Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Sittin' at the end of the bar...
Eight games in...
-- I might have thought Alexander Semin could lead the Capitals in scoring (5-3-8), and I might have thought a defenseman would be third on the team in scoring, but I would not have thought that defenseman would be John Carlson (1-5-6)
-- I might have thought John Erskine could be up there in penalty minutes (17 so far), and I thought in doing so he might still be looking up at a teammate. I just didn't think that teammate would be Carlson (20)
-- I might have thought a Caps defenseman would rank highly in giveaways. But I would not have thought that defenseman would be...you guessed it, Carlson (third in the league, but he's in good company, behind only Tyler Myers and Duncan Keith).
-- I might have thought a Cap would be in the top-ten in faceoff wins, but I would not have thought that Cap would be Nicklas Backstrom.
-- I might have thought the Caps had been eliminated from playoff competition based on what I've been reading the last few days, I would not have thought that no team in the East has more wins, and only three have more points.
-- I might have thought that at least one Cap would be among the league leaders in power play points; I would not have thought that I'd have to go to the second page of the NHL.com stats to find the top Capital in power play points (Backstrom, tied for 37th)
Just some early morning thoughts on perusing the league stat tables.