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11-29-2012, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Kris Chreider View Post
Maybe the constant early round exits have something to do with it. I'd get disappointed if every year the sportswriters called us contenders and we never made it past the semifinals. This year was pretty forgettable too, this is their lowest finish in a while and they lost the division title to one of the worst playoff teams in a weaker division than the Northwest. Remember, the other year they won 55 games.
I'm saying they haven't played with anywhere near as much passion/enthusiasm the last 2 years, and I think it's due to them playing so defensive. It's like caging the beats. You're not gonna win playing against the strength of the team.

And regardless, last year's playoffs weren't too bad for the Caps. Beat the defending Champs, and almost beat the Rangers. Just couldn't score because they were playing so passive and defensive.

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