I love how people say the Capitals are a one man team and have no defense. Just to prove a point, I did what I do best, a little research.
The Capitals have 4 players with at least 10 goals, the most in the league (Not to mention Morrison with 9, Backstrom with 8, and Fehr with 7). They also have 3 players with at least 30 points, tied with San Jose, and have 6 players with at least 20 points, second only to LA’s 7.
And for those who say the Capitals defense is inadequate, I took a look at the defenseman plus/minus league leaders:
#4 Jeff Schultz, +12
#7 Brian Pothier, +11
#10 Mike Green, +10
Three defensemen in the top 10 of plus/minus. The only other team with even 2? Atlanta.
This isn’t even mentioning John Erskine, sitting at #23 with a +7. That’s 4 defensemen in the top 23, nobody else has more than 3 (Chicago, but none in the top 10).