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Syd Butler - The Other Woman

Monday, 05.04.2009 / 10:21 AM / NHL Celeb Blogs

By Syd Butler - Special to NHL.com

Blog 10 - Monday, May 4

Bill Guerin reminds me of the Nina Simone song, "The Other Woman."

The media continues to build up the rivalry between Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby and they even throw in Alexander Semin and Evgeni Malkin.

But the secret to this series might be Guerin, "the other woman," if you will. He finds time to make the right pass. He is perfect where his rivals fail. He's a leader on and off the ice.

At the end of the day, in the song, the other woman goes home alone. But if the Caps don't do their job against him, they will be the ones going home alone.

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Author: Syd Butler | Special to NHL.com

Quote of the Day

This team has been a real treat to say you've been the head coach of them. I'm extremely proud of this group ... after the disappointment of (the Game 6 loss) is digested, it's always a lot easier as a coach when your team has emptied its tank, and that team emptied its tank for me for three months.

— Senators coach Dave Cameron after getting eliminated in the first round by the Canadiens