To kick off the season preview, I decided to start somewhere no one else ever stars: The defense.
Shaone Morrisonn is probably the Caps' most invisible defenseman, and I mean that in the best possible way. Morrisonn never makes the flash play, he never makes the amazing play, he simply makes the smart play that keeps the puck alive. If there is any part of his defensive game that could use work, it is his physical play, although you can't blame the top defender for not taking any risks on a team ranked 23rd on the power play.
So where does Morrisonn fit this year? On one of the Caps top two defensive pairs, most likely alongside either Tom Poti or Brian Pothier, playing the opponents top lines. Morrisonn is most likely a fixture on the Caps blue line for years to come, but needs to work on his physical play if he is to be one of the league's elite defensemen.