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05-19-2013, 03:28 PM
The Sweetness
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Originally Posted by Cake or Death View Post
Good read. Though I still think the real issue is that they simply aren't a very good hockey team. There's a sense the Caps are way better than they are because of their brutally inflated regular season record. It's great they always finish high, but no one seems to look at the simple fact that they were 15-3 against the SE this season and under .500 against the rest of the league. Or that AO was 1.61 PPG against the SE teams and 0.90 against the rest of the league.

Bottom line is, they simply aren't a very good team and with realignment I don't even see them making the playoffs. I think they just appear much better than they are from a great record built by beating on a horrifically weak division. Regular season the Caps were 15-3-0 against their division and 4-9-2 against ours. That about says it all.
Thanks for the stats about Washington. I had no idea they'd done so poorly against teams outside the SE and the same applied to Ovechkin.

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