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

Dmitry Orlov, Alexandre Joudrey

Washington Capitals’ Dmitry Orlov (81) controls the puck as Columbus Blue Jackets’ Alexandre Joudrey (28) defends during the first period of an NHL preseason hockey game on Wednesday, Sept 21, 2011, in Ohio. (AP Photo/Terry Gilliam)


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.