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(3) Washington Capitals VS (6) New York Rangers (Schedule in Post #1)
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04-27-2013, 10:34 PM
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They are not. Finished with 1 point more than Rangers despite playing in a much weaker division.
Best PP in the NHL.
Top 5 offense
Ovechkin is currently the best healthy player in the world.
Backstrom is a top 10 center.
Brouwer has 2nd most goals after Ovie the past month IIRC.
Riberiro is a PPG elite playmaking center
Erskine crease clearing D-man.
Much better depth: Erat, Laich, Johansson, etc.
Their defense is far better than ours without Staal. Green, Carlson, Alzner > McDonagh, Girardi, Del Zotto.
Holtby has .930+ sv percetange past 2 months.
25-10-2 their last 37
It'll be a series only because of Lundqvist, otherwise they'd probably sweep us.
They were only mediocre early the year because Oates new coach and he implemented the same system the Devils had. The same system last year that ousted our team in the playoffs. The same system that wore out all our players. Same system that got Torts heavily outcoached.
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