Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 11/17/14
At the NHL level, a team cannot succeed based on the fact that they simply have good players.  True success comes when a team is able to use the players in a way that allows each one to contribute in their own way (goals, assists, shot blocking, etc.) and do so on a consistent basis.  This season the Capitals clearly have some good pieces, but have yet to show the consistency needed to find continual success.  Yes, they have won 10 games out of 15, but they have also had only 1 game that saw them play a complete 60 minutes (Florida).  Consistency, in large part, is the responsibility of the coaching staff.  The players do need to execute, but the coaching staff is responsible for establishing a system that allows for success.  There is a lot that a coach must do to get the team to that level, but it really comes down to 2 things: choosing the right players and using them effectively.  In my belief, Bruce’s constant tinkering has hindered the ability of the Caps to hit a long-term...
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