In part one of a who-knows-how-many-part series, Burnside details the brilliant foundation of the squad, beginning with their luscious Russian wingers, the brand-new state-of-the-art practice facility, and the enthusiastic response to this now completed product. He even notes some positive preseason statistics, including the Caps newfound defensiveness and disdain for the other team's shot-taking.
"During the preseason, the team gave up fewer than 20 shots in four of sevenSweet statistics for a team whose defense, like playoff baseball performances in Philadelphia, was subpar.
games and allowed an average of almost 10 fewer shots per game during the
preseason over 2006-07."
Like Mr. Burnside, we too see greatness having already been brewed over at Kettler, and we will be happy to report first-hand that greatness fruitioned from the Verizon Center tomorrow evening, as both DCO representatives will be in the press box, getting our 'legitimate journo' thing on. Might more "tough questions" be asked to your favorite players? Stay tuned to find out.