Found January 31, 2012 on On Frozen Blog:
Watching tonight’s Washington Capitals game, and their recent victory over Boston, felt eerily familiar. The Caps’ roster was relatively devoid of superstars; they fought hard, beat a better team (vs. Boston) and lost a close one to a divisional rival (Tampa). Without Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, and Mike Green, this Capitals team is surprisingly similar to the Capitals of almost a decade ago… a hard-charging team that both delighted and frustrated its fans. How so, you ask? Read on… and while these comparisons are far from perfect, consider them food for thought: 2002-03 2011-12 Why? Steve Konowalchuk Brooks Laich Tough, lays it all on the line every shift, scores the dirty goals, everyone loves him Olaf Kolzig Tomas Vokoun Savvy vet netminder — not a shutdown goalie but certainly solid Jeff Halpern Jeff Halpern Well, duh… Glen Metropolit Matthieu Perreault Little guy, constantly underestimated, great speed burst, hard worker Michael...
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