It seems that Columbus Blue Jackets forward R.J. Umberger is not a huge fan of the Washington Capitals.
Heading into the final few games of the season Umberger who is a five year veteran made headlines on Saturday when he said some critical remarks towards the Caps after they beat his Blue Jackets 3-2.
“I don’t think any team in the West would be overmatched by them,” Umberger told the Dispatch. “They play the wrong way. They want to be moving all the time. They float around in their zone, looking for breakaways and odd-man rushes.”
Even though the Capitals are with 114 points running away with the Presidents’ Trophy Umberger who with 22 goals and 54 points is having a career season didn’t hesitate to voice his opinion that they do in fact have weaknesses and aren’t as good as people think.
“A good defensive team is going to beat them (in the playoffs),” Umberger said. “If you eliminate your turnovers and keep them off the power play, they’re going to get frustrated because they’re in their zone a lot.”
These supposed weaknesses haven’t shown up for the Capitals this season as they are currently eight points ahead of the San Jose Sharks for the best overall record this season.