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Washington Capitals Crushed; D.C. Waits on Its Sports World to Change

Published by on May 13, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

The saddest aspect of the Washington Capitals being mauled at home in the biggest game in franchise history is not the final score, or the unceremonious end to a season of celebrations. It’s not even that the bludgeoning came at the hands of the hated Pittsburgh Penguins.

No, it’s that for all of the hope the Capitals carried into Game Seven, the sports culture of Washington D.C. will wait to exorcise its demons of postseason mediocrity.

The Capitals entered Game Seven carrying a hard-earned burden of local exuberance; the failures of the Redskins, Wizards and Nationals all seemed to flutter away when sticks hit ice.

Now, the dark reality of poor ownership, underachieving stars, and extortion ...

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