Former Capital Alan May took to the airwaves after tonight’s 5-1 loss to the Buffalo Sabres to call out the Capitals on their performance. Warning: he’s mad.
It was inexcusable. [The Capitals] played against a team of American Hockey League players tonight. Tonight, the Buffalo Sabres had eight or nine different players in their line-up who normally don’t play. The Capitals sat back against a very inexperienced team, which I find inexcusable. They should have skated them into the ground. Last night, the Buffalo Sabres lost to the worst team in the National Hockey League, the Columbus Blue Jackets. And then tonight, the Capitals don’t attack. They sit back. They retreat. They pay respect to the American Hockey League. This was like playing a pre-season game where the other team has half their starters in — half their guys from the American League and Junior — and you got your full roster. There’s no way you should ever lose this game. There’s no way you should get out-hit, out-skated, out-hustled. They lost in every facet of the game. They got out-goaltender-ed. Their D were horrible. Everything was awful tonight.
May, a veteran of 393 NHL games and owner of one great head of hair, went on to say that he didn’t see “one physical battle won tonight.”
Wow. Not mincing his words.
What do you guys think?