Monday, July 2, 2007

Nylander to Washington = Cause for Celebration

We couldn't have been more wrong. It turns out that Michael Nylander (pictured right, in happy times past) coming to the Caps is exactly what the team needs after all. Here's a guy who had success in DC passing to a moody Czech winger, so it stands to reason that he will have greater success this time around, passing to chipper Russian wingers.

His career-high 83 points last year (and 79 the year before that) means the Caps are getting him on the upside of his career, despite his relatively advanced age of 34. Wasn't Adam Oates just as aged refined when he arrived so many years ago? It's just more experience to pass on to his future star of a countryman. Welcome back, Michael. Sorry about that whole trading you to Boston thing.

Does this make it even better? Caps get their man and make Jagr cry (sure he just says "a little disappointed" but please, he cried).

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