Good evening everyone! Today, we have the first part of a two part chat with Ted Starkey, who covers the NHL and the Washington Capitals for SBNation and an assortment of other sites. At least it feels like it. Ted is also an author and has written the critically acclaimed books "Red Rising" and "Transition Game".
Mr. Starkey has had his pulse on the Capitals for quite some time. He has probably seen it all in Washington and without further fanfare, here is Part One of our "Q&A".
1. What went wrong this season with the Capitals?
Several factors contributed to the Capitals' struggles, most prominently in the defensive corps. Washington's used 14 different defensemen this season, most of the time filling the bottom three spots on defense. As a result of the constant turnover, the Caps' defense featured either over-the-hill players or some not ready for the league, and opponents would feast on that ...