Clearly, the humiliating and, quite frankly, appalling, loss last night by the Capitals in Carolina did not sit well with Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis either. Nor should it. The Capitals came out completely flat and played with absolutely no urgency or inspiration. Leonsis saw what we all did as well.
The question Leonsis may need to face, should the Capitals continue on the path to watching the playoffs from the living room, is the future of GM George McPhee. Why? Because the coaching excuse has been done twice. Glen Hanlon was fired mid-season in 2007 and replaced by Bruce Boudreau. Boudreau was fired after a 12-9 start this season and replaced by Dale Hunter. Ther team has not responded any better to Hunter than it had to Boudreau. When does Leonsis possibly accpet the fact that coaching may not be the issue, but roster construction. And who is responsible for roster construction?