Actually, Booth is the only one who missed a lot of games. We got lucky with Horton because the Olympic break covered much of his abscence, and while partly ineffective because of his bad back, Weiss still played through it and still produced somewhat. If one or two of our main guys up front go down again for a Booth-like abscence, I think we're toast. This team needs to stay at least 90% healthy, and have minimal injuries to our best players, to make the playoffs.
Yup, that about sums it up. Injuries are part of the game, happen to all teams, but we are more vulnerable than most.
The draft was great but neither the picks nor the prospects will be turning into real big time players over the next two seasons, with maybe one (or two) exceptions.
I expect them to be closest to playoffs at 00:01 of the first period of the opening game. But I don't care about that as much. I'm looking forward to an exciting team with flashes of things to come. Losses won't hurt this year like they did in the past.
its not impossible for us to make the playoffs, but the odds arent on our side. this character thing is blown out of proportion if u ask me.
ofc its really important with a good character team, but it wont get you the cup unless you have some talent to go along with it. and this team lacks that talent to take us to playoffs. unfortunately
It wasn't impossible for the '74-'75 Caps to make the playoffs at the beginning of the season either.