Coronavirus and the Washington Capitals

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  1. SpinningEdge Registered User

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    Mod edit: This is a hockey forum. Obviously this is a topic that transcends the sport, so we are allowing a thread on it, but site rules still apply. Politics, personal attacks or insults, conspiracy theories, posting inappropriate comments, etc are still prohibited against sites rules and will be dealt with accordingly. If you cross the line you'll get banned from the thread.

    NBA today suspended their entire season.

    wonder if nhl follows suit?

    also, as a season ticket holder I wonder what is going on. No updates at all besides the city recommended no gatherings over 1,000 people - but that’s likely to change soon/any day.

    Very tough situation. Sucks.

    I feel like this is such a big deal in Caps/sports now that this (unfortunately) deserves its own thread
     
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    24 team playoff is maybe the worst I’ve heard
     
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    Listening to LeBrun yesterday the 24 team scenario probably isn't what they will choose. Its a process I understand though. They have 7 teams that are out and makes no sense to force them to return to playout the string. That leaves 24. Among the 24 you have teams that have sold off quality players at the trade deadline assuming they were out. Its unlikely the league will force those teams to return, train, and then have no chance to advance.

    I think we end up with a standard 16 team playoffs based on point percentage with playoff series played in no travel required neutral sights.
     
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    Probably fine. I did some calcs and there would be only one standings change of any significance if the current points % were maintained through the maximum games already played (71).

    The Flames would jump over the Preds for WC1 and Nashville would slide one spot to WC2, by about half a point.

    This seems more equitable than letting teams with fewer games played have a chance to change their overall fortune from the rest of the year with an outlier winning % for just a few games, after such a big layoff. The existing points % is probably the best assessment of who these teams have been, and would likely be if everyone had 71 games played before the season stopped.
     
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    Well...then you get the other reality. The crappy teams aren't playing. So, if your one game to upgrade your situation was supposed to be against Ottawa and because they aren't playing they get a good playoff team, how's that workout?
     
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    Pretty solid UFC event without the crowd, albeit weird at times how quiet and audible the corners were.

    Should the NHL return it'll be interesting how much bench banter is heard or featured. If it were me I'd feature ALL of the chirping.
     
  7. CapitalsCupReality It’s Go Time!!

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    best part is actually hearing the communication....loved it in European soccer. Cursing going to be interesting lol...
     
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    Oh geez. Tom Wilson suspended 5 games for chirping violations. I can see it now.
     
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  9. AtNightWeFly You better run.

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    Seeing as how this epic flu isn't going away anytime soon, I say start back up. Life must go on. I see more and more people out and about without masks like they're over it. I only wear a mask to Shoprite (otherwise they won't let me in) and I live 40 minutes outside NYC. Are we really expected to sit at home all summer long? Experts are saying the virus will linger till autumn if not winter. People need to f***ing work!


    Start with how it was left. And the draft based on the same positioning. If people want go watch, let them. The one's that are afraid won't go anyways. I bet you it won't be packed to the max but it'll be close. The no-audience thing can work too, I guess. It'll be weird tho.

    *End of late night rant*
     
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    Outside of essential services, people don’t really need to go back to work. We have plenty of money as a nation to get through this without forcing people back to work early. Politicians will have you believe that we “need to get back to work” but that’s only because the ultra-wealthy want poor people to go back to work so that they can continue to line their pockets.

    Opening arenas to the public means you need to employ staff: ushers, security, concessions, janitors, etc. Is it really worth it to put these people at risk just so rabid sports fans can get their fix? There will be a point where the rewards outweigh the risks (as with other illnesses like the flu, common cold, etc.) but we are nowhere near that with the coronavirus. Until we are, large gatherings absolutely need to be forbidden.

    The question regarding going out during the pandemic isn’t “are you willing to die?” it’s “are you willing to kill others?”
     
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    When did Leon Trotsky join our board...?
     
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    I heard a familiar sound this morning. The lawnmower crew is back! :pickle:
    First time this season. And first time they didn't annoy me.
     
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    What's the approximate date of return for the NHL? What are the latest news?
     
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    Whatever it is, not soon enough. Do not care what format/amount of teams/whatever. Just want to watch (and play) hockey again.
     
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    I think anything that might be projected is unreliable.
     
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    Treliving did an interview this week and said he thinks a preliminary plan gets announced as early as next week.

    I saw the Gudas quotes and I don't believe everyone shares the same viewpoints that he does. He's an UFA who had his playing time reduced and he basically said he's already moving on so in his mind he's probably checked out and looking forward to a new contract.

    Plus, the NBA seems to definitely be on track to come back. Mark Cuban was on the Pardon My Take podcast this week and he seems to think the NBA season will finish with some regular season games played (so players can get back into game shape) and everything will take place at one location like Vegas. Seems that the biggest hurdle is lack of testing available. NBA seems to want to start their 2020-2021 season on Christmas Day.

    Flames GM thinks NHL’s return-to-play plan could be announced next week
     
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    I don't think Gudas point of view is the majority, but it doesn't have to be. These guys aren't grocery store check out people. A majority of them do not need a paycheck anytime in the foreseeable future. They have got to feel comfortable. I think there is a real question mark whether they can achieve that.
     
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    Radko can stay at home. I do wonder whether teams will allow certain players to do so if it's mutually agreed upon. No stars but if it's a vet depth player on an expiring contract I wonder...
     
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    If you follow Ovie on the social media. He’s definitely getting into shape
     
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    Based on the pool video I have to guess that Ov is in Florida. Small miracles
     
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    Yea....and if that veteran depth player, the sort you sent a 2nd and 3rd round pick off for at the trade deadline is needed in the playoffs after an injury, then what? If the Caps are going to go very far in the playoffs, they are going to need Gudas. They are going to need Dillon. What if both said, no thanks? They are hosed
     

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