The Capitlas have been playing pretty well lately, and there is still time for them to climb all the way up and earn the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. But according to Chase Hughes of CSN Washington, the Capitals don't think it is all that important, even though the top seed would mean home ice advantage throughout the Eastern Conference playoffs.â†µ
"It’s not the be-all, end-all," forward Mike Knuble said Monday about landing the conference’s top seed. "We’ve been there last year, and it didn’t work out great for us necessarily."â†µ
I understand the point Knuble is trying to make, but I don't necessarily agree with it. I wouldn't want the Capitals to not try for the top seed in the Playoffs because it didn't work out last year. That's like not wearing your seatbelt because the last time you went for a drive, you ended up getting lost.â†µ
He later admits that he would want a potential Game 7 to be played at home, which is the most important part of getting the top seed. If they have the opportunity, I would hope that they seize it.