The Capitals signed free-agent right wing Justin Williams to a two-year contract to help get them over the mountainous hump of the second round of the playoffs. On Thursday, two days after the Capitals saw their season ended by the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 of the second round of the playoffs, the Caps’ 34-year-old veteran sugar-coated nothing. “Listen, it was a failure,” Williams said.
Reports of the Capitals' demise have been greatly exaggerated. Washington has undergone a tumultuous offseason that has seen the departure of several key players including Marcus Johansson, Justin Williams, Nate Schmidt and Karl Alzner, among others. There is no doubt the Capitals are not the same team that ran away with the Presidents' Trophy the past two seasons, but MacLellan wants you to know that doesn't mean the Caps will nosedive next season.
I could definitely use a few of those. Like a vampire falling in love and being like "Perhaps I could sing her an aubade." And whoever he's talking to just be like "Dude, what the fuck is an aubade?"
Alex Ovechkin has already cemented himself as one of the greatest goal-scorers in the history of hockey. After all, Ovechkin and the Capitals have done nearly everything there is to do but win a Stanley Cup. Evgeni Malkin, Ovechkin's fellow countryman and three-time Stanley Cup champion forward for the Pittsburgh Penguins, is one of the many still hoping to see the Capitals' superstar hoist Lord Stanley's Cup.
Here's the Washington Capitals schedule for the 2017-18 season