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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: February 20, 2012 07:55PM

Just a little more then 5min into the game and they're down 0-2. I really don't think coaching or strategy is the problem, no what I see is bunch of guys who aren't having fun playing anymore, they're burned out on each other.

Unfortunately I don't think hunter is the coach to get them to loosen up. Hunter needs a new team or the team needs a coach who can lighten up the mood.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Date: February 20, 2012 08:23PM

ugly man Wrote:
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> WashingTone-Locian Wrote:
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> > The Caps transition on the turnover and
> breakaway
> > goal by Tampa was pathetic. They left the
> goalie
> > on a fucking island. They may not have been
> able
> > to stop it, but it would have been nice to see
> one
> > Cap in the fucking area. It looked like a
> Goddamn
> > shoot out.
>
>
> Nobody cares what you think, asshole. So, STFU
> already. You must be one ugly sonofabitch.


LOL!

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: ferfux ()
Date: February 21, 2012 07:57AM

like I said, SELLERS at the trade deadline. Now not only is GM GM gone DALE HUNTER IS GONE AT THE END OF THE YEAR AS WELL. This team needs to be BLOWN UP!

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Gonads & Strife ()
Date: February 21, 2012 09:58AM

Too early to predict 2nd place in the division, playoff berth, first round win, second round elimination and most of the team gets blown up in the offseason?

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: More Complete ()
Date: February 21, 2012 11:19AM

ferfux Wrote:
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> like I said, SELLERS at the trade deadline.

Is this what you think will happen, or what you want to happen? Both?

Just my opinion but GMGM is not selling, he's going to buy. His job is on the line and he means to keep it with a playoff appearance. What they should do and what they will do are two different things.

To quote Leonsis, “worst game of the season” just terrible. They had a chance to take second place against the bottom dwellers of their division and looked like they could care less.

Hey Zeus is right, they aren't playing together as a team. The only thing that gives them a chance is how bad the SE division is. It’s a slim chance, but it’s still a chance. Was it over when the Germans bombed pearl harbor?

Who did you piss off WTL? Lol.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: February 21, 2012 11:34AM

They're going to be Buyers at the trade deadline. Call me bold but either they need to find some guys who are naturals to play Hunters system or replace Hunter.

Greens's been back for two game. All the analyst kept saying "Hunters been playing without Green, once Green is back in the line up they'll be a better team" yeah yeah, they're doing worse with Greene thus far.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: February 22, 2012 02:17PM

Any predictions on tonights game?

I want to believe there is some fire in the belly of this team to prove they're not emotionally dead.....but thats not pattern of behavior they have demonstrated in the past.

My guess is they play catch up the whole game, keeping it close but never seizing momentum.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/22/2012 03:26PM by Hay Zeus.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Date: February 22, 2012 02:21PM

More Complete Wrote:
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> Who did you piss off WTL? Lol.


It could be anyone. I've kind of been on a tear, lately. But given the vitriol and the low level of intelligence, I would imagine these are coming out of Richmond.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Date: February 22, 2012 02:21PM

Hay Zeus Wrote:
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> Any predictions on tonights game?
>
> I want to believe there is some fire in the belly
> of this team to prove they're not emotionally
> dead.....but thats not pattern of behavior they
> have demonstrated in the past.
>
> My guess is they play catch up the whole game,
> keeping it close but never ceasing momentum.


I think this team is fucked.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Caps Jihadist ()
Date: February 22, 2012 03:04PM

WashingTone-Locian Wrote:
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> Hay Zeus Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Any predictions on tonights game?
> >
> > I want to believe there is some fire in the
> belly
> > of this team to prove they're not emotionally
> > dead.....but thats not pattern of behavior they
> > have demonstrated in the past.
> >
> > My guess is they play catch up the whole game,
> > keeping it close but never ceasing momentum.
>
>
> I think this team is fucked.

Loc, you've been a real pain in the ass on this thread of late but, yeah...they won't make the playoffs.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: More Complete ()
Date: February 22, 2012 03:47PM

Hay Zeus Wrote:
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> Any predictions on tonights game?
>
> I want to believe there is some fire in the belly
> of this team to prove they're not emotionally
> dead.....but thats not pattern of behavior they
> have demonstrated in the past.
>
> My guess is they play catch up the whole game,
> keeping it close but never seizing momentum.

