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Caps owner Leonsis: Time is wasting for us

Dec 28, 2011, 12:24 PM EDT

Ted Leonsis AP

If you think the fans in Washington are disturbed about the play of the Capitals of late, imagine being owner Ted Leonsis.

Leonsis took to his personal blog today to sound off about the team’s miserable play against Buffalo as well as to let it be known that there’s no time like the present to get winning. One thing is for sure, Uncle Ted isn’t feeling so happy-go-lucky right now.

“Time is a wasting for us. We have 48 games left to play. 96 points to take.

Every point matters from here on out as we are stuck on 36 points.”

The Caps get to deal with the East’s best team the Rangers tonight so things aren’t looking immediately up. Asking for 60 points in 48 games doesn’t seem unreasonable when you consider there are 96 points there for the taking. Trying to win two-thirds of your games when you’ve only won 50 percent of them so far in the season puts things into a more dire perspective however.

  1. dcfan262 - Dec 28, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    This team is hopeless, I truly believe this team will not make the playoffs. Being said it will be only a few looses away from old Ted second guessing the early termination of Fat Bruce.

    • smellscaps - Dec 29, 2011 at 12:25 AM

      It was time for Bruce to go,the team stopped listening to him.He never held anybody accountable for there mistakes on the ice and when he tried it was too late!!

  2. pastabelly - Dec 28, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    The Capitals just aren’t a very good hockey team. They are lucky that they play in a crappy division where points are always available. They could easily wind up being the #3 seed. Thankfully, that BS ends next year after reallignment.

    I don’t get how, all of the sudden, the Rangers are now the best team in the East. What have they done to surpass the Bruins (other than have one more point having played one more game)?

    • jpelle82 - Dec 28, 2011 at 12:52 PM

      they’re on hbo

  3. govtminion - Dec 28, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    I don’t think it’s too late- we’ve seen so much scoring potential out of the Caps in past years, and that first two lines are still there, still able to do the job- if they decide to. I’m not sure what needs to be done to motivate them past what has been done already (trading Semin would be a good start), but if something does kick them into gear, there’s no reason this team can’t go on a late season tear. Their goaltending and defense haven’t been great, but as we saw in 2009, it’s okay to let in four goals a night if you score six a night.

    Question is, will that kick in the butt happen? And will it happen in time to save the season? Or is this going to just end up being a battle with the Kings for the title of Most Disappointing NHL Team this season?

  4. abrienza428 - Dec 28, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Definitely not over for this team. They’re only a few points out of a playoff spot now. Weak division, talented players. At worst, I think they’ll sneak in as a lower seed and get knocked out in the first round. At best, they win the division (very plausible) and get the #3 seed and make a run.

  5. pens919209 - Dec 28, 2011 at 4:59 PM

    There really seems to be a lack of leadership at the center of this team. They have a great collection of talent, but seemingly no heart and no fight – it’s as if they have the highest of expectations, but if something goes slightly wrong, they droop their heads and just give up. With that attitude, good luck getting those points.

  6. smellscaps - Dec 29, 2011 at 12:28 AM

    The Capitals will be fine,if you watched the Rangers game tonight you know what there capable of.The players love the new system and the Caps players know it’s going to take a little bit more time. Hunter got a team that was a mess and he will turn them around and there is trades coming so have faith!!

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