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Jay Beagle is wondering if the Capitals “have to sacrifice a cow or something”

Feb 6, 2013, 4:02 PM EDT

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The Washington Capitals lost again last night. This time, it was a 3-2 home defeat to Toronto.

The Caps are now 2-7-1 — the worst record in the NHL — and, apparently, they’re considering taking drastic measures.

“I don’t know if we have to sacrifice a cow or something,” said forward Jay Beagle, per “I don’t know what we have to do.”

Keeping the puck out of the net is one thing the Caps could try. Their 3.60 goals-against average is 27th in the league.

Also, they need to score more goals — they’re tied for 24th (2.30) in that category.

The penalty kill (23rd) and power play (14th) aren’t very good either. They could try and improve those.

But if there’s a cow available…

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  1. ibieiniid - Feb 6, 2013 at 4:11 PM

    i’d rather they sacrifice the guy in the DC stands with the cow bell.

    • ibieiniid - Feb 6, 2013 at 4:36 PM

      ^^^ the thumbs downs cant face the fact that their team’s stadium is one of the most annoying in the league.

    • jpelle82 - Feb 6, 2013 at 4:38 PM

      or they could sacrifice the corny ass “unleash the fury” crap they do…doesnt even make sense

      • steelpenbucs87 - Feb 6, 2013 at 5:00 PM

        So I was reminded last Sunday when I attended the game that Verizon is one of the more annoying places to attend a hockey game (as a visitor at least), but I think the Tom Green “Unleash the Fury” clip is hysterical. Road Trip came out right around when I was in Junior High and it always makes me chuckle.

      • dcfan4life - Feb 6, 2013 at 5:06 PM

        If they keep losing, the fans wont go to the games and everything you guys dislike wont even matter…

    • jpelle82 - Feb 7, 2013 at 9:54 AM

      or they could sacrifice the caveman or elliott from elliott in the morning

  2. jaredphi - Feb 6, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    I’d rather they sacrifice the horn that they blow 3 times before the crowd yells “Let’s Go Caps”

    It’s not as irritating as that awful Habs cheer they do in Montreal (that we enjoy mocking the Habs with whenever they play in Philly and we lead), but it’s almost as bad.

    The horn is so loud it can interfere with what the play-by-play commentator for the game is saying.

  3. timsabourin - Feb 6, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    The answer to this question is always yes.

  4. Stiller43 - Feb 6, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    I’d rather sacrifice that hideous siren they use after goals.

  5. valoisjoeybfeld69 - Feb 6, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    Sacrifice Ov. Anything less is sacrificing the team.

  6. mp1113 - Feb 6, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    How about just playing disciplined hockey and solid defense? But maybe I’m just crazy

  7. misterchainbluelightning - Feb 6, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    Worked for Atia

    • ibieiniid - Feb 6, 2013 at 4:41 PM

      thanks for posting, i needed to see that


  8. kicksave1980 - Feb 6, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    “Cerrano’s looking to sacrifice a live chicken before the game for good luck. Hey, Jake, man, we can’t have people pukin’ in the locker room!”

    • govtminion - Feb 6, 2013 at 4:43 PM

      “I say f*** you, Jobu… I do it myself.”

  9. freneticgarfieldfan - Feb 6, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    They’d rather sacrifice a sheep or two 😉
    As a nice side effect, Ted Leonsis would dave a couple of culms.

    • freneticgarfieldfan - Feb 6, 2013 at 5:57 PM

      *save (damn keyboard)

  10. davebabychreturns - Feb 6, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    Sacrificing a cow can’t be too different than when they fired Bruce Boudreau..

  11. londonfletcher59 - Feb 7, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    How about sacrificing this system that obviously isn’t working?? I was happier when Hunter had everybody on defense and they were at least winning some of the time.

    Oh yeah, don’t put Holtby back in any time soon.

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