We had 4 pts more than Tampa during the regular season. That only happened because Stamkos went cold. Not to mention half the season they didn't have any goaltending.
Tampa has the scoring of last year's Caps, with Roloson standing on his head. No one's going to beat that barring injury.
And I am very pissed they lost, and changes need to be made. I am not going to make excuses. Tampa is a better team, therefore it wasn't a choke. Last year was a choke.
They should have at least made it a challenge for Tampa. In my opinion (not fact but just my opinion) when you finish at the top of the east and you get swept in the playoffs no matter if its the 8th seeded team or the 2nd seeded team you choked because you proved in the regular season you could win but when you get to the playoffs you lose 4 in a row?
The first thing they need to do is get rid of Boudreu, he's just not the coach for them. Then they need to get Ovie some consistent help, they all disappeared on him in the second round.
I was thinking what if we join our causes together. We can take the first word in my cause and the second word in yours and create a joint campaign known exclusively as a Stronger Tomorrow. it's win win when you think about it.