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Re: Other NHL Games 2016-17

Postby ville5 on Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:48 am

Wild, playoff dogs and 8 more years of Parise and Suter. And theyre already 32. Glad we lost out on that deal....
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Re: Other NHL Games 2016-17

Postby Pruezy11881 on Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:51 am

Man, who'd of though that the Blackhawk's wouldn't have scored a goal yet in the playoffs and that the Wild would be down 0-3? I think the only other surprise so far is that the Capitals are having a very tough time with Toronto through the first two games.
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Re: Other NHL Games 2016-17

Postby Pruezy11881 on Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:27 am

Great58 wrote:
Humperdink wrote:Think the Cap fans are having doubts following last nights loss? Here is a sampling of the comments in the Washington Post:

"Here we go again. Frown"

"When we go into a game thinking, "OK, we let these guys get close but we learned our lesson and will trounce them now," we merely display the kind of arrogance that gets good teams beaten. "

"We are cursed, and it has not been lifted. We will go down in five."

"Not a surprise nor naysaying, playoff hockey is a specific style. Caps have never had the group to play it, just flashy style players geared to regular season hockey."

And my personal favorite: "I love Ovie, but... Clean breakaway in OT? He's got to bury that. Anyone here think Crosby wouldn't have buried that?"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/c ... b#comments

You could see all of those expressions on the faces of their fans after their OT loss. Same expression as when they were down 2-0 after 1 period in game 1. Get a grip! Playoff hockey isn't all about success, and if you can't stomach the tough times, then it probably isn't for you.

I fully expect the Caps to win this series, but I've allowed myself to start playing the "what if Babcock can really coach these boys up?" thinking to creep in. Either way, I appreciate the extra hockey they are having to play, both in a longer series and in the nearly 60 extra minutes of OT they've already seen.

LeBrun has a nice little article about this. Speed and quickness is giving Washington fits. Just like the Pens will when they play each other.

http://www.tsn.ca/maple-leafs-speed-game-is-twisting-capitals-into-knots-1.725795
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Re: Other NHL Games 2016-17

Postby KG on Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:02 pm

Go Leafs Go!

Tee he....
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Re: Other NHL Games 2016-17

Postby Humperdink on Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:20 pm

KG wrote:Go Leafs Go!

Tee he....


I am just loving this series. The Washington Post should be an interesting read tomorrow.
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Re: Other NHL Games 2016-17

Postby SubtropicalPenguin on Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:19 am

All 4 games went to ot tonight. I wonder if that has happened before. For the most part, very entertaining, though, as always, the officiating was pretty poor. Who would have called Chicago down 3-0 and Washington down 2-1? Also - lots of blown multi-goal leads. What's the story there?
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Re: Other NHL Games 2016-17

Postby bhaw on Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:41 am

SubtropicalPenguin wrote:All 4 games went to ot tonight. I wonder if that has happened before. For the most part, very entertaining, though, as always, the officiating was pretty poor. Who would have called Chicago down 3-0 and Washington down 2-1? Also - lots of blown multi-goal leads. What's the story there?


I think it was Pierre commentating the Bos/Ott game and he flipped out over the call against Boston in OT. It was odd given what was let go up to that point, but that's par for the course.

Anyone watch the Chicago game? I felt like they forgot to bring the HD cameras for that one. Nashville is flying in that series. Blackhawks look totally unprepared and you can see the cap playing havoc on them. Their "fill in" players around the stars just look bad.
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Re: Other NHL Games 2016-17

Postby Great58 on Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:14 am

bhaw wrote:
SubtropicalPenguin wrote: Nashville is flying in that series. Blackhawks look totally unprepared and you can see the cap playing havoc on them. Their "fill in" players around the stars just look bad.

I haven't seen a Hawks game this post season. All I can ask is what happened to them? Last we saw them they drilled us at the CEC, 5-1, IIRC. Sure, we had a depleted lineup, but when we played in Chicago is was a close game they pulled away at the end convincingly, making us pay for mistakes we made. I know they stumbled in April, but was convinced this was the result of having locked up the conference and that the Hawks of early March would return. But they haven't.
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Re: Other NHL Games 2016-17

Postby Skatingpen on Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:17 am

Why is the top line on the Caps only playing 15 minutes a game? OV had less ice time than some 3/4th line players.
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Re: Other NHL Games 2016-17

Postby Cu11en on Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:32 am

Skatingpen wrote:Why is the top line on the Caps only playing 15 minutes a game? OV had less ice time than some 3/4th line players.

Yeah, what's up with that. And early in the game there was 2 minutes of 4v4 hockey and Ovechkin sat out all three shifts.
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Re: Other NHL Games 2016-17

Postby Humperdink on Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:16 am

Cu11en wrote:
Skatingpen wrote:Why is the top line on the Caps only playing 15 minutes a game? OV had less ice time than some 3/4th line players.

