Adam Oates' men have some positives to build on but also som serious underlying issues. (Caps.com)
41 games have come and gone for the 2013-14 Washington Capitals, and it’s been a weird season to far to say the least. At the midway mark of their campaign, the Capitals are 20-15-6 for 46 standings points. They sit in second place place in the Metropolitan Division, sixth place in the Easten Conference and, according to SportsClubStats, have a 63.1% chance to make the playoffs.
And as always, there are things that need to be looked at: good and bad. So let’s get after it.
The first good thing: Alexander Ovechkin. The Capitals’ captain, despite his recent (relative) cool streak, has been an absolute sensation this season. He leads the NHL in goals and has continued his assault on opposing defenses with a revitalized style of play that has his coaches, teammates, and analysts (not named Ron MacLean) gushing. He’s physical, gets to the net well, and has been shootin...