I'm actually looking forward to this one. I want to see how the team reacts in response to the blowout on Monday. It will set the tone for the remainder of the season. Not sure how they turn things around with Ovi and Laich (game time decisions) both being hurt so I’m expecting the worst (which means they will win 5-1).

Other news is that Hamrlik is being shopped so he’s going to be a healthy scratch.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: February 22, 2012 05:19PM

More Complete Wrote:
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> I'm actually looking forward to this one. I want
> to see how the team reacts in response to the
> blowout on Monday. It will set the tone for the
> remainder of the season. Not sure how they turn
> things around with Ovi and Laich (game time
> decisions) both being hurt so I’m expecting the
> worst (which means they will win 5-1).
>
> Other news is that Hamrlik is being shopped so
> he’s going to be a healthy scratch.

Hamrlik never should have been on the team. I think Locker said he has the most penalty minutes.

I'd almost feel more optimistic about the game knowing Ovie is out.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: More Complete ()
Date: February 22, 2012 06:04PM

Hay Zeus Wrote:
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> Hamrlik never should have been on the team. I
> think Locker said he has the most penalty minutes.
>
>
> I'd almost feel more optimistic about the game
> knowing Ovie is out.

I didn’t mind the move but many criticized it at the time. Ovi is out. Top line slated to be Hendricks - Perreault - Semin. That makes me very nervous. Hope it’s not another laugher.



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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Mr Missouri ()
Date: February 22, 2012 06:18PM

Hay Zeus Wrote:
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> They're going to be Buyers at the trade deadline.
> Call me bold but either they need to find some
> guys who are naturals to play Hunters system or
> replace Hunter.
>
> Greens's been back for two game. All the analyst
> kept saying "Hunters been playing without Green,
> once Green is back in the line up they'll be a
> better team" yeah yeah, they're doing worse with
> Greene thus far.


Greene was on the ice for 4 out of the 5 goals. He IS NOT in game shape. Hell he may not be in game shape till the end of the season. I heard a stat that teams that score the first goal win 70% of games. They need to score early and OFTEN to win this one. Ottowa is what 7th in the east? Hopefully they dont play DOWN to the level of the comp (like Carolina) and play UP to the Sens level. They need to recapture some of that Offensive style, all out, crash net UNLEASH THE FURY caps system of the past several years. Enough of this wishy washy smidgeon of offense/OOPS get back quick on D. FUCK ALL THAT! SCORE BABY SCORE!

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Mr Missouri ()
Date: February 22, 2012 07:38PM

Sens just scored. Its Over. Caps Lose.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Date: February 22, 2012 08:12PM

I'm done.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: WOOHOO! ()
Date: February 22, 2012 09:11PM

Break out the champagne, it won't be a shutout!

WE'RE NUMBER ONE!!! WE'RE NUMBER ONE!!!

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Gonads & Strife ()
Date: February 22, 2012 09:17PM

So I turn the game on about 5 minutes or so before the end of the 2nd..just in time to catch the 4-0 score and watch Vokoun skate off the ice to the bench. Can we PLEASE take this guy out behind the shed and put one behind the ear?

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: February 22, 2012 09:19PM

Will you do the honors?

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Gonads & Strife ()
Date: February 22, 2012 09:21PM

I'd LOVE to. Give me a chance to break in the new G27

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: ferfux ()
Date: February 22, 2012 10:42PM

SELLERS

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: More Complete ()
Date: February 23, 2012 11:02AM

FAIL. Vokoun picked a bad night to stink up the joint. They should sell, but I don't think they will.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: February 23, 2012 11:12AM


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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Warhawk ()
Date: February 23, 2012 01:29PM

Look on the bright side...if they don't make the playoffs or shit the bed in the first round (again) we won't be disappointed.

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That's not a ladybug, that's a cannapiller.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Caps Jihadist ()
Date: February 23, 2012 01:32PM

WashingTone-Locian Wrote:
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> I'm done.

LMMFGDAO! Oh c'mon now, Loc...you've been done for WEEKS now...

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Date: February 23, 2012 01:39PM

Caps Jihadist Wrote:
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> WashingTone-Locian Wrote:
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> > I'm done.
>
> LMMFGDAO! Oh c'mon now, Loc...you've been done for
> WEEKS now...


