I’m baaaaaaa-aaack. The Caps are looking for their first win this afternoon against Buffalo. Washington
is bad hasn’t looked quite right this season, with players thinking through the game rather than skating. Everyone’s learning a new system, and some growing pains are expected. A shortened training camp was not helpful, but the Caps need to start winning, not start making excuses. A 4 game losing streak this year is more like a 7 game skid in a full season, so not good. A quick note: I couldn’t actually watch the last game (L-Devils), but we I’m going to believe that taking a team into overtime was a good sign. Baby steps.
What I’d like to see:
More top line production: Backstrom has 2 assists, Ovechkin has one. The only young gun (still in DC) with a goal is Mike Green. Our leading scorer is Joel Ward. That’s great for him, but not what you want to see.
Ovechkin level somebody: does this need explaining?
A win, dammit.
What I don’t want to see:
An early deficit; score early, score often. Get the fans back into it.
A deflated fan base: give the players some energy, As Thom Loverro (@thomloverro) put it: “Did I wander into a #Wizards game? It’s like a mausoleum in Verizon Center..” Adherance to WIDWTS #1 would help a lot with this.
Another loss, dammit.