Washington Capitals: Does Yesterday Mean They’ll Win a Cup?

March 1st, 2011 by Alan Zlotorzynski Leave a reply »
Every so-called expert, me included, has been blistering the Capitals this season for their lack of scoring, their apparent lack of leadership and their struggling power play.

The Capitals were not a bad hockey team headed into yesterday morning. The Caps are just not last year’s scoring machine, and if we learned anything about last season, it is that Washington was only about scoring.

They were actually better suited for the NHL playoffs as they stood yesterday morning than they were when last season concluded.

Defensively, the Capitals are ranked seventh in the NHL, allowing 2.48 goals per game. They have not sniffed the top 10 in defense since the '99-'00 season. So everything everyone thought was the problem the Caps fixed. Right?

They did what everyone wanted following last year’s humiliating first-round playoff exit, they went back to the drawing board and revamped the way they play defense. Everyone bought into the system, including one of the best offensive players in world, Alexander Ovechkin.

What apparently has occurred is that somewhere along the way, the Washington Capitals forgot how to play with ...

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