Capitals owner Ted Leonsis: ‘The wheels fell off for us’

Capitals owner Ted Leonsis wrote on his personal blog this morning that he’s “stunned” and “so very sorry” that Washington was swept out of the second round of the postseason by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Here’s an excerpt of the post on Ted’s Take:

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.

As far as what’s next, Leonsis said he understands fans will want immediate changes, but it won’t happen like that: “The best course of action for us though is to let a few days pass; be very analytic about what needs to be improved; articulate that plan; and then execute upon it.”

You can read the full entry here. The Capitals will hold their end-of-season meetings and availability at 11:30 a.m., so stay tuned for updates.

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