Capitals owner Ted Leonsis, a former owner of AOL who is obviously big on the Internet, took to his blog today to analyze his top-seeded team's sweep at the hands of Tampa Bay. Among the excerpts:
"Little things seemed to bother us this series. We weren’t resilient and we didn’t get over obstacles placed in our way. We are all accountable on this performance starting with me.
"Their role players outplayed our role players.
"Their highest paid players outplayed our highest paid players.
"In fact, their role players outplayed our highest paid players.
"Their goaltending was better.
"Their special teams were better.
"They adhered to their coaches’ system better than we adhered to our coaches’ system.
"The wheels fell off for us. No doubt about that.
"Thank you for caring so much. I am so very sorry we let you all down."