Thursday, May 5, 2011
The Stanley Cup Eludes Oveckin and The Capitals... Again
It has come to be a little routine talking about dissapointing post season performances by the Capitals being they have been eliminated before the finals in every season since the '07-'08 season. They came into this seasons playoffs the East's top seed and supposedly commited to more of a defensive style game, nobody told the Lightning that, who scored 16 goals in the four games they played.
The star power did not show up for the Capitals in the seocnd round, except that of Alexander Ovechkin who ammassed 10 points (5-5) four of those in the second round. Alexander Semin and Brooks Laich both acquired 7 to round out the top three point getters on the team. Mmmm where was Nicklas Backstrom he only recieved two points through out the entire playoffs bothing coming on assists, he did know they were in the playoffs right?
Given the continued failure by the Capitals expect to see some big changes during the offseason, trying to shake things up and find a winning combination. A Bruce Boudreau firing may not be in the cards as Capitals General Manager George McPhee said he expects Boudreau back as the head coach next season. Watch the Capitals closely during the offseason.