Henry Hank wrote:I hate the Caps but I'll admit they look tough. They're putting it together at the right time of the season. The goals against is no joke, they've been one of the best in the league at preventing goals all season. The biggest thing for them is that they're starting to score more now, although they're still only 21st in the league in goals per game. I wouldn't bet on them in the playoffs - I put them in the same boat as the Canucks and Sharks. Until proven otherwise, I assume they're going to come up lame in the postseason.
At least they still have Boudreau coaching. When times are tough, you know he's going to start whining and crying and making excuses, and that mindset will trickle down. I still doubt they have the leadership that can get them through a tough series against a good team.
I agree with all of this. The one thing I would be curious about is the goals per game in the last month. 21st in the league all season sounds bad, but they were struggling to score for a long time. I bet they are in the top 10 in the last month if not top 5.