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Don’t worry Caps fans, Dmitry Orlov will fix everything

Nov 20, 2011, 12:25 PM EDT

Dmitry Orlov, Alexandre Joudrey AP

All right Caps fans, you’re angry, you’re swearing at your team, you’re upset with your defense but fear not, help is on the way.

Rookie defenseman Dmitry Orlov gets the call from the minor leagues to join the Capitals and try to provide something the Caps defense has been missing of late. The Caps have been busy standing around and not keeping up with opposing forwards of late, but with Orlov in the mix now, perhaps they’ll have at least one guy that won’t be caught flat-footed more often than not.

Orlov likely will get a starting spot over Jeff Schultz as he’s looked especially poor of late with Mike Green out of the lineup due to injury. Orlov is not going to fix everything around, of course, but perhaps he’ll play well enough to provide a spark to this listless lineup.

  1. rainyday56 - Nov 20, 2011 at 5:08 PM

    C’mon Georgie, time to pull a shake up block buster. May I suggest Alzner and. Laich Android a prospect to the Flames for Boumeester, Stajan?

  2. gopokes3281 - Nov 20, 2011 at 9:47 PM

    Laich and Alzner are our most responsible forward and defenseman respectively. Why would they trade them and a prospect for two guys that wouldn’t benefit our team anymore than Laich and Alzner do? Sounds like a lopsided trade for the Flames.

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