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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  2. Langway Thoughts & Prayers

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    Dillon is not a depth player. Neither is Kovalchuk. I'm talking about rotational fourth-liners and scratches that may have some reservations, particularly Europeans whose families may be a continent away for a few months. Sure, Gudas is likely the seventh D and could be needed but if he's mainly sitting I don't know that he';; adjust to playoff pace very well. There were suggestions throughout the last month or two that he may not really be up to it so he's likely to be a fairly limited option if he does play. With them likely having Fehervary around along with at least one if not more other D options as black aces I just wonder. He's got experience on his side and they do love their grit but what if some players just don't want to come back? How would that be handled?

    A 24-team playoff format seems really f***ing weird.
     
  3. AlexBrovechkin8 Playoff chokers, they said.

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    Edit: deleted -- not related to the thread topic
     
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    NBCSN Is Airing some random caps games today. No idea why this regular season game vs the devils last season was important

    Edit 5 mins for being Tom Wilson
     
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    Really sucks how much Kempny's injury has affected his game. He was great in the 18-19 season before the injury.
     
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    This thread is gold
     
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    NHL, NHLPA working on 24-team conference-based playoff setup - Sportsnet.ca
    Nothing set in stone but that would line up to the Caps playing the winner of CAR/NYR and a potential PIT/PHI round. TBL getting NYI/FLA seems like a rather easy draw compared to TOR/CBJ.
     
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    Some good news.
     
  9. AlexBrovechkin8 Playoff chokers, they said.

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    This thread is deleted. Hurt my brain trying to clean it up.
     
  10. tenken00 Oh it's going down in Chinatown

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    I'm drifting away from support for this plan, and I'd hoped they'd modify it before approving.

    As much as I hate the Pens they're getting royally screwed here. The standings after 68-71 games are what they are and if the NHL is using points % to pick the top 4 for each conference why not the top 8?

    As I noted before a continuation of points % to even things up would not change the standings significantly. Now you have a situation where a Pens team that was pretty comfortably in a top 3 divisional spot after 86 points in 68 games could now lose 2 games to MTL (71 pts in 71 games) and be out of the playoffs. NO team in the East could play 2 games and catch the Pens and knock them out of the playoffs if the regular season schedule were to have resumed.

    I think it's rare to see the Pens get the shit end of the stick from the league but the power of NY/CHI/MTL seems to be stronger.
     
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    Don't know where to post it but "on premier sport 2" a British channel, they're showing "

    Stanley cups films : Stanley cup 2018"
    And it will last 1 hour 45 minutes.
    Started at 9pm Cet
    8pm Greenwich time
    3pm Washington ET
     
  13. AlexBrovechkin8 Playoff chokers, they said.

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    The 2014 TJ Soshi RUS/USA game is on NBC right now if anyone is interested.
     
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    The Pens are getting screwed if they lose. If they win, very likely they have an advantage over a team having not played a game that counts yet. Further, if the Pens are screwed by the league, its a nice change.
     
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    Aren't the top 4 teams playing a round robin for seeding? I wouldn't say that creates an advantage for the team fighting for survival in a 2-3 game series. If they lose G1 due to rust they're in a deep hole.

    If a top 4 team loses the first game due to rust it's meaningless. Hell they can lose the next 2 and still come out fine.
     
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    0-3 could give you a 1st round date with the Penguins
     
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    Better than 0-2 or 1-2 and out of the tournament.
     
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    Yes. Think how much scouting is going to happen with 2 months to watch game tape.

    I think the play in round is going to be score 1st and trap.
     
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    What I had heard yesterday was no round robin. I still expect those games to be played like exhibition games with a priority on getting sharp instead of winning. For instance I don't think Holtby plays all three. I don't think the dress the same lineup.
     
  21. kicksavedave Not be suck again this year?

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    With what’s going on today, and now this, it feels like the last 3 months was nothing more than a 3 month payed vacation at home.
     
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    While that's obviously good news and I'm also irritated that probably TOO MUCH caution may have been taken in many cases, the numbers today would have been much worse than if we hadn't instituted controls. People are notoriously bad at containing viral spread even when they're showing symptoms.
     
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    I hear ya, just frustrated.
     
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    WHO doing damage control after an incredibly irresponsible statement.
     
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