Post-Game Talk: Capitals def. Canucks - 5-2 (Stecher, Baertschi)

Discussion in 'Vancouver Canucks' started by Zombotron, Oct 21, 2018.

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  1. Vancouver

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  2. Washington

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  3. Do the Capitals play in Washington State, or Washington, D.C.? I'm don't know, Jordan.

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  1. Zombotron

    Zombotron I mean, honestly.

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    The return leg of the homestand sees the defending Stanley Cup champions come in - and then we're going to Vegas.
     
  2. Katani Kalan

    Katani Kalan Registered User

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    I'm really confused as what to wish for. Beginning of season without a doubt I'm on Team Tank but these guys are surprising me. I'm still hoping we end up a lottery team and add another top 6'r but these kids look good and it's nice to see. The goal tending has been terrific and I know it will come back to earth but let's enjoy this while we can. This is definitely building the confidence of the kids as well !!
     
  3. Etteduag ot Reseob

    Etteduag ot Reseob Kesaj ot Drassarb

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    I think we will play a great game but Washington is a better team and will grind out a win 4-2 with BOTH our goals scored by Boeser
     
  4. iceburg

    iceburg Don't ask why

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    The way I look at it we should enjoy it while it lasts. The last two seasons the team has come out of the gate strong and ended up with relatively high lottery odds. The difference this year is we're watching the future emerge, which is very fun to watch.

    While I wouldn't be totally surprised if the youthful energy sustained this for longer than we expect, I think they will come down to earth by Christmas. EP will no doubt feel the effects of the NHL grind - he can't keep up this pace. The team likely won't stay as healthy as they are (even with the EP and JB injuries). If either of Edler or Tanev go down for any length of time (how likely is that?), the D-core will change shape very quickly.

    So, now you know why you must enjoy. Because winter is coming.
     
  5. PredsForPresidents

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    Idk man, its supposed to be a pretty mild winter this year...I'm always somewhat impressed at the start of the year, but we've been shutting teams' top lines every game and still scoring. I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel finally.
     
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  6. Literally

    Literally Better than you think

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    I just hope we talk about winter after every game no matter the result.
    Especially after wins.
    It helps keep perspective and keeps your entertainment value in check.
     
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    Hit the post Registered User

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    This will be a good measuring stick of where we are.
     
  8. Literally

    Literally Better than you think

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    Meh..
    Measuring stick games are reserved for after teams settle into nd establish what they are after 20-25 games.

    The good teams are all over the place currently... the caps just got taken to OT by the Panthers and rangers.. were blown out by the devils..

    Who knows what version shows up...

    But it will be a challenge for our PK... that's for sure.
     
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    iceburg Don't ask why

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    Oh, for sure. The light is definitely there because they're doing it with mostly the youth. And they have two legitimate shutdown lines. I've been impressed and a little surprised at how effective Granlund's line has been since Beagle went down. When Pettersson gets back they have two effective offensive lines and two effective defensive lines. But I don't think it realistic to expect this level of play for more than a third of the season. They might not be bottom three this year but I still expect them to be bottom 10. And that's fine for this transition year.
     
  10. rypper

    rypper EhlersPetterssonPastrnak

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    Washington takes it. It's getting to be about that time of year when tanev or Edler go down with a lengthy injury as well, which should put to bed any of this "better then we thought" or "playoffs?" Discussions.
     
  11. Literally

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    Well... they still have to go down first..
    They haven't yet.

    In the meanwhile, our shutdown players are settling into a groove of confidence and effectiveness.

    I'm thinking those injuries have to hit before we fall off the face of the earth..

    We will continue to lose games when we fail to score enough..or goalies falter... so the intrigue is on to see what happens the next game..

    Enjoy the entertainment value this team is providing while healthy... and (likely) gaining a huge boost in that department in Vegas.

    But thanks for reminding us injuries may occur in future games ..
     
  12. Pastor Of Muppetz

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    It will be interesting to see how the Canucks come out against the Capitals..Hopefully,the Canucks can sustain their game for the full 60 minutes (unlike the 3rd period against the Bruins where they were clearly out of gas).

    The team is fun to watch...predicting an OTL...which I would certainly take from the the SC champs.
     
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    I’m hoping foundational Sutter and crew can shut them down. Gonna be a close one.
     
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    Any updates on EP’s return?
     
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    8 - 7 Capitals

    eller (3) kuzy (2) carlson (1) djoos (1) holtby (1)
    boeser (6) beagle (1)
     
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    If Washington plays a remotely consistent game, our chances are...not great.

    Hoping for our best effort and a few goals.
     
  17. dim jim

    dim jim Passing the Torch

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    Remember when we destroyed the Caps last year and everyone was insanely optimistic about the year LMAO
     
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    Zombotron I mean, honestly.

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    where have you been for the last week
     
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  19. Literally

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    That took our record to 6-3-1..

    I would like to see 6-3 this year.

    Everyone should be cheering for it..

    Me.. because I like to see the Canucks win every game I watch for the entertainment value.
    Others.. because wins now dont matter anyway cause winter is coming, so might as well grumble through an entertaining gm. But will make sure to remind people what happened last couple yrs.. and of winter.
     
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    dim jim Passing the Torch

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    I don’t cheer for the Canucks to actively lose until they’re logically out of the playoff race.

    I’d be ecstatic if the team made the playoffs on the back of the kids this year.

    But I just don’t see it happening.
     
  21. Pastor Of Muppetz

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    Really liking Bennings moves of obtaining Schaller,Beagle,Roussel..(combined with Sutter,Granlund,Motte)..we would not have this winning record without them...I'm glad that that is where he spent the dough this off season (although term and $ are high),and allowed our young players in the top 6 to bloom....This was a good strategy,and will pay off.

    Having Chaput,Archibald,Gaunce,Megna in the bottom 6 seems like a distant bad dream.
     
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  22. dim jim

    dim jim Passing the Torch

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    ^ :facepalm: going to be great to look back on this in a few months, adding that post to my bookmarks.
     
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  23. Askel

    Askel By the way Benning should be fired.

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    Who acquired Megna and Chaput? Who re-signed Gaunce and Archibald.
     
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    dim jim Passing the Torch

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    It’s hiarious because Benning inherited one of the best bottom 6’s in the league that helped take the Canucks to the playoffs in his first year here.

    He not only let one of the lost productive 3rd lines in the league walk away for nothing he also lost assets in the process (Prust deal)
     
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    I dunno where this "this team is fun to watch" is coming from. All i've seen is protect the lead at all costs, even if we're leading after the 1st period, lol (As seen in the Penguins game)
     
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