Why the Capitals Are Slowly Becoming Washington’s Team

September 10th, 2010 by Ryan Davenport Leave a reply »
As summer has just ended, NHL training camps are just around the corner.  It's no different in Washington, where the Capitals look to redeem themselves after last season's bitterly disappointing seven game loss to Montreal in the Quarterfinals.  While the Capitals have fallen short of expectations in the postseason, they have become the darling of professional sports in the nation's capital over the last three years.  

From the time in 2001 when the Capitals acquired Jaromir Jagr up until November 22, 2007 (the day Bruce Boudreau was hired as head coach), the Capitals were a disaster.  Their attendance, even with the most exciting player in the game on the ice, was among the league's worst.  

The team also lagged far behind the Washington Redskins and Washington Wizards in fan support, and their four straight seasons of missing the playoffs did not help the situation.  

However, since that day in November, the Capitals have become a Stanley Cup contender, winning three straight division championships and a President's Trophy as the league's best regular season team in 2009-10.  Their players are young, energetic ...

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