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Ted Leonsis Apologizes For Capitals' Defeat, Vows To Be 'Analytic' About Future Plans

We all expected owner Ted Leonsis to weigh in on the Capitals' 2011 NHL Playoffs loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning, and he did just that early Thursday morning. On his blog, Ted's Take, Leonsis apologized for Capitals fans for letting them down and said the team was thoroughly outplayed in every way.

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They were clearly the better team and they amped it up to another level. They parlayed their momentum from round 1 quite efficiently while we never seemed to be able to step it up and catch them in terms of energy and production. Little things seemed to bother us this series. We weren't resilient and we didn't get over obstacles placed in our way. We are all accountable on this performance starting with me.

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Leonsis said he was "so very sorry we let you all down," and added that while he hears the calls for change, he will not make any decisions for a few days.

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In times like these people are emotional; angry; and demand change. I understand. The best course of action for us though is to let a few days pass; be very analytic about what needs to be improved; articulate that plan; and then execute upon it. Clearly we know we have to improve to build a franchise that is as good as our fan base.

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