Discussion in 'Washington Capitals' started by hockeykicker, Mar 29, 2018.
caps have officially clinched so we can talk about first round matchups
Panthers. They're the easiest matchup IMO.
Give me the lil' debbies. We'd pummel them out of the playoffs. Half their team would be on IR by the time the series was over.
Flyers. Questionable tending and we still owe them from 2008 ('16 doesn't count since they won 2 of those games).
I would've voted for the Isles or the Rags if they were on the ballot.
Edit: Of the more likely opponents, I would not want the Cats. They're on a roll, and too much of an unknown.
I want to play four teams in a row who we wind up beating...don’t greatly care what their sweaters say.
Pens. It’s time
Don’t care. Bring ‘em on.
I'd rather play a Flordia or someone. I generally don't wanna play a struggling team and then limp our way to a potential victory. I wanna go down, or win, against someone playing at their best and rolling.
nah. no need to do that. flyers. damaged goaltending. slumping. jacket beat the pens. caps get the jackets. best scenario for a clean 2nd round with as little of the monkey as possible
It’s not going to happen unless it goes thru Pittsburgh. We all know it.
I would prefer NJD, but Flyers have their destiny in their own hands for that wc1 spot.
BOS, NYI, CAR and NYR (flyers)
NYI, MTL, NYR, TOR and WSH (devils)
Caps could be that team who can choose their opponent on the last day.
Normally PHI lose to BOS and NJD wins against NYI => Flyers have 1 more point but 1 more game
then Flyers and Devils take 6 points each against non playoff teams and unmotivated Toronto.
So then if the Caps lose to NJD, devils will jump the flyers for the wc1 spot. And will face the Caps in round 1.
Let Pens and Flyers go at each other in a hopefully long series so if we make it to the seconds, Pens would be atleast a bit worn.
Jackets, Devils and Panthers are all on the same line for me.
We can beat anyone. We can also lose to anyone. Just dont lose to Pens in a second round, pleaaaaase.
so...if CBJ takes out the Pens the Caps lose too?
Penguins and it's not even close.
Just get that **** over with right away I say.
CBus on their very best days ever will not beat the Pens in the playoffs.
Pens are in Bobs head, just as they are in the Caps heads.
As the guy in a movie once said:
"You know why the Yankees always win, Frank?
'Cause they have Mickey Mantle?
No, it's 'cause the other teams can't stop staring at those damn pinstripes."
So...this thing above doesn't apply to the Caps as well? Pens need only make the playoffs to make the ECF because the teams they will play have already lost to them
Doesn't matter who they play.
Think what you want but the Pens will cut through anyone in the east that isn't the Bruins (and they win that series in seven).
The Pens haven't been as good this season but they still have three scorers in the top ten and a rested goalie. Malkin/Crosby are better than anything another team can throw out there up the middle, teams only have one top defender pair, and even a team like Nashville with two top pairs got destroyed by the Pens. And you better not put them on the PP or the game is over.
The Pens are gonna finish top three in the Metro without even trying this season.
every little thing matters with the Capitals. that's like saying that the team history of playoff chokes and flame outs has no effect on them.
Which team is least likely to thug it up and injure our stars? Choose them. Kadri's hit on Ovechkin during the 1st round last year may have sealed our fate.
Well....I guess its ok. My life gets pretty busy this time of year and knowing ahead of time the Caps are doomed because they must play the Penguins and cant beat them if they do, makes it easier to plan. So....whats next?
The rematch Final between the Pens/Preds?
Under this criteria I’d say:
1. New Jersey (don’t seem physical at all)
2. Pittsburgh (not physical but watch your fingers)
3. Florida (they have the most fighting majors IIRC)
4. Columbus (tend to goon it up)
5. Philadelphia (not as bad as in the past but they still have Gudas)