I am not sure what is wrong with the Caps either, but I really don't think Ovechkin is the problem. He is more focused and ready to do whatever is asked of him than I have ever seen. He has told the media that he talked to Hunter one time while Hunter was coach and talks to Adam Oates every day.
I wish I could answer the main question in this thread, "What is wrong with the Washington Capitals", but right now I can't. I was at the game tonight and need to see some highlights before I can even start to form an idea of what the problem is. Right now everything is a problem.
Jay Beagle was the most impressive person I saw tonight. He skated the puck across the blue line the way Mike Green used to. Also tonight, the Caps changed the 1st line, putting Hendricks in place of Marcus Johansson, which resulted in a goal. I think until Brooks Laich is back, and the players have a few more days (hopefully not weeks) under a new coach, this team is going to be all over the place.
That is all.
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F: Kessel, Backstrom, E. Staal, Marleau, Hossa, Kesler, Vrbata, Bozak, Koivu, Wilson, Tlusty, Fisher
D: Chara, Shattenkirk, Souray, Beauchemin, Liles, Carlson, Vlassic, Greene
G: Brodeur, Fasth, Ward IR: Ray Whitney
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G: Brodeur, Fasth