Truthfully, I was done when they didn't fire Boudreau at the end of last season.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: cLLFm ()
Date: February 23, 2012 04:23PM

They never should have fired Boudreau. That was a dumb ass move. Bench Ovi. Bench Semin. Firing Boudreau was the wrong move. He could have turned the squad around with more discipline. Hunter cant do it. His system doesnt work with the people they have. The all out offensive juggernaut known as the caps from the past several seasons depends on the players they have on the roster. Not this crappy half and half defense/offense. They have a roster for SCORING! NOT WISHY WASHY CRAP. CRY HAVOC AND RELEASE THE HOUNDS of SCORE!!!!!

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: XXX ()
Date: February 23, 2012 04:24PM

+1 good BUDDY!

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Caps Jihadist ()
Date: February 23, 2012 04:41PM

Boudreau's record with the Ducks since he was hired December 1st? 18-12-1

Hunter's record with the Caps since he was hired November 28th? 17-16-2

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Date: February 23, 2012 05:22PM

Boudreau started losing the team after the playoff loss to The Habs a couple of years ago. Last year's post-season collapse was the final nail.

Regarding Hunter, you know my take on that. The guy is happier with his pet project in Canada. He won't be here next season.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: k6bKb ()
Date: February 23, 2012 05:31PM

Caps Jihadist Wrote:
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> Boudreau's record with the Ducks since he was
> hired December 1st? 18-12-1
>
> Hunter's record with the Caps since he was hired
> November 28th? 17-16-2


Boudreau's teams level of Talent? Crap-tacular!

Hunter's teams level of Talent? Supposedly AWESOME!

Doesnt mask the fact Boudreau's got more out of a craptacular team than hunter got out of an allegedly super talented team.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Caps Jihadist ()
Date: February 23, 2012 05:39PM

k6bKb Wrote:
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> Caps Jihadist Wrote:
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> > Boudreau's record with the Ducks since he was
> > hired December 1st? 18-12-1
> >
> > Hunter's record with the Caps since he was
> hired
> > November 28th? 17-16-2
>
>
> Boudreau's teams level of Talent? Crap-tacular!
>
> Hunter's teams level of Talent? Supposedly
> AWESOME!
>
> Doesnt mask the fact Boudreau's got more out of a
> craptacular team than hunter got out of an
> allegedly super talented team.

Yeah...I wasn't taking sides either way. I was just stating the facts and then standing back to watch the world burn for awhile...

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Date: February 23, 2012 06:29PM

I think Boudreau is becoming the Marty Schottenheimer of hockey. He's a great regular season coach, but can't do shit in the playoffs.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: eUKwJ ()
Date: February 23, 2012 08:40PM

question is how many unrestricted free agents are going at the trade deadline? I say ALL OF THEM. Restricted/Unrestricted Free agent FIRE SALE FOR THE CAPS. Oh and Address the FRICKEN goalie situation in the off season. Tomas "swiss cheese" VOKOUN can get outta town on the next thing SMOKING for all I care!

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Date: February 23, 2012 10:43PM

They haven't had a solid goalie since Ollie. Of course, when your Defensemen suck, it doesn't help.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: More Complete ()
Date: February 24, 2012 03:28PM

The Caps should call up Rechlitz and DJ King, tell the two of them plus Hendricks to go after Bourque all night tonight. If I'm on the caps, I'm waiting for him outside the visitor's locker room after the game too. One of the cheapest hits I've seen. Backstrom still has blurred vision.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: February 24, 2012 03:40PM

They need to win to stay in the hunt. How did Winnpeg sneak into first? The only reason they're even in the hunt is because of the win streak they had at the begining of the season.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Gonads & Strife ()
Date: February 24, 2012 04:22PM

here is a little something i put together for my fellow caps fans to cheer us all up ahead of tonights game

file.php?40,file=53257,filename=pauladee



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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: NKMvW ()
Date: February 24, 2012 05:10PM

the rest of the season all the games are must wins. Is Ovechkin playing? if not He should Captain UP and get in the game. Regardless of injury that ROOSKIE needs to lead from the front and show the Caps what ROOSKIES are made of. Yeah a bounty should be placed on Bourque's head. It should be like OLD TIME HOCKEY. EDDIE SHORE! GET THE HANSON BROTHERS ON THE ICE AND TAKE HIS HEAD OFF!. RELEASE THE MCRACKEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OGIE OGLETHORPE!

