Series Discussion: (M1) Washington Capitals vs (WC1) Columbus Blue Jackets

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Who will win?

  1. Capitals in 4

    3.8%
  2. Capitals in 5

    21.5%
  3. Capitals in 6

    35.4%
  4. Capitals in 7

    12.3%
  5. Jackets in 4

    4.6%
  6. Jackets in 5

    2.3%
  7. Jackets in 6

    13.8%
  8. Jackets in 7

    6.2%
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  1. hockeykicker

    hockeykicker Moderator

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    official schedule now

    Washington Capitals (M1) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (WC1)

    Thursday, April 12, 7:30pm:
    Blue Jackets @ Capitals
    Sunday, April 15, 7:30pm: Blue Jackets @ Capitals
    Tuesday, April 17, 7:30pm: Capitals @ Blue Jackets
    Thursday, April 19, 7:30pm: Capitals @ Blue Jackets
    *Saturday, April 21, TBD: Blue Jackets @ Capitals
    *Monday, April 23, TBD: Capitals @ Blue Jackets
    *Wednesday, April 25, TBD: Blue Jackets @ Capitals

    Regular season head to head:
    Sat Dec 2nd (home): 4-3 caps win
    Tues Feb 6th (away): 3-2 caps win
    Fri Feb 9th (home): 4-2 caps win
    Mon Feb 26th (away): 5-1 jackets win

    Jackets stats (through 81 games)
     
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  2. Bananas

    Bananas ****

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    I’m the first vote baby.

    Caps in 6...gulp.
     
  3. Eazy for Kuzy

    Eazy for Kuzy Moderator

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    Caps in 6. We're better than them, no reason to lose this series.
     
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  4. Corby78

    Corby78 65 - 10 - 20

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    I voted caps in 6, but I’m sure it will be decided in a game seven because well caps...
     
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    Carlzner Registered User

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    Avatar theme should have just been pictures of Willy trucking someone on the team of whoever we're playing each round
     
  6. bur and 666 others

    bur and 666 others Registered User

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    Columbus tanked for us - hope this will fire our guys. Voted the caps in 6!
     
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    calicapsfan NFA

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    Caps in 5. What the hell?
     
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    Really hot team. Nervous
     
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    IF they solve their goalie, that should be easy series for Caps. If not, we need more luck to win it.
     
  10. Bladerunner

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    If we get any version of playoff Bob, Caps should win in < 7.

    If we get reg season Bob it will be a struggle, but Caps could still win it if Grubi or Holts plays well.
    GO CAPS !
     
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  11. hockeykicker

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    If your not nervous, something is wrong lol thats what makes the Stanley cup playoffs so epic
     
  12. Corby78

    Corby78 65 - 10 - 20

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    I tell you what, id hate to be trotz right now. Picking the starting goalie could go either way, and if he gets it wrong he loses his job...
     
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    From an unbiased point of view I think Caps/Jackets and Pens/Flyers makes for better hockey to watch.

    I picked Caps in 6.
     
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    Holts has played 4 games against the Jackets this year. 2 outstanding games, one average game, and one awful game where he gave up 4 goals on 20 shots and was pulled. Grubauer has only faced the Jackets in relief that one time and posted a 1.000 save percentage.

    I think you go Gruby here but Holtby hasn't been bad against them.
     
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    Everyone here wants him gone anyway.
     
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    I'd go with Holtby but on a short leash.
     
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    The good news is that Columbus has ranked in the bottom 6 power play percentage all season, less than 16%, the bad news is that they've made it this far based on even strength play, something that matters come playoff time when the refs put away the whistle. Torts will have his team working hard, forechecking and taking away scoring chances, blocking shots and finishing checks. Transition and puck movement works in Caps favor, getting frustrated works in theirs. Caps in 6.
     
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  18. CapitalsCupFantasy

    CapitalsCupFantasy It’s Go Time!!

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    Oh come on...
     
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    everyone?
     
  20. AtNightWeFly

    AtNightWeFly You better run.

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    This series is quite refreshing actually. Last year's vs TML was too.
    It sucks seeing the same teams all the time!
     
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    According to the poll I think it was 78% when I last looked. You know exactly where I am going. There are a lot of Trotz haters here. No matter how the team plays a lot of fans here want to burn him at the stake. We could win the cup and guys would still be asking for his head.
     
  22. Sam Spade

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    Anyone that thinks Holtby won't be in net and DSP and Chaisson won't be in the lineup game one is delusional.

    Make me look like an idiot Barry, please.
     
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    AtNightWeFly You better run.

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    I won't be surprised either. The man is scared to death of anything new a.k.a risky. Safety first and last. :nod:
     
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    Ironically, it was John Torterella who's mantra was "Safe is death". So much so that he had it posted above the door in the locker room.
     
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    I want him to win a Cup, unfortunately he is not forward thinking enough to do what needs to be done and he will ride or die with his lineup game in and game out regardless of the result.
     
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