Photo: Patrick McDermott
Filip Forsberg is a painful topic for Caps fans, like Esa Tikkanen and WMATA. We try to avoid it when we can, but Saturday’s matinee put young Filip front and center. The Calder contender, whom George McPhee traded away for an underperforming and underutilized rental and whom Trotz sent down to the AHL while coach of the Predators last season, recorded three points.
To live is to suffer, and to be a Caps fan is to suffer so much more sharply.
Forsberg got started with an assist on Mike Fisher’s goal, beating Karl Alzner, who was scrambling for a stick, near the crease.
That stung, but whatever, we’d get over it.
And then, this:
The Capitals were on a change, so Forsberg stormed into the zone and sniped this goal, sending Braden Holtby to the bench.
This is what George McPhee’s nightmares look like.
Then, in the worst of all possible worlds, Forsberg got his third point of the game by assisting on Mike Ribeiro’s goal. Ribeiro is awful for at least five reasons I can think of off the top of my head, and I’m not even counting this goal.
So today is pretty much the worst day of our lives. Now please excuse me. I’m gonna go write in my LiveJournal.
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