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03-27-2012, 10:34 PM
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your information is out of date by a considerable amount. you should look more often. after tonight neuvirths gaa is 2.89. craig anderson is 2.88. the only goalie with 30 starts or fewer with more shutouts than neuvirth is tuuka rask. the sv% was over .900 til tonight. its .899 now..well off the bottom.

if holtby gives up 3 goals in his next start his gaa will be higher than neuvirth's.
Among qualified starters, his save % is bottom 3. Exactly like I said it was. Who gives a **** about shutouts and gaa other than fantasy leagues?

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03-27-2012, 10:35 PM
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Among qualified starters, his save % is bottom 3. Exactly like I said it was. Who gives a **** about shutouts and gaa other than fantasy leagues?
well...that might be accurate. all except for the part where neuvirth is not the starter. he is the backup. the 27 starts proves that out.

what is your def of qualified starter?

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03-27-2012, 10:36 PM
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i'd like to hear the question that he answered. seems to me somebody used the 7th game analogy. facts are you corner yourself by admitting you lost the equivilant of a 7th game. you lose game 7 there are no more games.

i also only saw the one sentence. they lost the game and they are not dead. it wasnt a game 7.
That's actually what I got from it too. Make this a game 7 and what are the other games then? Savvy vet answer there.

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03-27-2012, 10:37 PM
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That was the point, he's trying to turn us into a tough stifling D and that's just not us. This team needs to basically say "Will give you 2 Goals, but we're putting up 4 and you aren't getting any more.".
My point is that there's nothing Hunter has instilled in the team that even remotely resembles 'tough'.

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03-27-2012, 10:39 PM
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I know tensions run high for a game like this but come on now.

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03-27-2012, 10:41 PM
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Really think that was an overreaction, mods. It's like a hockey fight...if all the combatants don't care about the flaming, why should it really be stopped?

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My point is that there's nothing Hunter has instilled in the team that even remotely resembles 'tough'.
But I mean...we know what he's looking for and what he wants to get. Its kinda easy to see but it doesn't mean he's capable of or even making enough head way on getting to it.

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03-27-2012, 10:43 PM
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This is not 'Nam, there are rules.

Anyway, it'd run its course.

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03-27-2012, 10:46 PM
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This is not 'Nam, there are rules.

Anyway, it'd run its course.
I admit this made me lol'd in irl.

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This is not 'Nam, there are rules.

Anyway, it'd run its course.
Yeah, but I really wanted to keep a record of all those "harmless shots" so I could print it out and show Semin my work. He would have been so proud of how many times I missed the net.

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03-27-2012, 10:51 PM
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This is not 'Nam, there are rules.

Anyway, it'd run its course.
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I admit this made me lol'd in irl.
LOL....me too!

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03-27-2012, 10:51 PM
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Yeah, but I really wanted to keep a record of all those "harmless shots" so I could print it out and show Semin my work. He would have been so proud of how many times I missed the net.
No, he would have only 1/2 cared, flipped up his hoody and sulked off somewhere...

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03-27-2012, 10:52 PM
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I'm obviously rooting for us to make the playoffs, I could never root for my Caps to tank, ever. That said I've resigned myself to the very really possibility that we won't make the playoffs and have tried to search for some optimism. I see a lot of good in the future;

1. I'm a firm believer that we have been short changed in coaching for the last God knows how many years. A new and proven coach would be a start. Someone said our prime time players won't get any better. I disagree. Our overall dysfunction has brought the quality of play down from our prime players.
2. Backstrom will be back.
3. Johansson will continue to improve.
4. Our D-men will be better overall as a group, not to mention that there are some trading chips.
5. Kuz, if he comes, could be a big boost
6. 2 high draft picks
7. GM will either be gone, or he will be told SC finals or bust.
I agree with this.

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03-27-2012, 11:04 PM
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Hunter has been a disappointment in my eyes, I was really hoping he'd bring some grit out of this team and an aggressive forecheck that would force turnovers and lead to goals coupled with solid defensive positioning.

The team has been awful, our transition game must be the worst in the league and the return of Mike Green has been inconsequential. Our goaltenders have been hung out to dry with our shoddy defense (which is astonishing given that Dale's focus has been on minimizing defensive breakdowns and the defense leads to offense approach), and you can't rely on your depth/role players for scoring night in and night out - Ovi and Semin can only do so much on their own as well.