Yeah, what's up with that. And early in the game there was 2 minutes of 4v4 hockey and Ovechkin sat out all three shifts.


Just thinking maybe the O in Ovechkin stands for Offense Only.
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Re: Other NHL Games 2016-17

Postby Pruezy11881 on Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:35 am

Humperdink wrote:
Cu11en wrote:
Skatingpen wrote:Why is the top line on the Caps only playing 15 minutes a game? OV had less ice time than some 3/4th line players.

Yeah, what's up with that. And early in the game there was 2 minutes of 4v4 hockey and Ovechkin sat out all three shifts.


Just thinking maybe the O in Ovechkin stands for Offense Only.

Or Over the hill, On the PP, Only for the mother land...
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Re: Other NHL Games 2016-17

Postby Humperdink on Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:55 am

Pruezy11881 wrote:
Humperdink wrote:
Cu11en wrote:
Skatingpen wrote:Why is the top line on the Caps only playing 15 minutes a game? OV had less ice time than some 3/4th line players.

Yeah, what's up with that. And early in the game there was 2 minutes of 4v4 hockey and Ovechkin sat out all three shifts.


Just thinking maybe the O in Ovechkin stands for Offense Only.

Or Over the hill, On the PP, Only for the mother land...


Or slapshOt frOm the left face Off dOt Only
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Re: Other NHL Games 2016-17

Postby Skatingpen on Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:16 pm

Caps looking dominant early
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Re: Other NHL Games 2016-17

Postby Skatingpen on Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:29 pm

Someone explain to me if a player flips the puck at the redline and 3 opposing players stand him up and prevent the player from getting to the puck is that legal??

I know the answer but I just saw that in the Caps/leafs game
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Re: Other NHL Games 2016-17

Postby DontToewsMeBro on Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:46 pm

I hate the Capitals so, so much. If I see Tom Wilson or Ovechkin "WOO!" after a goal one more time I'm going to lose it.
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Re: Other NHL Games 2016-17

Postby Pruezy11881 on Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:30 pm

Caps fan's hearts just sank a little...
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Re: Other NHL Games 2016-17

Postby Malkintent on Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:40 pm

Preds taking out the trash.
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Re: Other NHL Games 2016-17

Postby penny lane on Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:16 pm

Malkintent wrote:Preds taking out the trash.

Toews can send that NHL 100 best jacket to Evgeni!
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Re: Other NHL Games 2016-17

Postby Malkintent on Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:31 am

penny lane wrote:
Malkintent wrote:Preds taking out the trash.

Toews can send that NHL 100 best jacket to Evgeni!

Lol

As soon as he scored I thought, "Great, now when his team gets swept, his worshippers will say it wasn't his fault".
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Re: Other NHL Games 2016-17

Postby Great58 on Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:40 am

Toews has 1 goal in his last 14 playoff games and they've gone out in the first round two straight years? Yeah, I'd say he bears some responsibility.
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Re: Other NHL Games 2016-17

Postby brwi on Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:14 am

Preds made it happen big-time. Never would have thought they would sweep the Hawks, but Rinne was incredible and they fed off of it.
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Re: Other NHL Games 2016-17

Postby Humperdink on Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:45 pm

Craps D-man Kevin Shattemkirk played a mere 12.54 minutes in game 4 against the Maple Loafs. He's a minus 4 in the series.

"Shattenkirk, 28 ..... came at high cost to the Capitals, who gave up forwards Zach Sanford and Brad Malone, a first-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft and conditional draft picks......Shattenkirk is in the final season of a four-year, $17 million contract with an average annual value of $4.25 million, according to CapFriendly.com. As part of the trade, the Blues will retain 39 percent of Shattenkirk's salary and bonuses....... Shattenkirk can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. If the Capitals re-sign him to a contract that includes the 2017-18 season, or if they advance to the 2017 Eastern Conference Final and Shattenkirk plays in at least 50 percent of their playoff games in the first two rounds of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Blues will receive the Capitals' second-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft."

https://www.nhl.com/news/kevin-shattenk ... -287195044
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Re: Other NHL Games 2016-17

Postby Skatingpen on Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:04 pm

Not saying you Hugo, I know we like to bash the Caps believe me I hate them so much, but if you watch Shattenkirk play he is really good at that first pass and carrying the puck out of his end. Something that is killing the Pens right now. If the Caps get to the finals it will be worth what they gave up.
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Re: Other NHL Games 2016-17

Postby Southern Fan on Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:36 pm

Caps playing not to lose so far. Probably waiting for the first power play.
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