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05-24-2011, 07:30 PM
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this is just me talking, but i think its a process. the caps were a run and gun team when they had a defense corp of very young or second tier players and a place holder goaltender. they played a style that fit their roster.

when the system brought them two first pair defensemen, a teenage two way center and three 23 or younger goalies all at the same time, the caps plans to balance the team began. but the high quality defensive additions were prone to rookie problems and the high end offensive forwards were trying to transition with some difficulty. it was easier to just concentrate on defense.

its a process. i imagine you will see the caps open their offense up a bit more next season with alzner and carlson having more experience and mike green being healthy and dennis wideman in the lineup. the puck moving from defense to offense will be significantly better.

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