League News: 2014 Off-season Around the League Thread

Discussion in 'Washington Capitals' started by fedfed, Apr 19, 2014.

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  1. fedfed @FedFedRMNB

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  2. KevinM Registered User

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    Big fan of Huge Specimen's career I assume...?
     
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    I am actually enjoying the caps being out of the playoffs right now. I am enjoying every game so much more, and have a broader rooting interest in teams than I normally do during our inevitable collapse
     
  5. PuckBuddy Green for Selke

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    Washington not playing does drastically alter one's emotional landscape. It's almost hard to keep the seething sense of disgustappointment that I'm increasingly equating with watching NHL ice hockey.

    Tracking the Penguins' playoff PP differential and the number of points that Eakin and Perrault score might help keep my gall bladder in shape over the long summer.
     
  6. Calicaps NFA

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    Yep. Most entertaining, least stressful/demoralizing post-season in years. Great hockey. No heartbreak.

    There you go, Ted. Your inept management has made Caps-free playoff hockey the more enjoyable option. Nice work.
     
  7. usiel Aegrescit medendo

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    It's so weird to see teams consistently provide proper support to each other on the forecheck.
     
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    Sounds dangerous. What would happen if Lucic cup-checked Phil Kessel's adamantium testicle with an unbreakable hockey stick? End of the universe as we know it.
     
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    That and its way cheaper on my wallet/liver/general well being. I think part of it might also be the new playoff seeding where basically every series is some sort of historical rivalry, and its enjoyable to watch good hockey.

    I wonder how much uncle Teddy's pocket is hurting from not having the playoff $$$, although the zards did make it
     
  11. CapitalsCupReality It’s Go Time!!

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    Hughe fan...
     
  12. SimplySensational Heard of Hough

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    $5k fine for what according to the rule book is absolutely a 5 minute major, that went uncalled.
     
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    Man, the Bruins and Wings looked very evenly matched last night. I have no idea how this will go. I was originally calling the Bruins, but not anymore.
     
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    It's also weird seeing the very cohesive defense of some teams. The Habs in particular.
     
  15. SimplySensational Heard of Hough

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    Seabrook brutal headshot on Backes...
     
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    Yep that has to be a couple of games at least.
     
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    Understand the penalty, but I mixed feelings when you see guys suddenly change their height and all of a sudden your saying it was to the head on purpose. I never played anywhere near the speed these guys are and I can tell you, its not easy hitting a moving target right where you want to. I also hate the only reason it was a penalty was because the blues started a scrum that stopped play and they reviewed it.
     
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    Columbus has no business being in the playoffs. They're terrible.

    Edit: holy ****, what a shot by Johansen.
     
  19. RandyHolt Keep truckin'

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    Many borderline bad teams eek in.

    I am now starting to think the only reason we made the playoffs the previous 2-3 vists was the South Least being as bad as it was.
     
  20. SimplySensational Heard of Hough

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    Bob isn't a big game goalie. Which is a problem for Columbus.
     
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    In 2013 it was obviously the reason why, i dont remember our 2012 record against the south least though.
     
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    Columbus is the anti-Caps: work their arses off every shift, don't concede an inch of ice, and keep your legs moving like pistons for your entire shift. It's pretty simple what they're doing - apparently way too simple for Oates and the Caps.

    Pittsburgh is having a very difficult time matching their work ethic.
     
  23. SimplySensational Heard of Hough

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    Awful call on Comeau, puck was 2 feet away in the corner from Oprik and he decked Orpik.

    All damn game long you will see players do the same exact thing and then hold the player to the boards while their teammate gets the puck, but of course its against CreePierres precious Penguins so its interference.
     
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    It is garbage like that that makes me happy that I finally pulled the pin on my 16 years of season tickets for the Caps and this 3rd rate league.

    If that is how the league views that kind of krap anyone not purposely trying to hurt their opponent behind the play doesn't want to win enough.

    $5K are you kidding me? You could do that once a game and it would only cost you $410k over a season and I bet half the time the guy doesn't come back that game.

    This krap makes me hate this league...
     
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    And yet their PP apparently is designed to never put anyone in position to easily get a decent shot off. Maybe it isn't all so simple afterall.

    I'm not in anyway defending Oates.
     
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