Monday, December 22, 2014

Caps Are Hitting Their Stride

The Caps are hitting their stride as Coach Barry Trotz's system comes into focus in Washington. The players increasingly embrace the system and it's showing up on the score sheet as their 6-1-2 December record demonstrates. His system rewards work ethic, emphasizes shooting first, paying attention to defense at all times and in every zone, and getting offense from the blue line.  The evidence that his system works is starting to accumulate.

Alex Ovechkin is embracing Trotz's system and improving as a two-way player that isn't scoring as much as he used to, but he's making an impact in all three zones of the ice. For those who blasted Ovie for his minus-35 last year, watching him grow under an experienced head coach shows what's possible for him. It's exactly what he's needed for years, please see the Scott Bowman and Steve Yzerman story.

Read more here.

Let's go Caps!

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