Thursday, November 29, 2007

On the rocks

The folks at On Frozen Blog offered up an opinion on the Verizon Center ice on which the Capitals play. It is not offered to sing the praises of the facility.

Let's look at this another way...

-- The Caps have the worst home record in the NHL (3-8-1, compared to a 5-7-1 road record).

-- The Caps are 29th in the league in home scoring (2.25 goals/game)

Given how this team is built -- with "skill" puckhandling and shooting guys like Alex Ovechkin, Michael Nylander, Viktor Kozlov, Alexander Semin, and Nicklas Backstrom -- is it a coincidence?

1 comment:

Jordan said...

I think it might play a small factor in the Caps crappy home record. When we attend games, my girlfriend will often ask me why guys just seem to drop sometimes. Bad ice, I would assume.