What Makes the Washington Capitals So Great?

Posted: 22nd December 2009 by Jarrett Carter in NHL
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As someone who is just coming into his own as an avid hockey fan, I must admit that I am not nuanced in what makes a good hockey team. I know about shifts, but donÆt quite get why specific players are important within them. I understand the positions, but donÆt know which ones have the right kind of impact for the right kind of plays. And I understand that Alex Ovechkin is great, but I donÆt know why beyond the cliches that come on during SportsCenter highlights. And because I donÆt know any of this, IÆm not afraid to ask...particularly since the Washington Capitals are the closest thing we have to a championship contender in this region. So what do I need to know to be a true Washington Capitals fan, and not just someone who ebbs and flows with their wins and losses? I appreciate any ...

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