Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 10/10/13 at 09:58 AM ET
from Adam Proteau of The Hockey News,
Yes, it’s only been three games – and I realize they started last season poorly as well before recovering to make the playoffs – but this Caps team does not look like a post-season squad, let alone a true Stanley Cup contender. And if it does go completely pear-shaped for Washington this year, there ought to be a change in the franchise’s halls of power.
Specifically, I’m taking about GM George McPhee, who has been in that role with the Capitals since 1997. He’s had fifteen seasons prior to the current one and hasn’t accomplished much – unless you count divisional titles, and I don’t. McPhee Like all long-tenured GMs who don’t achieve their ultimate goal, his regrettable decisions are starting to pile up.
So the question has to be asked: what is it going to take for owner Ted Leonsis to dismiss McPhee and move in a new direction?
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