Discussion in 'Washington Capitals' started by hockeykicker, Apr 7, 2018.
So “take the foot off the gas” is the same as “turtling”? You’re trying a little too hard.
How about "playing prevent defense." This is what Alan May calls it but that's only because he doesn't want to insult Barry by calling it what it actually is...turtling! Get a few goals and stop trying to score even if there's 20 more minutes to go in the game. No wonder other teams catch up and every game is decided by 1 goal and usually in OT.
I'm from western Canada and I have to be honest. We don't speak like that here. We also don't say aboot. Maybe they speak like that in eastern Canada.
Every region has their own accents and dialects.
So I ask again, what’s your strategy the opening period, when the desperate home team is coming out giving 110% pushing you hard tilting the ice towards you? No team can impose their will all the time. I see nothing tactically wrong in playing good D and trying to counter them when they carry the play.
1 shot on goal in 20 minutes is inexcusable.
So you got nothin as far as counter strategy...lol.
I’ve got nothing either when the other team is desperately pressing, other than weather the storm and carefully counter.
I do agree that one shot is terrible....tough to win that way.
I expect to see the best from Cbus. If we can make it through the early onslaught, we can take that game.
No I'd say I'm just where I need to be, thanks.
Aren't you the guy who cites Alan May as much as possible as proof that he's right? Because this is all the same kind of stuff he'll talk about, as will Locker.
I cite many relevant things.
They can put a real onslaught on Caps if the Caps are gonna play as embarassing as they were in the 3rd period last game. Otherwise, they gotta shut Dubois' line down and thats it. Cbus gain all the momentum all the time once a successful shift that line has. If they are unable to control the puck consistently, the task for the Caps on offense is easy - put 3 or more in net. With Bobs playoffs track record, that shouldnt be super difficult.
The turtle is when the Caps play scared, and that’s why it’s so terrible. Prevent defensive strategies are fear-based. They’re about not believing you can win without circling the wagons, and when you don’t believe in your game, you don’t play to win. And when you don’t play to win, you tend to lose.
They need to play smart but confident. Play their game and play it to win.
Winning four in a row, I don't know man, that seems really difficult to do.
Well with that bizarre PA series over in favor of Pitt in 6, I think it's more important Caps wrap this up in 6 Monday night.
I'm sure some of you watched that Pitt @ Philly game. I think Pitt/Murray are there to be taken. Not saying it will be easy, but if Holtby (or Grubi) play well they can defeat them. But only if the reffing is mostly on the level. Even vs an underdog, Pitt had the refs shading it in their favor.
A quick review of the season suggests one time when the Caps beat (3 of 4 playoff) teams 4x in a row:
Tue, Dec 12 vs Colorado W 5-2 19-12-1 Holtby Kuznetsov, G: 0, A: 3
Thu, Dec 14 @ Boston W 5-3 20-12-1 Holtby Chiasson, G: 2, A: 0
Sat, Dec 16 vs Anaheim W 3-2 OT 21-12-1 Holtby Ovechkin, G: 1, A: 1
Tue, Dec 19 @ Dallas W 4-3 OT 22-12-1 Holtby Burakovsky, G: 2, A: 1
So it can happen! (They had longer streaks that included more non-playoff-qualifiers)
Ovi has to play 6th game much better. He's only bad at odd games now.
Imagine he will be good 1 game out of 5 some time down the road.
I'm from Eastern Canada. You might hear the occasional "eh" at the end of a sentence, but almost no one says "aboot". I believe the few people who say "aboot" are from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland.
Now that the other series is over I think our only realistic shot to bounce the Pens is if we advance in 6. If there is a Game 7 it’s basically our Cup final. Can’t imagine a scenario where we play that much extra R1 and then go on to win R2.
True, except Doughty will get 10m + a year. 8m won’t even come close to getting his attention. So....not really a good example of an alternative.
And I'm from Nova Scotia (specifically Lunenburg, a place with an accent noticeable enough to warrant a Wikipedia page for some reason). Nobody says "aboot" here.
At the end of the day, Canadians speak pretty much the same way Americans do. Except for Newfoundlanders. Strange people there.
What's funny is I didn't even think about it until after he asked, because I use it in text and speech. That's when the joke about Canadian cliche speech presented itself.
It has to come from somewhere. I hear people say "aboot" quite a bit in interviews.
It’s closer to “aboat” than “aboot”
Came for the hockey talk, stayed for the lesson in Canadian dialects and pronunciations.
I've literally never heard anyone say aboot or aboat in my life, i've never been to Newfoundland though.
I just assumed it was a bad joke, but now i'm not sure what it's all aboot.
You all are f***ing weird.
Therefore, I blend in with the herd.
Watch some canadian hockey broadcasts or NHL network, you'll hear it from time to time
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