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: More Complete ()
Date: February 24, 2012 06:45PM

Ovie is playing. Neuvy in net. Knuble a healthy scratch.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: February 24, 2012 06:57PM

I like where this line up is going...

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: More Complete ()
Date: February 24, 2012 07:04PM

Apparently there is a lot of interest in Knuble, I imagine the Caps are trying to keep him healthy. Should be good game for Green back at home for the first time in forever. No telling how Ovi is but I doubt he's 100%. What's been lost in the whole fiasco is how well Semin has been playing under Hunter. His penalties are way down and he's playing like he actually gives a crap.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: More Complete ()
Date: February 24, 2012 08:43PM

Caps lead 0-3. Are they far enough ahead to take a game misconduct for decapitating Borque yet?

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: February 24, 2012 08:54PM

They need to be up 5-0 before doing that.

Knuble has been great as a Cap but I think its time for him to go. He's 39, goal production is non existent and his +- is terrible. If he is a "locker room guy " it's not very evident.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Gonads & Strife ()
Date: February 24, 2012 09:09PM

fuckin' a, guys.....you've been sucking too much lately to let a 3 goal lead put you on your heels for 20 minutes

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: February 24, 2012 09:13PM

Fear not G&S I hear the Goats war cry in the distance and he will rally them to victory!

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: More Complete ()
Date: February 24, 2012 09:16PM

Kunble seems to have lost a step. I like him as a gritty player who gets in front of the net, we needed a guy like that when we picked him up but his career is coming to an end.

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The caps are schitzo!



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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Gonads & Strife ()
Date: February 24, 2012 09:22PM

Hay Zeus Wrote:
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> Fear not G&S I hear the Goats war cry in the
> distance and he will rally them to victory!


In Goat We Trust

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: More Complete ()
Date: February 24, 2012 09:40PM

4-1 Caps win. I love empty net goals. They need to take this confidence into Canada tomorrow night and get a win or it will be a wash as far as the standings.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: February 24, 2012 09:44PM

Bring the Goat

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: More Complete ()
Date: February 24, 2012 09:49PM

They should ride Neuvy as long as they can. He saved a few tonight that would have been in on Vokoun.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: More Complete ()
Date: February 26, 2012 12:17AM

Nice win on the road.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: More Complete ()
Date: February 27, 2012 11:35AM

Trade deadline at 3 PM today. Should be interesting.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Gonads & Strife ()
Date: February 27, 2012 11:41AM

More Complete Wrote:
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> Trade deadline at 3 PM today. Should be
> interesting.


Can't wait for all those goddamn texts from Caps Alert to start blowing up my phone today with news of trades and acquisitions

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: February 27, 2012 11:44AM

They placed Backstrom on long term Injured reserve, i guess that means he's done the season and opens up more cap room.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: February 27, 2012 02:29PM

30min to go and nothing

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: More Complete ()
Date: February 27, 2012 02:39PM

Hay Zeus Wrote:
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> 30min to go and nothing

Yes, very quiet. Seems like this time last year more was going on, not just with the Caps but league wide. I figured Hamrlik or Knuble would have been shipped out by now. Maybe lots of moves will be made right AT the deadline. I can't see GMGM just staying put.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: More Complete ()
Date: February 27, 2012 03:38PM

No moves. GMGM should be fired on the spot.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: February 27, 2012 03:41PM

doesnt mean he wasn't trying. Frankly Hamrlik and Knuble at this point in their careers don't have much value.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Gonads & Strife ()
Date: February 27, 2012 03:45PM

ownership is ok, but no moves by GMGM when the caps are underperforming the way the have been earns a vote of no confidence in my book...

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Oh well ()
Date: February 27, 2012 04:09PM

I can't say I'm really all that surprised. I can't imagine what changes the Caps could have made to make themselves a true contender this year, or what changes the Caps could have made without waving the "we give up" flag.

The truth is that there wasn't a whole lot the team could do. Who knows what McPhee's status is now. After trumpeting for a coaching change and not seeing results, I'm not so sure firing McPhee now will have any results either. It's not like there's another double-secret trade deadline coming up that he can screw up. Stand pat for the rest of the year and fire him in the off-season. Otherwise management is just sending the players a message saying "We have absolutely no faith in you guys and this fool didn't do anything to make you better!" Even if that's the overall impression, you have to keep wearing a happy face when you're only one point out of the playoffs!

