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As the 2011-12 season has come to a close, the time has come to evaluate what it meant for the Capitals, both as a team and as individuals.  As such, as the summer progresses, I will be writing a report card, or individual evaluation, for each player who played in 9 (~10%) of the team's games, or 4 playoff games. Next up is defenseman John Carlson, who finished his third NHL season, all with the Capitals, on this past year's campaign. Season Summary: After a superb first full season in the National Hockey League, Carlson fell victim to the dreaded sophomore slump this season.  Expected to take a step forward by all, the young American defenseman struggled out of the gate and never really seemed to find his groove, going long stretches without points despite offensive opportunities being made available to him because of Mike Green's long term injury.  Carlson played in 82 games for the second consecutive season, scoring nine goals, 32 points, a -15 rating (tied for wor...
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