag: 8 or 52, Roster Q's, and Laich's Health

A pair of Young Guns face off, portside or starboard for the captain, are the kids alright, Winter Classic ticket prices, Brooks Laich's health and more in this week's edition of "you ask, we answer."

Mailbag: Crowded Blueline Gets More Crowded

When defensive depth becomes problematic (in a good way), lineup and stats questions, crushes and more in this week's edition of "you ask, we answer."

Mailbag: Backstrom, Ovechkin and... FrankenCap

Projections for a couple of big guns, a monster mash-up and more in this week's edition of "you ask, we answer."

Mailbag: Grubauer, Fears, NASCAR and Face-Offs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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."