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: More Complete ()
Date: February 28, 2012 06:38PM

Good assessment, “oh well.” I just could have sworn they would add depth at center with Backstrom out.

Including tonight, 20 games remain. 11 of them are at home. Probably the two toughest home games will be the two after tonight against the Devils and the Flyers.

Other than that all the other home games are either with Divisional teams or teams below in standings/points.

Remaining road games are an entirely different story. Winning home games will be a must for this team in order to make the playoffs.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: February 28, 2012 06:54PM

@ morecomplete

Did you ever play hockey?

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Mr Missouri ()
Date: February 28, 2012 07:21PM

1-0. Islanders have owned Caps this year. They lose this one.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Gonads & Strife ()
Date: February 28, 2012 07:52PM

Good thing GMGM made some sales and acquisitions in order to get this team going!

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: February 28, 2012 08:29PM

It looks like they are shooting with their eyes closed. One wind up after another missing the net.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Gonads & Strife ()
Date: February 28, 2012 09:32PM

w000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000t!!

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: More Complete ()
Date: February 29, 2012 10:03AM

Hay Zeus Wrote:
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> @ morecomplete
>
> Did you ever play hockey?

Nah. I’m American, I played football. ;-) Wish I had but I didn’t even start paying attention to hockey until I was a teenager. Had a few buddies who played. Have to credit one of my Canadian friends for turning me into a fan.

Mr Missouri Wrote:
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> 1-0. Islanders have owned Caps this year. They
> lose this one.

People who left at the start of the 3rd thought the same thing. They missed out. 70% of the time, you would be right though.

Hay Zeus Wrote:
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> It looks like they are shooting with their eyes
> closed. One wind up after another missing the net.

Agree. For most of the game they were outshooting the Islanders but not many of the shots were any good. The two they got to tie it up were with guys standing in front of the net. Go figure!

Exciting game. Glad I stayed tuned for the last 5 minutes.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: March 02, 2012 03:19PM

Lets Go CAPS!!!



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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: More Complete ()
Date: March 02, 2012 04:56PM

Awesome. LGC! RTR!

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Awful awful awful ()
Date: March 02, 2012 09:21PM

Hay Zeus Wrote:
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> So i'll be at the game and will make sure those
> hosiers skate hard tonight.

How did that work out for you?

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: TTw7v ()
Date: March 02, 2012 10:09PM

What. THE. FUCK!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: March 02, 2012 10:48PM

Awful awful awful Wrote:
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> Hay Zeus Wrote:
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> > So i'll be at the game and will make sure those
> > hosiers skate hard tonight.
>
> How did that work out for you?

I....don't know what you're talking about.....i never said that.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Caps Jihadist ()
Date: March 03, 2012 03:43PM

Does anyone need anymore convincing? Well, if you do...I saw a Titleist rep fitting some Caps players for new clubs...

23 shots and no goals. That sounds about right...I know when I've had 23 shots, I often don't have any goals either.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Stick a fork in it... ()
Date: March 06, 2012 09:25PM

Well, at least the Caps scored twice tonight... then they left to go party or something. Canes are up 3 to 2 now with little hope of the team actually turning it around...

At the start of the season I was ready to see the Caps make it into the playoffs, but not be so high up; I wanted to see them really earn it. With the way they've played this year, it's obvious they want it given to them or don't want it at all. Wow, how ridiculous...

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: March 09, 2012 08:15AM

For some reason i decided to turn game on with about 5 min left in the 3rd. Fortunately that was all that was worth watching.

1) Got to see Marcus tie it up with a sweet 5 hole shot
2) Watch Vokoun wander around behind the net, get tripped up and almost blow it with 90 seconds left
3) See Ovie put it away as he should

With a Panthers loss last night the Cap are 2 points out of first place.


Maybe its the caffeine talking but i think there is still hope of a playoff berth.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Gonads & Strife ()
Date: March 09, 2012 08:28AM

motherfucking vokoun... the only reason he didn't blow the game last night is because the caps kept the bolts in their defensive zone for the majority of the 3rd period and OT.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: March 09, 2012 08:53AM

Gonads & Strife Wrote:
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> motherfucking vokoun... the only reason he didn't
> blow the game last night is because the caps kept
> the bolts in their defensive zone for the majority
> of the 3rd period and OT.

