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Re: Anyone else worried about the Caps?

Postby Mr. Colby on Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:15 pm

Pens biggest obstacle is themselves. If they play the way they've been since game 24ish, not a chance any of these eastern conference teams comes close to winning a 7 game series against us
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Re: Anyone else worried about the Caps?

Postby Lesky on Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:38 am

I am more worried about the Capitals than any other team in the conference, and the Pens have a history of not stopping Ovechkin.
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Re: Anyone else worried about the Caps?

Postby Rylan on Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:39 am

Lesky wrote:I am more worried about the Capitals than any other team in the conference, and the Pens have a history of not stopping Ovechkin.


Cept for that time the Pens beat them and went on to win the cup :pop:
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Re: Anyone else worried about the Caps?

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:40 am

IanMoran wrote: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.


Funny story. During the Caps turnaround into the hot streak, they were the second best team in the NHL. Guess who was better.
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Re: Anyone else worried about the Caps?

Postby Lesky on Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:41 am

Rylan wrote:
Lesky wrote:I am more worried about the Capitals than any other team in the conference, and the Pens have a history of not stopping Ovechkin.


Cept for that time the Pens beat them and went on to win the cup :pop:


Ovechkin still owned the Pens in that series, was just as good as Crosby all things considered. Not Ovechkins fault caps lost that time.
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Re: Anyone else worried about the Caps?

Postby Rylan on Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:44 am

Lesky wrote:
Rylan wrote:
Lesky wrote:I am more worried about the Capitals than any other team in the conference, and the Pens have a history of not stopping Ovechkin.


Cept for that time the Pens beat them and went on to win the cup :pop:


Ovechkin still owned the Pens in that series, was just as good as Crosby all things considered. Not Ovechkins fault caps lost that time.


No, but the better team won
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Re: Anyone else worried about the Caps?

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:49 am

Rylan wrote:
Lesky wrote:
Rylan wrote:
Lesky wrote:I am more worried about the Capitals than any other team in the conference, and the Pens have a history of not stopping Ovechkin.


Cept for that time the Pens beat them and went on to win the cup :pop:


Ovechkin still owned the Pens in that series, was just as good as Crosby all things considered. Not Ovechkins fault caps lost that time.


No, but the better team won


Exactly. Not sure what Ovechkin vs Crosby has to do with this.
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Re: Anyone else worried about the Caps?

Postby Lesky on Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:16 am

Idoit40fans wrote:
Rylan wrote:
Lesky wrote:
Rylan wrote:
Lesky wrote:I am more worried about the Capitals than any other team in the conference, and the Pens have a history of not stopping Ovechkin.


Cept for that time the Pens beat them and went on to win the cup :pop:


Ovechkin still owned the Pens in that series, was just as good as Crosby all things considered. Not Ovechkins fault caps lost that time.


No, but the better team won


Exactly. Not sure what Ovechkin vs Crosby has to do with this.


Well, if we play the Caps, Ovechkin will meet Crosby again surely, eh? Stopping Ovechkin would be priority one, he is a machine right now.
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Re: Anyone else worried about the Caps?

Postby Rylan on Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:22 am

and Malkin, Iginla, Morrow, Letang, Kunitz, Dupuis, Neal, Juicy, Sutter, Martin, Murray, Orpik, Fleury...
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Re: Anyone else worried about the Caps?

Postby Lesky on Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:23 am

Rylan wrote:and Malkin, Iginla, Morrow, Letang, Kunitz, Dupuis, Neal, Juicy, Sutter, Martin, Murray, Orpik, Fleury...


Indeed. All relevant in this thread.
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Re: Anyone else worried about the Caps?

Postby Rylan on Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:25 am

All I am saying is Ovie can be a one man army, but against the total of the Pens the Caps do not match up well. The Penguins, when healthy, are one of the most complete teams in the east, if not the most complete team. The Caps are top heavy and can be prone to defensive meltdowns. Ovie won't be able to produce enough goals to offset all the potential weapons the Penguins have. Ovie will not even come close to being capable of being a major player if the Pens offense clicks even in the slightest.
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Re: Anyone else worried about the Caps?

Postby Shakes on Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:23 pm

Lesky wrote:
Rylan wrote:
Lesky wrote:I am more worried about the Capitals than any other team in the conference, and the Pens have a history of not stopping Ovechkin.


Cept for that time the Pens beat them and went on to win the cup :pop:


Ovechkin still owned the Pens in that series, was just as good as Crosby all things considered. Not Ovechkins fault caps lost that time.


He was incredible in that series. At the peak of his powers. On a better team than his current one.

And the Pens still won.
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Re: Anyone else worried about the Caps?

Postby littlemoonboot on Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:58 pm

The Caps would probably be one of the peskier matchups in the east for the Penguins, they always play their hearts out against the Pens. That said, all the Pens need to do is match that effort. They're a much deeper team. I really don't expect Ovie would be stopped, he scored against the Pens even when the Caps were struggling. But the other lines and supporting casts matter, too.

Regarding their chances overall, one thing I have noticed about the Caps each year they contend is their lack of veteran presence (with the exception of occasional guys like Fedorov or Knuble.)

Last year I felt the Pens needed more "grizzlies" -- the core aren't babies by any stretch but I think if they had more vets or characters, they would have been more focused and composed against the Flyers. Not that this is the only thing that was a factor, I know that's not the whole story. But for years (especially late Lidstrom era) people mocked how old Detroit was but they had a ton of grizzlies and always competed well in the playoffs.

For whatever reason, the Caps remind me of the Pens as far as having a good nucleus of talent, only they remind me of the Pens without the pre-Shero additions that put them over the top.
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Re: Anyone else worried about the Caps?

Postby JS© on Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:54 am

smoke and mirrors

14-3-0 within the Southeast. 68 GF, 40 GA (4 goals per game, 2.35 goals allowed per game)
10-14-2 outside of the Southeast. 63 GF, 79 GA (2.42 goals per game, 3.03 goals allowed per game)

http://capitals.nhl.com/club/teamvsteam.htm
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Re: Anyone else worried about the Caps?

Postby Idoit40fans on Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:01 am

Caps lose to another fringe playoff team...thus making that team a playoff team.
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Re: Anyone else worried about the Caps?

Postby CERV96 on Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:40 am

Caps have to get to round 3 to face the Pens(unless we get bounced). If they are as good as some say they are then we will see them.
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Re: Anyone else worried about the Caps?

Postby Idoit40fans on Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:42 am

If they're as good as they've shown themselves to be this season, then the Pens will not see them...nor will the Habs or Bruins.
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Re: Anyone else worried about the Caps?

Postby Pens Fan Since 1970 on Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:53 pm

I want the Rangers to finish 6th. I have a feeling they will eliminate the Caps in the 1st round.
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