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05-14-2012, 02:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Lshap View Post
This year the Caps had no obvious weak spot. True, they didn't make the final-four, but they came as close to it as possible. Unlike Nashville, St-Louis and Philly -- three strong teams who were beaten convincingly -- there was nothing convincing about Washington's loss. They could/should/might have been in the final four just as easily as New York. I'm a Habs fan with nothing for or against Washington, but they really impressed me.
Scoring an average of 2 goals per game is anything but impressive. I consider that a pretty glaring weakness for a hockey team. You aren't going to go very far in the playoffs if your offense is that terrible.

And this team barely made the playoffs this year and has a very good shot at missing them next year, so no I definitely do not think they are better off than they were 2 years ago. Just last year they won the Eastern Conference. I don't see them doing that again anytime soon.

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