Saturday, July 30, 2005

Well . . . the draft is over, and the Wizards . . . oops, the Caps, drafted 13 feet of defensemen in the first two rounds. One looks for all the world like a turbo version of Sergei Gonchar (a 6'5" "puck moving defenseman" with questions in his own end) and another who looks like a bulked up version of Nolan Yonkman . . . hopefully without the injury issues.

After going for five defensemen in their first eight picks last year, then using their first four picks on defensemen in this draft, one gets the feeling that the Caps are looking to address a specific need. But in the new NHL, which seems to want to place a premium on offense, will the Caps have enough?