Originally Posted by NewNHLHater
I always wondered if Clackson just didn't get along with the coach. The team is pathetically soft this year and has zero energy. They could have used Clackson to generate some energy and provide some muscle. i probably went to 8 or 10 games this year and think I saw Clackson play once. I didn't go to more games than that because they were just lifeless to watch.
I'm sure the coach is partially to blame for the team being so weak but I think we have to look further for the true culprit. I believe it comes from the top with George McPhee
. Hard to believe after the type of career he had but the Caps play the same way Hershey does.
I think there was a problem between Clackson and French..when Oates was coaching the Bears,,Clackson saw a lot more playing time...when Oates left to go to the Capitals,,Clackson saw very little playing time...at Portland,,Clackson had 30 pims in 4 games...reason for Frenchs dismissal ? Oates and FRench didn't see eye to eye on coaching...soooo good by Frenchy...it drove me crazy when game after game Clackson was not in the lineup....