This evening, my Washington Capitals will kick of their 2007-2008 NHL season with a game against the Atlanta Thrashers in Georgia. Although they probably won't make the playoffs this year, the Caps should be much improved from the last few seasons. 46 goal scorer and former Rookie Of The Year Alex Ovechkin and 38 goal Scorer Alexander Semin return with another year under their belts, joined by promising rookie Nicklas Backstrom, and 30 goal scorer and Team Captain Chris Clark also returns. Washington has also signed as free agents roll players Tom Poti and Michael Nylander, who are expected to produce good results. And for the 15th year, Olaf Kolzig will be in goal for the Caps, backed up by Brent Johnson, one of the best backup goalies in the league, even though his record doesn't show it. It will be hard to make the playoffs in the talented Southeast Division with former Stanley Cup Champions Carolina, Tampa Bay, and improved Atlanta and Florida, but if the Caps can improve on their records against these teams, and also improve their league worse 1-11 shootout record, any thing is possible!