Found May 16, 2012 on Red Light District Hockey:
The Capitals were the pre-season Stanley Cup favorite, and justified it by starting the season with seven consecutive wins. The rest of the season was the definition of a roller coaster; as a result they entered the postseason, as the No. 7 seed, with their lowest expectations in recent memory.Alex Ovechkin and company surprised hockey pundits by advancing to the second round. It was an unexpected playoff run that they can draw more positives from than other recent playoff failures.But like those exits, there are plenty of question marks heading into the Capitals’ off-season.George McPhee practically won the GM of the Year Award last summer with an array of moves that were expected to put the Capitals over the top. However, the Capitals failed to live up to lofty expectations, and McPhee’s moves didn’t quite work out as he hoped. Also: McPhee is not a finalist for the GM of the Year.The bargain of the 2011 off-season, Tomas Vokoun, was a disappointment. So was Troy Brouwer, who...
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