On April 28th, the Caps lost Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals to the Montreal Canadiens. On October 8th, the 2010-2011 season will begin for the Caps in Atlanta against the Thrashers.
That is 163 days from the end of one season to the beginning of the next. Today is the 82nd day of that hiatus. “Hockquinox,” as it were.
Congratulations, Caps fans. It’s all downhill from here to the start of the season.