He is basically to the Caps what Rex Grossman is to the skins. He shows flashes of greatness in one play only to be followed by complete ineptness the next.

Resulting in a palm face to my forehead.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Gonads & Strife ()
Date: March 09, 2012 10:22AM

So true...Rex will call time outs back-to-back, throw to wide open defenders with no receiver in sight, fumble snaps, then throw a 60 yard bomb down the sideline. Unfortunately I could do all those things too. If the caps want a large object in front of their net flopping around and giving the other team multiple open net shots they should just put a live game fish on the ice with a 29 sticker on it.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: uvwXE ()
Date: March 09, 2012 10:12PM

Mike Green Suspended three games. just when we need all hands on deck and all pistons firing this happens. BIG ROAD trip coming. Tomorrow's game against the Bruins at 1 is a crucial game and he goes and gets tossed for 3? WOOF. I dont like their chances here. The Panthers lost a shoot out to Penguins so thats one point making them three points ahead of Caps for first place in the south-least division. Chances are the Jets lose to Flames tonight. That would be ideal if they stay down a game from the caps. This is just NOT LOOKING GOOD. Oh and I watched that game against the Bolts. Vokoun was the only thing keeping them IN THE DAMN game at times. That stop on the wrap around then stopped again on the wrap from the other side seconds later? DAAAAAAAAMN. DUDE CAN PLAY!

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Caps Jihadist ()
Date: March 09, 2012 10:31PM

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=621367

Here's the link to the hit and Shanny's explanation...

That's a tough call for Dynamo Washington to take right now as was mentioned above but, it's the right call and frankly, the team should consider itself fortunate that it's only 3 games...

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: March 11, 2012 09:29AM

Epic Win last night!

If they win again today and the Panthers lose to the Hurricans they're back on top of the division by 1 point.

As exciting as that seems however, recent history proves they often lay and egg after a big win so....here we are.

For the all the talk about Mike Green being so great D, I really don't see a difference in play with or without him. They should shit can him after the season.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/11/2012 09:29AM by Hay Zeus.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: FEK3T ()
Date: March 11, 2012 07:44PM

WINNERS! LEAFS DOWN! now all they have to do is pile on the wins and beat the Islanders and the Jets. ESPECIALLY the jets and gets some distance in the standings!

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Caps Jihadist ()
Date: March 11, 2012 11:00PM

FEK3T Wrote:
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> WINNERS! LEAFS DOWN! now all they have to do is
> pile on the wins and beat the Islanders and the
> Jets. ESPECIALLY the jets and gets some distance
> in the standings!

Yay! Then they can play NYR in the first round! You know...the second best team in the league right now...God luv ya for your optimism.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: March 12, 2012 12:08AM

Caps Jihadist Wrote:
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>
> Yay! Then they can play NYR in the first round!
> You know...the second best team in the league
> right now...God luv ya for your optimism.

Whatever i'll take all the extra hockey i can get to stay off the doldrums of summer sports.

How many times have the Caps as the #1 seed get bounced in the first round?

You should know as well as anyone else that unlike the other major national sports league ANYTHING can happen in the NHL playoffs which is why hockey is much more interesting.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: ferfux ()
Date: March 12, 2012 11:45AM

8th seed team upset 1st seed teams all the time. Seeing has 16 teams in the NHL get into the playoffs and 14 teams dont.. WOOF thats more than half the fricken league! Come on now! look at the differential for the South East Div... ALL NEGATIVE vs the rest of the playoff contenders....Jeez man....

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: More Complete ()
Date: March 12, 2012 03:12PM

The Caps have shown the will to turn it around and if they keep it up, the playoffs will be waiting. Seems to me it started in that 3rd period against the Lightning and they haven't let up since. Apparently, Dale Hunter started yelling at them. Probably something he should have done from the start. The PP has looked night and day the past two games.

That said, Green's suspension is deserved, it was an illegal hit. The last 5/11 games they have won have been against bad teams, with the exception of Boston. They have to keep the pedal to the floor.

