So far this Caps team looks a lot like last year's team, very physical, relentless at times on defense, and prone to having momentary lapses that result in easy goals for the opponent. I think some of the lapses are due to some new parts, who btw, have been extremely impressive. Everytime these guys are on the ice I keep thinking, damn, nice play, good aggressive move, etc. This team is REAL good at taking contested pucks away and keeping it in the zone. Where they seem to fall a little short is when the other team makes a push, and the puck isn't bouncing well for them, they get a little confused on assignments, or a little careless on clearing.
At 7-2-1, there is little to complain about though. They are still probably the best team in the league, and probably a little better than last year. Their window is closing though, and they really need to win a cup soon.
The time has come for a centrist political party. Rational Americans are not comfortable with extreme views to the left or to the right, and our current parties have no intentions of ever abandoning their ever increasing distance from sane, reasonable thinking.