Caps Say Thank You!

The Washington Capitals went on to win their division, but couldn't get past their opponent to advance in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal game.

The team faced a 5-0 loss of their Game 7 match up between the New York Rangers at the Verizon Center.

This familiar tale is daunting to most Caps fans who wait year-after-year for their favorite hockey team to get to the place that will allow them to bring home the coveted Stanley Cup.

Still, the Washington Capitals want to say 'Thank You' to their fans for their support (and offer 2013-2014 Season ticket packages).

Players critique Game 7 and season.

"We've come a long way", defensemen Mike Green (who is looking forward to next season) said.

"We started off slow and it took us while to understand our system, and get the flow of it, but I think by the end of it we came a long way and should be proud."  With head held down, Green added, "Obviously things didn't end the way we wanted them, but it was a great learning experience for all of us.

Caps forward, Joel Ward, when asked by reporters what he learn from this season, searched for an answer, only to reveal he had learned nothing.  "We had a good group", said Ward.  The goalie played really well.  We just had a bad day."

"We just blew it", said Cap's Alex Ovechkin, who had some choice words for officials during their run. 

Ovechkin has been nominated as one of three finalists for the Hart Memorial Trophy, awarded "to the player adjudged to be the most valuable to his team."

Buzz surrounding whether the Great 8 was valuable during this play off season still sparks debate.

He left it up to reporters to critique his game when asked if he was a better player.  "Well, right now I'm right wing.  It's a big step in my career."

When asked if he thought there needed to be changes within the organization, Ovechkin responded by saying that fans will just have to "wait until after July 1st".  The beginning of July will be the day of reckoning when the team and players are evaluated and when it is decided by management (and ownership) who will remain within the organization.

Something Good.

The Washington Capitals Raise More Than $100,000 for Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors Through 2012-13 Courage Caps.  Click here to see why.