As Corey Masisak points out in this morning's Washington Times, the Caps have focused on defense in recent drafts. For the record, it isn't just defensemen, but goaltenders, too. Of the 39 total selections over the past four years, 18 are defensemen or goaltenders, including 10 of 14 first or second round picks. By year:
Strength in numbers? Well, that is what is added to youngsters among the defensemen already on the big club: Steve Eminger, Shaone Morrison, and Milan Jurcina, all of whom are younger than 25.
Building from the inside out. What, you got a problem with that?