I was holding out hope but I’m starting to think Backstrom will not be back at all this season, even if they make the playoffs.:(

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: March 12, 2012 03:28PM

They should've traded Greene before the deadline, I don't see what he brings to the table.

He's hurt a lot and now suspended, the few games he was playing in between that, the team did not look decisively better as the analyst would want us to believe.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: ferfux ()
Date: March 12, 2012 04:04PM

More Complete Wrote:
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> The Caps have shown the will to turn it around and
> if they keep it up, the playoffs will be waiting.
> Seems to me it started in that 3rd period against
> the Lightning and they haven't let up since.
> Apparently, Dale Hunter started yelling at them.
> Probably something he should have done from the
> start. The PP has looked night and day the past
> two games.
>
> That said, Green's suspension is deserved, it was
> an illegal hit. The last 5/11 games they have won
> have been against bad teams, with the exception of
> Boston. They have to keep the pedal to the floor.
>
>
> I was holding out hope but I’m starting to think
> Backstrom will not be back at all this season,
> even if they make the playoffs.:(

Backstrom cant play even if healthy. he was placed on IR and is uneligable till the playoffs start. But who knows. Last I read he was in Sweden seeing a specialists about concussions and migraines. Boston was in a mini slump at home so the Caps caught a good team at a bad time (for Boston) Also the Islanders have OWNED the Caps this year for whatever reason. Although they are on a hot streak lately the hot streaks last three games then go south again. Im hoping it continues but who knows. Hell even Semin has been chipping in lately with Goals and assists. He is making up for Ovi disapearing again.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Caps Jihadist ()
Date: March 12, 2012 05:01PM

Hay Zeus Wrote:
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> Caps Jihadist Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> >
> > Yay! Then they can play NYR in the first round!
> > You know...the second best team in the league
> > right now...God luv ya for your optimism.
>
> Whatever i'll take all the extra hockey i can get
> to stay off the doldrums of summer sports.
>
> How many times have the Caps as the #1 seed get
> bounced in the first round?
>
> You should know as well as anyone else that unlike
> the other major national sports league ANYTHING
> can happen in the NHL playoffs which is why hockey
> is much more interesting.

No, I hear you Zeusy...and again, no one would cheer more loudly and proudly than me if they did the Cup from the 8th seed. And yet, while the Caps have been bounced repeatedly as the #1 seed they are not known for being #1 seed killers.

GMGM pointed out the other day that with the team they dressed in game 1, that roster is 8-0. As we know, getting THAT roster on the ice more has been a problem.

I hope they do it. I do. I really do. But, this team has shown repeatedly in the Ovechkin-era and beyond that when they need to turn up the wick, they can't do it. Perhaps since Dale Hunter lived through his share of that he can find a way or the words to get these men to move their feet, shoot the puck on net, stuff in rebounds, avoid stupid penalties and bring a big bag of knuckles to the front of their own net. And I certainly think the odds are against them doing it after the regular season they've had. They will have the advantage of no national pressure as an 8th seed.

As for summer sports...I like Formula1, the PGA and this year we'll have the London Olympics. Hay Zeus, I'm expecting daily analysis from you on the Modern Pentathlon, Team Pursuit results from the velodrome and cleavage quotient from Bikini Volleyball matches.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: March 12, 2012 05:37PM

My wheelhouse in the summer Olympic is Competitive Power Walking as I have been walking since i was 1 and walk everywhere i can.


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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: ferfux ()
Date: March 12, 2012 06:11PM

beach volley ball chicks have no boobs and no butt. Truth.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: More Complete ()
Date: March 13, 2012 11:59AM

Hay Zeus Wrote:
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> They should've traded Greene before the deadline,
> I don't see what he brings to the table.
>
> He's hurt a lot and now suspended, the few games
> he was playing in between that, the team did not
> look decisively better as the analyst would want
> us to believe.

He is made of glass, that’s true but when he’s 100% he brings a lot to the team. Just look at his TOI numbers and you get an idea of what the coaches think of him. He’s been rusty since he’s been back but one thing he does really well is make a good first pass to start the offense and clear their zone, this should not be underestimated. It will be nice if they make the playoffs and he hits his stride, unlike years past where he becomes invisible.


ferfux Wrote:
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> Backstrom cant play even if healthy. he was
> placed on IR and is uneligable till the playoffs
> start. But who knows. Last I read he was in
> Sweden seeing a specialists about concussions and
> migraines. Boston was in a mini slump at home so
> the Caps caught a good team at a bad time (for
> Boston) Also the Islanders have OWNED the Caps
> this year for whatever reason. Although they are
> on a hot streak lately the hot streaks last three
> games then go south again. Im hoping it continues
> but who knows. Hell even Semin has been chipping
> in lately with Goals and assists. He is making up
> for Ovi disapearing again.

