History was made...just not the kind Caps fans wanted
Instead, the Caps made history with a new level of epic failure in the playoffs as the first number one seed swept in the first or second round of the playoffs since 1994. Wow, that's some achievement.
The Tampa Bay Lightning out coached, out played and out hustled the Caps. There is not enough heart, effort or desire in that Caps locker room to win a championship. I feel like a broken record, but I'll say it again anyway. It takes way more than talent to win a Stanley Cup and neither the Caps players nor their coaching staff seem to get it.
Reading GMGM's quotes that he doesn't see major changes being made to his team and organization means that the Caps will continue to go nowhere. Thanks for pouring gasoline on any hope a Caps fan might have for a winning future George. Because the results won't be any different with the players and coaching staff as is.
And, the injury excuse, also in his comments, is just that. An excuse. Pittsburgh took Tampa to seven games without Sydney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Matt Cooke (suspension not injury). Tampa kicked the snot out of the Caps in four games without forward Simon Gagne, a 40 point contributor during the regular season and a point per game performer in their series against Pittsburgh. They also lost Pavel Kubina, one of their top defense men.
So, there you have it Caps fans. Another epically disappointing season. Boy, does it suck to be a Washington sports fan. Oh, wait, I said that last year, too....because nothing ever changes.