Am I the only one that is saying "No duh" after watching Chris Clark's breakout performance on Wednesday? It's not that hard to predict, take a guy that scored 50 goals the last two seasons on a line with Ovechkin, throw him back out there with Ovy, and watch him put in his first two goals of the season. Despite what some people have said, it's not THAT easy to play on a line with Ovechkin. If you can figure it out, you're going to get inflated points, it's that easy, as Dainius Zubrus and Chris Clark will tell you. It's also not the most obvious thing in the world, as some guys like Jiri Novotny, Joe Motzko, and Thomas Fleischman will tell you, as they have been given opportunities out the wazoo, and have been unable to perform anything.
Now that the Motzko experiment has ended, and Fleischman has been proven to be a bust, could we finally see some real playing time for Brian Sutherby? One could only hope so. Maybe #16 on the score sheet, but #1 in my heart will get to see the ice this weekend or on the ensuing "Western" road trip.