It isn't a secret, not many folks think the Caps will be much more than a middling AHL-quality team this year. But how bad, in the context of major pro teams since World War II, or even compared with the Caps' 8-67-5 weeping sore of an inaugural season in 1974-75 might they be?
There's bad, as in amusingly bad . . . there's bad, as in "do you believe this?" . . . and there's bad, but we'll get better. If you want to make the top of the list, you not only have to be bad, you need to give your following the impression that like a desert stretching to the horizon, your chances of any success in the foreseeable future will be as likely as finding a waterfall in the Sahara.
So, where do the Caps to be fit in? Not nearly as bad as one might think, in my Peerlessian opinion. Let's take a look at some of the epic disasters . . .
The Caps might have a bleak prospect for this year, but The Peerless foresees better times ahead than might have been the case for these sad examples of decrepitude.
Right? . . . Right??
-- The Peerless