Thursday, September 21, 2006

Olie Speaks Up

- The Big Man in Net opened up to the Post's Tarik El-Bashir before the game last night about the Capitals' need to regain "that mentality of hating to lose", his expectations for the season, and the affect that low expectations of the national media will have on the Caps. Ever the diplomat, Olie defends outside perceptions of the Caps ability, but I love that he takes it with a grain of salt. I've heard him mention the Carolina thing a lot lately, too. I think he honestly believes the Caps can challenge for a playoff spot this year and make a serious run at the Cup within the next couple of years. That kind of optimism can only be good for a young team to see from a guy who's seen it all...

1 comment:

Biff said...

Well... that's encouraging. If Olie can improve over last year as much as the tone of that article seems to suggest he might, I'd say the Caps have a realistic shot at even the seven seed. Maybe.