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Anyone else worried about the Caps?

Postby IanMoran on Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:51 pm

Putting this in NP to avoid the :scared: , but its not about who had the best season but who gets hot....... and yea, the Caps are looking great right now.
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Re: Anyone else worried about the Caps?

Postby llipgh2 on Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:52 pm

No.
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Re: Anyone else worried about the Caps?

Postby MRandall25 on Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:53 pm

Caps have only played 2 playoff teams on their "streak".

Not worried in the least.
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Re: Anyone else worried about the Caps?

Postby IanMoran on Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:55 pm

I should clarify, I think Pens are heavy favorites......... just always hear about Habs / Bruins and never the Caps with Ovy playing like its 2009
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Re: Anyone else worried about the Caps?

Postby canaan on Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:08 pm

they are playing better, but they still have a ton of glaring problems. lack of true veteran leadership, suspect (read: intermittent) defense, and an unproven goaltender that hasnt performed well against good teams. Not worried at all.
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Re: Anyone else worried about the Caps?

Postby Beveridge on Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:28 pm

If we end up facing them, then we can be worried....ish?

But I only worry about teams when Pens are actually playing them just because that's the only time a team can actually beat the Pens.

I have no idea if that makes any sense, but it does to me. :pop:
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Re: Anyone else worried about the Caps?

Postby SolidSnake on Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:34 pm

They'll get swept in the first round
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Re: Anyone else worried about the Caps?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:14 pm

Style of play is not sustainable in playoffs
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Re: Anyone else worried about the Caps?

Postby meecrofilm on Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:14 pm

Caps thread that isn't made by MarioLives = not a real Caps thread :pop:
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Re: Anyone else worried about the Caps?

Postby Kovy27 on Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:24 pm

meecrofilm wrote:Caps thread that isn't made by MarioLives = not a real Caps thread :pop:


I don't feel the Ovie love in this thread.
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Re: Anyone else worried about the Caps?

Postby Steve on Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:45 pm

I predict another championship for the Caps.

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Re: Anyone else worried about the Caps?

Postby Kaizer on Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:47 pm

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Re: Anyone else worried about the Caps?

Postby Gaucho on Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:11 pm

Nope.
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Re: Anyone else worried about the Caps?

Postby the wicked child on Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:29 pm

Assuming things continue as they seem, the Pens will have the 1 seed and the Caps will have the 3rd. It will thus be impossible to play them before the conference finals. Until then... I don't care about them, really...

No point in getting :scared: over a team you might never even meet in the playoffs... one round at a time, folks.
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Re: Anyone else worried about the Caps?

Postby Steve on Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:10 pm

Yeah, I don't know about worried - but concerned, yeah I'm concerned about any opponent we face in the first round - which probably won't be the Caps anyway, unless the Jets somehow win that division...
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Re: Anyone else worried about the Caps?

Postby sniper on Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:01 am

I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't even make the playoffs. Montreal, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Boston. That's who they play.

Winnipeg plays Islanders, Buffalo, Washington, and Montreal.

Could go either way, but the Caps haven't shown they can beat playoff teams. It wouldn't surprise me if they lost all of their remaining games provided Montreal gets back to playing the way they were.
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Re: Anyone else worried about the Caps?

Postby Pitt87 on Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:35 am

Winnipeg is a better team than Washington. When Mike Ribeiro is part of your primary scoring, you are in big trouble.
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Re: Anyone else worried about the Caps?

Postby Penspal on Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:41 am

I was worried about them until they lost their winning juju vs. Ottawa last night.
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Re: Anyone else worried about the Caps?

Postby mikey287 on Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:05 am

Pitt87 wrote:Winnipeg is a better team than Washington. When Mike Ribeiro is part of your primary scoring, you are in big trouble.


I personally don't agree with either of these statements. But that's just me...
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Re: Anyone else worried about the Caps?

Postby Lesky on Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:07 am

Winnipeg blew the chance of playoffs when they lost every game against the Caps thus far.
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Re: Anyone else worried about the Caps?

Postby brwi on Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:10 am

Pitt87 wrote:Winnipeg is a better team than Washington. When Mike Ribeiro is part of your primary scoring, you are in big trouble.


Nahhh....Caps are better than the Jets but I sure don't worry about facing them or any other team in the East in the playoffs. You either bring your "A" game against a "B-rated" team or get eliminated is about it all comes down to in the playoffs, despite all the over-analysis, media hype and everything else.
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Re: Anyone else worried about the Caps?

Postby Pitt87 on Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:51 pm

brwi wrote:
Pitt87 wrote:Winnipeg is a better team than Washington. When Mike Ribeiro is part of your primary scoring, you are in big trouble.


Nahhh....Caps are better than the Jets but I sure don't worry about facing them or any other team in the East in the playoffs. You either bring your "A" game against a "B-rated" team or get eliminated is about it all comes down to in the playoffs, despite all the over-analysis, media hype and everything else.


Caps can score, but WPG is the only team in the SE with a winning record -- albeit just barely -- against the Atlantic and NE division, and have been taking it to teams in their own division as least as well as the Caps. In terms of scoring, they have a few more contributors and are probably a little better defensively. That said, I have seen more Jets hockey and less Caps hockey this year.

Caps also have a tougher last few games than the Jets do, and they do meet once more before the end of the season.
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Re: Anyone else worried about the Caps?

Postby Kovy27 on Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:00 pm

Caps might not even make it still. Everyone needs to calm down.
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Re: Anyone else worried about the Caps?

Postby Malkamaniac on Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:08 am

Only team I seriously worry about is the Rags.
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Re: Anyone else worried about the Caps?

Postby pcm on Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:36 pm

The caps are obviously a different team than in the first half of the season. Judging them by their record is as foolish as judging the 08-09 Pens by their regular season record...

The Caps are hot. Hot teams win the cup. Fortunately, the Pens are also hot. But they're not healthy again... If I had to rank the teams in order of likeliness to make it out of the East, I'd say:

1. Penguins
2a. Bruins
2b. Capitals
4. Rangers
5. Senators

I don't think any of the other teams can make it. I think the Caps have only a slightly less chance of going all the way as the Bruins right now, But against the Pens, because it's the Pens, I'd actually say the Caps chances are higher.

Am I worried? No. It'd be an awesome series, but I think the Caps have supplanted the Bruins as the Pens biggest hurdle to making the finals.
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