I am soooooo looking forward to Caps hockey that anticipation for the opening game in Atlanta is palpable.
Rookies hoping for a chance to play on the main stage at Verizon Center have been showcasing their talent for the better part of a week at the Caps practice rink, bloggers from the Russian Machine Never Breaks to Japers Rink to On Frozen Blog have hit the ratchet up button on postings and twitter conversations reporting everything they hear, and think they hear, for the masses to ponder, and as of today, Ovie and the veterans are officially back on the ice. The Washington Capitals slow emergence from summer exile imposed by the not supposed to win Montreal Canadians is complete, Caps fans everywhere can now look forward
It won’t be game on until October 8th with the start 2010-11 NHL season but the air is thick with anticipation for what’s about to unfold with the Washington Capitals. Most pundits on both sides of our northern border rank the Caps as contenders for the Cup but most do it with an asterisk that questions their ability to perform in the playoffs. Unlike recent experience this team knows about the doubters and they have an edge. There’s no denial with this group, Caps defenseman Mike Green’s recent quote in Canada’s The Globe and Mail says it all – GO CAPS!
“We’re just going to have to deal with a little more criticism and pressure, but it’s nothing that we can’t handle,” Green said. “We need to be consistent in the season and be prepared for the playoffs, and we will be – this year.”