The Capitals didn’t make a move of any type prior to the NHL’s trade deadline Monday afternoon and like General Manager George McPhee, owner Ted Leonsis commented on how the changing nature of the league leads to fewer deals at the deadline.

While Leonsis didn’t offer much of a critique one way or the other on the team’s inaction prior to the deadline, he made it clear that with 20 games left it is time for the Capitals to make their move and ensure they reach the postseason.

From Ted’s Take:

We now head into the last 20 games of the season with our team intact; we didn’t add to the lineup; we didn’t take anything out of the lineup. We have finally regained Mike Green back into the lineup; and he is contributing. We await progress on Nick Backstrom.

We have a good run of games at home now. We are one point out of a playoff spot; we have 3 games in hand on the team right in front of us. There are several teams close to us in the standings right behind us.

It is time now for the final push. We can’t have distractions; we must be productive and garner points.

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