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Re: They've Arrived - Stanley Cup cup parade in DC this spri

Postby astro4k on Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:50 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:
muffinarm wrote:
Digitalgypsy66 wrote:The Caps seem to be peaking at the right time this year, instead of November. Ovie has started scoring again, and the team can win a one-goal game. If either one of their goalies gets and stays hot...look out.


I like their 2-7 record in game sevens. It's cute.

I also like the fact they have blown a 3-1 series lead a whopping three times. Their history is a delicious nugget of failure. I see no reason to fear a team whose past history is a ten pound brillo pad of fail.


They're due


I hope not, i think the karma of playing in the phone booth will keep them as hard luck losers. as Bobby Mac said earlier, EFF the caps!
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Re: They've Arrived - Stanley Cup cup parade in DC this spri

Postby Henry Hank on Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:46 am

I hate the Caps but I'll admit they look tough. They're putting it together at the right time of the season. The goals against is no joke, they've been one of the best in the league at preventing goals all season. The biggest thing for them is that they're starting to score more now, although they're still only 21st in the league in goals per game. I wouldn't bet on them in the playoffs - I put them in the same boat as the Canucks and Sharks. Until proven otherwise, I assume they're going to come up lame in the postseason.

At least they still have Boudreau coaching. When times are tough, you know he's going to start whining and crying and making excuses, and that mindset will trickle down. I still doubt they have the leadership that can get them through a tough series against a good team.
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Re: They've Arrived - Stanley Cup cup parade in DC this spri

Postby bhaw on Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:01 am

Henry Hank wrote:I hate the Caps but I'll admit they look tough. They're putting it together at the right time of the season. The goals against is no joke, they've been one of the best in the league at preventing goals all season. The biggest thing for them is that they're starting to score more now, although they're still only 21st in the league in goals per game. I wouldn't bet on them in the playoffs - I put them in the same boat as the Canucks and Sharks. Until proven otherwise, I assume they're going to come up lame in the postseason.

At least they still have Boudreau coaching. When times are tough, you know he's going to start whining and crying and making excuses, and that mindset will trickle down. I still doubt they have the leadership that can get them through a tough series against a good team.


I agree with all of this. The one thing I would be curious about is the goals per game in the last month. 21st in the league all season sounds bad, but they were struggling to score for a long time. I bet they are in the top 10 in the last month if not top 5.
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Re: They've Arrived - Stanley Cup cup parade in DC this spri

Postby Henry Hank on Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:31 am

Going back to 2/16 when they beat Anaheim 7-6, they've averaged 2.75 goals per game, which is a bit higher than their season pace (2.67 per game) and would rank around the middle of the pack. They still don't look like a offensive power house, but they have been scoring a bit more lately. I still question whether or not their commitment to defense has also neutered their offense for good. If it's a one or the other thing, I don't think they're going to get by a truly good team in the playoffs.
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Re: They've Arrived - Stanley Cup cup parade in DC this spri

Postby Henry Hank on Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:40 am

Just for perspective, last year they averaged 3.82 goals per game and 2.77 goals against. This year they're at 2.67 goals per game and 2.34 goals against. It's actually a pretty sizable decrease in goal differential because their offense has become that much weaker despite the D being stronger. There hasn't been a Cup winner since the lockout that's average under three goals a game.
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Re: They've Arrived - Stanley Cup cup parade in DC this spri

Postby Gaucho on Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:46 am

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Re: They've Arrived - Stanley Cup cup parade in DC this spri

Postby Beech_is_God on Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:19 am

I read on another board from a Caps fan who said they started playing defense because they couldn't score. I guess that makes sense with how they've been playing. They tried playing the same way as previous years, but weren't scoring. So halfway through the season BB starts with his "defensive system" which is holding down the GA while they still can't score. Now they're starting to score and mostly holding down the GA. It'll be interesting to see if they can keep playing this way or revert back to the old way (lackadaisical on D) if they start thinking they found their scoring touch again.
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Re: They've Arrived - Stanley Cup cup parade in DC this spri

Postby penny lane on Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:06 pm

Alex Ovechkin shutdown for 7 to 10 days per twitter from philly
http://twitter.com/#!/tpanotch
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Re: They've Arrived - Stanley Cup cup parade in DC this spri

Postby 66 Fighters of Foo on Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:20 pm

penny lane wrote:Alex Ovechkin shutdown for 7 to 10 days per twitter from philly
http://twitter.com/#!/tpanotch


Matt Cooke strikes again!
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Re: They've Arrived - Stanley Cup cup parade in DC this spri

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:46 pm

Alex needs some time to buy vodka and blue jeans.

