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04-27-2012, 12:25 PM
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Need some help from my fellow brothers as this simply doesn't compute. I know the Cap fan base is excited as well they should be for knocking off the defending champs. They are very and I mean VERY confident that they will knock us off as well most say in 5 or 6 which is fine as delusional as that may be but that's what homerism will do for you. Obviously we are truly getting dissrespected by the Cap fan base...bigtime...that's a fact. Here's the thing that startles me. I keep reading that Holtby due to his nice play in the Bruins series is Hank's equal and will neutralize Lundqvist's effect on the series. I kid you not. If I've read that 40 times, I must have read that over 100 by now.

Maybe I'm missing something here but IMO, that is exactly our biggest advantage...between the pipes. Offense,defense and special teams..sure they are important and we need to make sure we match their intensity which I think we undoubtadly will . But this is not Ken Dryden circa '1971 we are talking about here with this kid Holtby. Kid had a real nice series I give him credit. Last time I recall though a rookie leading his team really deep in the playoffs was Cam Ward for Carolina during their Cup run.

Anyways, Holtby is not even in the same galaxy as Hank and it's kind of laugh out loud funny that Cap fans think their kid is going to match Hank and they are actually banking on that happening...I think they are going to be very dissapointed. Heck even in their own game day threads I perused in games 6 & 7 alot of them were saying how shaky he started too look and how lucky he got on missplays of his. I don't know fellas, I think this is where the series is won...between the pipes. And like I said unless I'm missing something we have a HUGE advantage there.
They are a fair weather fanbase from a horrible sports city. These people elected Marion Barry mayor.......twice. Who cares what they think?

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04-27-2012, 12:42 PM
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does anyone have a link to a video with Sam Rosen's call on the goals/end of the game? Been looking around, but cant find it. thanks!

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04-27-2012, 12:45 PM
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I hope the Ranger tear apart Holtby and not do what they usually do with rookies and back ups.

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04-27-2012, 12:53 PM
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Would it be fair to say that this years Rangers are the most disrespected #1 seed ever? Sens fans were THRILLED to get the matchup with us, now Caps fans are up to the same tricks.

What the what??

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04-27-2012, 01:02 PM
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Would it be fair to say that this years Rangers are the most disrespected #1 seed ever? Sens fans were THRILLED to get the matchup with us, now Caps fans are up to the same tricks.

What the what??
Hey, let them feel confident. Let's go under the radar, and then crush their souls.

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04-27-2012, 01:02 PM
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Boyle is practicing. - Larry Brooks via Twitter

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04-27-2012, 01:03 PM
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04-27-2012, 01:03 PM
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Dubinsky is not on the ice...

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04-27-2012, 01:03 PM
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Who cares? We won't get any respect no matter how deep we go, has to do with being the surprise #1 seed, we're a defense first team so no one feels we're a threat.

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If the Rangers beat the cap, they won't get respect either. Whoever they play in the 3rd round would be the favorite on HF. And if they win that round? Whoever wins the West would be the favorite.

People on HF love to hate the Rangers.

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04-27-2012, 01:06 PM
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I honestly believe they should move Boyle to wing on the 4th line and keep Dubi in the third line center role.

Both Ani and Dubi have both looked very good playing center in their own end. Dubi is still snake bitten offensively, but we looked better on our transition than we did with Boyle.

Just my opinion.

Take Mitchell out and put Boyle in.

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04-27-2012, 01:08 PM
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I had to sit back and laugh at all the Vcash Ranger fans have around here now.

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04-27-2012, 01:08 PM
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If the Rangers beat the cap, they won't get respect either. Whoever they play in the 3rd round would be the favorite on HF. And if they win that round? Whoever wins the West would be the favorite.

People on HF love to hate the Rangers.
I don't think that is true with most fanbases. I think the issue is that the Ranger are not dynamic offensively and they can be a bore to watch in offensive zone.

Its not as fun for a hockey fan who has no loyalty to our team.

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04-27-2012, 01:20 PM
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I had to sit back and laugh at all the Vcash Ranger fans have around here now.
Went all in yesterday, and I got paid!

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04-27-2012, 01:23 PM
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I mean, the absolute diarrhea that comes out of their mouths could suffocate a gorilla. I miss the intelligence of the Sens fans already.

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04-27-2012, 01:36 PM
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Did not take much for me to hate the Caps. I WANT TO BURY THEM!

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04-27-2012, 01:37 PM
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As long as our forwards don't mail it in the way Lucic, Krejci, and Marchand did, I think we'll be all right.

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04-27-2012, 01:37 PM
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We need more from Gaborik if we're going to get to the finals.

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04-27-2012, 01:37 PM
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kinda lame they made the series synced with the knicks. Saturday and monday both have a game at the same time

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04-27-2012, 01:38 PM
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Is anyone else annoyed that game 1 is in the middle of the freaking afternoon?

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04-27-2012, 01:45 PM
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Caps fan in peace. I can't hate the Rangers; my whole family is from NY and are huge Ranger fans. I think Torts is a smug ***** but that's besides the point. I was hoping for someone else that way I could still cheer for the Blueshirts. **** happens.

I think this is going to be an awesome series and I'm pumped to see it unfold. A few points to address some stuff I've read on here.

1. The confidence of the Caps fans comes just as much, if not more, from how we're playing than playing against the Rangers. Never before have we seen the Caps play committed, team defense. There is still a lot of respect on our side for the #1 seed in the EC.
2. Nobody on your team comes close to Chara/Seidenberg. I watch a ton of Rangers hockey and I think you guys have better depth than the B's, but to say Staal/MDZ/McD/Girardi are on the same level as Chara/Seidenberg is homerism. Chara/Seidenberg are the elite shutdown pair in the NHL.
3. Holtby was outstanding in the series, but he was helped a lot by our team. The majority of the Bruins shots were from the outside. Our team did a great job of keeping the shooting lanes clear so Holtby could see the shots, and they did an outstanding job at nullifying 2nd/3rd chance opportunities by clearing the crease.
4. I'm very interested to see how Ovie does this series. He still led our team in points last series and he was his normal self throwing the body around. Dale decided to place him on a line with Laich and Brouwer as a decoy and let Backstrom/Semin/MoJo take Boston's 2nd pair. Will be interested to see if he adjusts this series.
5. Will Boyle be back? I have nightmares of seeing Boyle/Crider against Wideman and Schultz.

Good luck to you guys. Should be fun.
Except for the fact that Staal, Girardi and McDonagh are all significantly better then Seidenberg.

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04-27-2012, 01:49 PM
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They are a fair weather fanbase from a horrible sports city. These people elected Marion Barry mayor.......twice. Who cares what they think?
No those people don't watch hockey...

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Cap's Board VERY confident about beating Rangers

I am a little surprised by how easily they think they are going to beat the Rangers.

A little bit annoying actually.

I think they believe this is the same Ranger's teams they played the last two times around.

I do not feel this will be easy, but I am confident that the "boys" will come through in 6.

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