The Washington Capitals have gone 8-12-2 since the new year, earning just 41 percent of the standings points available to them. That places the team 26th out of the league’s 32 teams in the calendar year of 2022. That’s a dramatic drop from the first three months of the season, when the Caps were third best at collecting standings points (71 percent, behind only Carolina and Tampa). Now the only teams worse are Buffalo, Arizona, Montreal, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Seattle. Those are, to be precise, ass-tier hockey teams, and Washington is among them.
So let’s have some fun. Let’s play the blame game!