In advance of tonight’s showdown between the Northeast Division-leading Boston Bruins and Southeast Division-leading Washington Capitals, I caught up with J.P. from Japers’ Rink – a Capitals blogger who’s been covering the team since 2005.
Here’s what he had to say about the state of the Capitals:
thebruinsblog.net: The team has such a great second half and run to the playoffs last season. Has there been much carryover this year from that?
J.P.: At times. It’s hard to say because this team has been decimated by injuries. But before the injuries hit, there were times that were reminiscent of last year and times that last year’s sense of urgency was (understandably) missing. Plus, they added a new goalie (Jose Theodore) to the mix, so that has been a bit of a rockier transition than they might have expected. (more…)