Digitalgypsy66 wrote:The Caps have a pretty deep roster but shaky goaltending and play in the weakest division in the league. There are three potential lottery teams in the SE: Atlanta, Florida and Tampa.
Carolina can't seem to get it together consistently, either. I watched a little bit of the Canes/Craps game last night and it seemed that the Canes gave up an odd man rush each time the Caps came up ice. Forslund MUST have gotten sick of saying 2 on 1 or 3 on 2 all night.
At any rate, playing in that division probably gets them some extra standings points. I wouldn't be surprised if they crack 100 points this season.
Jim wrote:Their goaltending is suspect and overall team D is not ... good...
Sounds like the Pens from last year...
Henry Hank wrote:Ovechkin and Semin are so obsessed with Malkin and Crosby, maybe they'd get a little dose of reality.
Steve McKenna'd wrote:That is one thing I really miss, eliminating the Caps from the playoffs. I really hope it happens this year, but with the new playoff format, it would mean the Pens would probably have to finish 6th in the conference. I really find that hard to imagine.
PensFanInDC wrote:Henry Hank wrote:Ovechkin and Semin are so obsessed with Malkin and Crosby, maybe they'd get a little dose of reality.
This could really hurt the Caps in a series. I think Crosby and Malkin would be more focused on winning and not beating OV and Semin. The "hatred" that they have for our top 2 might take their mind off of the big picture. As Hank said, the Pens would be more focused.
None of this matters yet anyway. Let's see what happens in April.....when we have our top 2 Dmen back.
Man, that potential is just insane!
Eismann wrote:FTR, I think a strong Caps team is great for the league and the fans outside Wash., especially Pens fans. Could be an awesome rivalry for years after lying dormant for a while.