/tiredrussianjokes
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Re: They've Arrived - Stanley Cup cup parade in DC this spri

Postby littlemoonboot on Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:40 am

penny lane wrote:Alex Ovechkin shutdown for 7 to 10 days per twitter from philly
http://twitter.com/#!/tpanotch


Sounds like his dealer ran out... :pop:
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Re: They've Arrived - Stanley Cup cup parade in DC this spri

Postby penny lane on Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:07 am

littlemoonboot wrote:
penny lane wrote:Alex Ovechkin shutdown for 7 to 10 days per twitter from philly
http://twitter.com/#!/tpanotch


Sounds like his dealer ran out... :pop:


needs to detox or to lose weight ~ or both.
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Re: They've Arrived - Stanley Cup cup parade in DC this spri

Postby Three Stars on Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:10 am

Missing 9 games = an Ovechtrick.
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Re: They've Arrived - Stanley Cup cup parade in DC this spri

Postby Pens Fan Since 1970 on Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:42 am

Three Stars wrote:Missing 9 games = an Ovechtrick.


I thought it would be considered an OvechSick. :?
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Re: They've Arrived - Stanley Cup cup parade in DC this spri

Postby shmenguin on Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:10 am

his 9 HGH needle injections are known as an ovechprick
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Re: They've Arrived - Stanley Cup cup parade in DC this spri

Postby Pens Fan Since 1970 on Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:25 am

shmenguin wrote:his 9 HGH needle injections are known as an ovechprick


:lol:
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Re: They've Arrived - Stanley Cup cup parade in DC this spri

Postby PensFanInDC on Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:57 pm

Regular season shirts have come in...

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Re: They've Arrived - Stanley Cup cup parade in DC this spri

Postby Admin on Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:18 pm

Caps to sell season-ticket standing-room only tickets:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/dc- ... _blog.html

And yes, having standing-room season tickets entitles you to purchase tickets at the same location for next year’s playoffs. Don’t forget, gate prices for standing-roomers at the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals are projected at around $175 per, but account holders will only have to pay $107.
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Re: They've Arrived - Stanley Cup cup parade in DC this spri

Postby Bob McKenzie on Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:46 pm

Admin wrote:Caps to sell season-ticket standing-room only tickets:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/dc- ... _blog.html

And yes, having standing-room season tickets entitles you to purchase tickets at the same location for next year’s playoffs. Don’t forget, gate prices for standing-roomers at the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals are projected at around $175 per, but account holders will only have to pay $107.


LMAO they're already selling SCF tickets. :lol:
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Re: They've Arrived - Stanley Cup cup parade in DC this spri

Postby littlemoonboot on Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:11 pm

I swear...tempting fate like they do is like Charlie Brown provoking Lucy to take the football away yet again....
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Re: They've Arrived - Stanley Cup cup parade in DC this spri

Postby 66 Fighters of Foo on Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:03 am

PensFanInDC wrote:Regular season shirts have come in...

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Those must be selling for pretty cheap, due to the obvious misspelling of "W"hining.
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Re: They've Arrived - Stanley Cup cup parade in DC this spri

Postby JS© on Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:35 pm

66 Fighters of Foo wrote:
PensFanInDC wrote:Regular season shirts have come in...

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Those must be selling for pretty cheap, due to the obvious misspelling of "W"hining.


the "whining" shirts were on backorder due to their popularity, but I did manage to find a pic of one.

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Re: They've Arrived - Stanley Cup cup parade in DC this spri

Postby littlemoonboot on Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:20 pm

Shutout tonight by Ottawa. Good job, Caps.
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Re: They've Arrived - Stanley Cup cup parade in DC this spri

Postby itissteeltime on Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:34 pm

littlemoonboot wrote:Shutout tonight by Ottawa. Good job, Caps.


Pens shutout too :scared:
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Re: They've Arrived - Stanley Cup cup parade in DC this spri

Postby DudeMan2766 on Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:31 am

itissteeltime wrote:
littlemoonboot wrote:Shutout tonight by Ottawa. Good job, Caps.


Pens shutout too :scared:


True story
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