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  1. g00n

    g00n "We're not going to be [email protected]#&ing suck this year"

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  2. Eazy for Kuzy

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    Yeah, there's a good chance our season ends in the first round swept by Tampa.
     
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    calicapsfan NFA

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    Wouldn't this be "Part the 1st"?
     
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    ovikovy817 Registered User

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    The outfit of the singer in Sweden(Colorado Ottawa game) is a must see :) haha
     
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    So other teams can beat us (the team that looks really good in regular season) but we can't beat the really good teams when the roles are switched?
     
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    calicapsfan NFA

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    Historically? No. We can't.
     
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    Didn't we just do it to Boston few years ago? :)
     
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    calicapsfan NFA

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    Exception, meet rule. ;)
     
  9. g00n

    g00n "We're not going to be [email protected]#&ing suck this year"

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    Since the season already started and there was overlap from last season and this year, I just put it at 2nd. If that drives you nuts you can change it LOL ;)
     
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    calicapsfan NFA

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    I’ll survive.
     
  11. Eazy for Kuzy

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    Against the super strong teams, we usually we get a 3-1 series lead and then we choke it away. The Bruins upset is an exception.
     
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    but outside of the bruins/rangers season what series were we not the clear favorites? pitt isnt really one since they were basically equal
     
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    In 2015 against the Rangers. They had won the President's Trophy, we got a 3-1 lead in the series and were 100 seconds away from advancing to the ECF, until the Rangers tied it and won game 5 in OT. The rest is history.

    We usually finish at the top of the standings so we're rarely the underdog. Either way, I wouldn't count on us beating a top team like Tampa this year.
     
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    Tampa with Vasilevski in net doesn't sound scary at all. He has good stretches but most of the time he's a bottom-half starter in this league.

    I don't see this team beating the Penguins in a Playoff series again, though. Let's hope they somehow miss the Playoffs.
     
  15. Corby78

    Corby78 65 - 10 - 20

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    Playoff hockey is a different style then regular season. Hockey is streaky. Certain teams match up better against others. All that makes the seeding in the NHL much less relevant than say the NBA or NFL. If anyone should understand that it should be us. Home ice is nice, besides that who knows.
     
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    Hivemind We're Touched

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    Vasya is arguably the Vezina favorite right now.
     
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    I'm not worried about anyone except for the Pens. Although playing them as an underdog wouldn't be the worst thing in the world. Losing Bonino and Cullen has really weakened their bottom 6.

    That said, they are the team that owns us, so...yeah.
     
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    Ridley Simon Registered User Sponsor

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    I will be shocked if that lasts.
     
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    Hivemind We're Touched

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    I don't know if he ends up winning it, but I wouldn't be surprised at all to see him as a finalist. Good chance he leads the league in wins while carrying a solid GAA and sv%.
     
  20. CapitalsCupFantasy

    CapitalsCupFantasy It’s Go Time!!

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    That argument is a loss lol....
     
  21. Eazy for Kuzy

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    Vasilevskiy is a very good goalie. When Bishop went down with an injury in the series against the Penguins, he almost took the Lightning to the SCF again. Tampa missing the playoffs last year was a fluke.
     
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    CapitalsCupFantasy It’s Go Time!!

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    Sure he’s good, not disagreeing. If he wins the Vezina this year....I’ll feed Hivemind my hat. ;)
     
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    Coyotes certainly not taking any chances with their tanking. No regulation win in their first 20 games.
     
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    Dahlin is certainly praying to have another team to win the lottery than the coyotes.
     
  25. BiPolar Caps

    BiPolar Caps We're not gonna be #$%&ing suck this year!

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    Opting for Vrana in 2014 rather than Dylan Larkin, Oh boy! Larkin appears to now be the 2C on the Red Wings and had quite a game last night. Listening to XM on the way in this morning and they are making comparisons of him as a younger version of Toews.
     
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