Before the Capitals season started, I was quoted as saying I didn’t see any weakness in our lineup. While I knew some aspects of our team were stronger than others, I didn’t see anything that I believed was a specific weakness. Obviously I was wrong.
I still believe it is good business practice to avoid snap decisions, and I want to conduct a comprehensive review of what transpired this year, listen to appropriate voices and then determine what steps are necessary to ensure the Capitals return to the playoffs and compete for a Stanley Cup.
Our fans and community expected much more when this season began, and I’m sorry we couldn’t deliver on those expectations.
When we have concluded our evaluation, we will make the necessary adjustments and articulate our reasoning and plan for improvement. Until that time, I’m not going to weigh in on rumors and conjecture.
I empathize with the frustration – and even anger – of our fans, and I promise to work diligently as we analyze the season, evaluate our organization and pursue what we believe to be our best options.