If you think the Capitals are worse than they were a year ago, you’re sorta right, but only just barely. By the numbers, there actually isn’t much difference between the team that lined up in February of 2018 and the one we see now.
I hope general manager Brian MacLellan takes that as both encouragement and motivation. Last year he spun some magic to turn the Caps from a so-so team into a team of destiny. He’s going to have to do it again, and here’s how.