No, we just had a rough series against Montreal, and then for some reason we decided to change our mentality. We gave up Flash, B. Mo, and Belanger. Tried to be more defensive. And now we have no offensive depth.
We could've been successful playing the way we were playing back then if we didn't tinker so much. The high expectations for the Caps pressured GMGM to tinker and now we're screwed.