Who are the new Caps/OV?

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  1. A1LeafNation

    A1LeafNation Our time! Our time!

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    With the Caps and OV winning the cup last year, going into this season...

    Who is the new team/with their start player not being able to take their team over the top the last 5+ yearsband win a cup.

    Tampa/Stamkos?
    SanJose/Thornton?
    Nashville/Rinne?
     
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    San Jose and Thornton for sure, though I wouldn't say he's a star player anymore
     
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    Agreed, but I guess you could have labeled him as a star player only a few years ago.

    I guess Getzlaf/Ducks can somewhat be placed on this list, although Getzlaf isn't/wasn't the only prominent "star" on the team.
     
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    Nobody really. No other oraginazation has the same choker label as the caps had. No other superstar has gotten has the critisis
    Ovi got for not winning the cup
     
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    Giroux - Flyers

    Not this year, but I think they will be legit contenders in 19-20.
     
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    TBL had Stamkos and Hedman since 2009. It's been 10 years, why aren't they considered chokers but Washington was...Because OV is not Canadian/Swede?
     
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    Gotta be Thornton and the Sharks
     
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    leaffaninvancouver formerly in Victoria

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    The Sharks have arguably held that title longer. Ovechkin's problem was that Crosby always beat him when they went head to head and it created a narrative that the media liked to talk about.
     
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    well the leafs have the longest stanley cup drought so maybe them.
     
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    I imagine it has something to do with Ovechkin's career being much greater than those two players. Ovi not winning a cup is not the same as Stamkos not winning the cup
     
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    Ovechkin has been the better player in those match-ups, which makes the media narrative even dumber.
     
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    The caps were labeled chokers because they spent a decade of having really strong teams only to go out in the first or second round.

    [​IMG]
     
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    McDavid?
     
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    Stammer is up next once Thornton retires/wins.
     
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    leaffaninvancouver formerly in Victoria

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    It's sports media, they write whatever gets attention.
     
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    That's a big difference, at least SJS and TBL have advanced to SCF and conference finals.

    But I'd put Joe & the Sharks in the same category anyway because they've been SO good for SO long without a Cup.

    I know it was a totally different team, but the pre-lockout Cup for Tampa eases the pain a little too.
     
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    Thats just it. Tampa and San Jose have gotten to conference finals and stanley cup finals. Those caps teams literally spent a decade unable to move past round 2. I don't think we'll see something like that for a while. But Toronto is on pace so far :sarcasm:
     
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    Pick someone on the Blues and they are a good choice.
     
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    San Jose and Joe Thornton say hi

    the yearly SJ choke is hockey lore, and Thornton isnt called "No Show Joe" as a positive...
     
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    At least Getzlaf has a cup though
     
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    I'd agree.
     
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    What? That never happened. For some reason they just stopped playing the Finals in 2007. :dunno:
     
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    Thornton
    Lundqvist
     
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    Buffalo/Pominville
     
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    InAbsensia OMG Boro is going to be our captain isn't he?

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    It's San Jose for sure, then Tampa Bay and maybe Nashville.
     

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