We’re getting close to the start of training camp, when every team has dreams of carrying the Stanley Cup around the ice in June. It’s time to start looking at the year ahead, and The Peerless is going to start by looking at benchmarks. How do the Caps stand up in several areas compared to what are arguably the best of their type from last year?
We start with the “top line”
The Capitals (projected): Alexander Ovechkin, Michael Nylander, Viktor Kozlov
This group did not play together last year, obviously. In fact, no two of them played together. Ovechkin and Kozlov have some history together in
But Kozlov is the wild card. Consistency has been an issue with him over his entire career, especially in the offensive end of the rink. He’s never been close to being a point-a-game player (70 points in 80 games for
Can this trio meet the benchmark set by the