For the next three weeks CSNWashington.com will take a team-by-team look at the three divisions in the Eastern Conference.
For Capitals fans lamenting the fact that free agents Dennis Wideman, Tomas Vokoun, Alexander Semin, Mike Knuble and Jeff Halpern have been replaced with Mike Ribeiro, Wojtek Wolski, Joey Crab and
Mike Green seems to understand that with great expectations come great responsibility.
Sometimes NHL teams pay their players based on what theyve accomplished.
Sometimes they pay them for what theyre capable of accomplishing.
When Joey Crabb had to wait until the seventh round to be taken 226th overall in the 2002 NHL draft he had a pretty good idea his road to the NHL would be a rocky one.