I have lost all hope of Niki playing this season (when/if they make the playoffs). I’ve been singing Semin’s praises for a while now, he has really improved under Hunter. His penalties are way down and he’s actually contributing instead of making bone headed mistakes. You’re right, it makes up for Ovi falling down to earth. Speaking of falling down, is it just me or does Ovi fall down like 5 times a game? It’s like he’s wearing someone else’s skates.

I agree about the Islanders and fully expect a Caps loss tonight. *reverse psychology ju-ju*

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: March 13, 2012 09:49PM

@ Morecomplete....your're reverse ju-ju or whatever the hell you call it, worked!

I don't believe it, they rally back from down 3 goals on the road to win in a shootout. A point is a point, though two would have been nice.

have to give Ovie credit, if he doesn't score in the last minute of the second period, that game is over.

After I saw Hunter put Hendricks out in the 4th shootout round, i knew it was over.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/13/2012 09:50PM by Hay Zeus.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: More Complete ()
Date: March 14, 2012 11:39AM

Ha ha! It did work! I'll have to try it every game from now on! lol!

Hendricks had a nice one there. I only caught the 3rd period but man, what a game! About time we did something against the Islanders. I'll take the point!

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Caps Jihadist ()
Date: March 14, 2012 02:57PM

Hay Zeus Wrote:
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> I don't believe it, they rally back from down 3
> goals on the road to win in a shootout. A point is
> a point, though two would have been nice.

Yeah but, Zeusy...I see this and I have the complete opposite reaction.

Why is the team taking the 27th best team in the league to overtime in order to squeeze out a point? When you play the 27th best team in the league...um yeah...you get 2 points from that game. I don't care if it's on the road or not.

Now Thursday they roll into Detroit....Detroit is the 4th best team in the league and they are the best team in the league at home having lost a whopping 4 games there. 1 point against Detroit would be acceptable.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: March 14, 2012 03:50PM

Its significant because i remember seeing stat during one of the games that the team who scores the first goal wins 80% of games.

Mental lapses happen to every team and I think the Caps are overrated anyways because their division sucks. They are the Seattle Seahawks of 2005-2007. Looking really good playing against crap teams in their division all season long.

If they were truly a rudderless team with no direction that game is over by end of the 2nd period. However they found a way to come back and the islanders owned the caps during the season. Sometimes teams just match up in weird ways.

One step at a time.

I rather see them going into detroit after a tough game hungry for a win then coming off an easy win.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: More Complete ()
Date: March 14, 2012 06:01PM

Hay Zeus Wrote:
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> If they were truly a rudderless team with no
> direction that game is over by end of the 2nd
> period. However they found a way to come back and
> the islanders owned the caps during the season.
> Sometimes teams just match up in weird ways.
>
> One step at a time.
>
> I rather see them going into detroit after a tough
> game hungry for a win then coming off an easy win.

Agree. The final 8 minutes were a good sign. Do you want to win the division? Prove it. Beat a worthless team in next 8 minutes.


Backstom was back on the ice todoy, Maybe he'll come around after all.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: ferfux ()
Date: March 14, 2012 06:12PM

Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom skates, says he’s ‘improving a lot’ (updated)
By Tarik El-Bashir

Update, 1:20 p.m.: Backstrom spoke with the Capitals’ Mike Vogel after he skated.

“I’m improving a lot and I don’t have the same feeling I had when I first got the hit,” Backstrom said, adding that the improvement of his concussion symptoms feels like “day and night.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capitals-insider/post/capitals-nicklas-backstrom-skates/2012/03/14/gIQAnBOxBS_blog.html

Still not allowed to play before playoffs. Caps best player OUT till then.

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Re: Official 2011 Capitals Thread - Dale Hunter Era
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: March 14, 2012 07:58PM

Speaking of head injuries. Crosby is skating tomorrow night, reportedly on the 3rd line.

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