I was defending Hunter earlier in the year because obviously it's going to be a tough transition from the OHL to the NHL and he didn't have the off-season to prepare, but I think he's had sufficient time to instill his brand of hockey now and the failure to execute simple plays is inexcusable.

******* this team is frustrating to watch.

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03-27-2012, 11:07 PM
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Now that the hysteria has died down somewhat, it's useful to recognize that these Caps are precisely what their record says they are: a .500 hockey team. They're not great, but they're not Toronto bad.

A healthy 19 makes them better right away. Vokoun comes back and who knows? If they get in, maybe they steal a series.

Whatever happens in the next week, if this summer yeilds some sensible management, a few changes to the roster, and an experienced coach that instills structure, who knows? Could be back atop the standings next year.

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03-27-2012, 11:08 PM
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“@TarikElBashir: Brooks Laich postgame: "These next 5 games are going to tell the story of our hockey team."
Unfortunately i think tonight already told the story.

Such a disappointing game. And season.

Yes, we are not eliminated yet, but there aren't many encouraging signs, especially with Buffalo steamrolling rest of the league and with FLA and OTT each pulling out of their respective nosedives. We're in a hole now.

Our goalies were bad tonight. Theirs was good. Ovie made a horrendous giveaway at the point on the PP. Laich is MIA.

Any chance 19 returns Thurs?

Any chance we win on Thurs?

I am so bummed.

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03-27-2012, 11:10 PM
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Oh, there's no question that the team is be only a few reasonable, but bold moves from a Cup favorite.

With the new Ovechkin developments and Backstrom getting healthy, they've got the building blocks.

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03-27-2012, 11:12 PM
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Ball was in the Capitals court. Now it is in Buffalo's court as they need to out point. GG Buffalo.

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03-27-2012, 11:40 PM
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What does Mike Green do for 5+ mill again?

Is John Carlson full on stupid. Maybe just 1/2 a moron with zero hockey sense?
His hockey IQ is atrocious.

Orlov is a child and Carlson is a semi experienced retarded child.

Jeff Schultz?

Hammer....nevermind.
Wideman.....a terribly flawed player.

Alzner is so very good. Although tonight he looked like crap on several occasions.

That's our DEFENSE?

It's young and has plenty of room for improvement, but that's a joke.

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03-27-2012, 11:45 PM
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I think what needs to be discussed is exactly what kind of system this team is going to use. The players currently can't (or won't or whatever) play #hunterhockey. They can't really go back to run and gun either. This team is stuck between two minds and the players acquired after the sweep from the Habs kinda proves that. When I look at the Capitals now I can't figure out what they are suppose to be. If #hunterhockey is the way this organization is going to move then there has to be a massive blow up. Not just one or two big names like Green or Semin.

It isn't the end of the world if the Caps fail to make it. I think a lot of people would agree that bold moves have been needed for a long time. If a season of poopoo-ing in the bed is what it finally takes then here we go. Something has got to change however. This certainly is not the end of some cycle and the closure of a window. There is still a hell of a lot of talent on this roster. It might not be used correctly but it is still there.

I'm personally of two minds. Of course I want them to make it but realistically there isn't any way this team is winning the cup. Then again I can't say I'm up to watching this team play like they did tonight in the playoffs against the Rangers or Penguins. Certainly after this game it's hard to try and find a silver lining but it is there.

Besides it isn't as if we haven't seen this type of game 7 from them before.

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03-27-2012, 11:47 PM
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It's over, if you can't beat a bunch of little girls from Buffalo on home ice you don't deserve it. Disgusting game

Wideman and Schultz are both awful.

Knuble your times up gtfo, Aucoin you never had a time and never will

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03-27-2012, 11:50 PM
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still pissed about sjogren

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03-27-2012, 11:51 PM
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What does Mike Green do for 5+ mill again?

Is John Carlson full on stupid. Maybe just 1/2 a moron with zero hockey sense?
His hockey IQ is atrocious.

Orlov is a child and Carlson is a semi experienced retarded child.

Jeff Schultz?

Hammer....nevermind.
Wideman.....a terribly flawed player.

Alzner is so very good. Although tonight he looked like crap on several occasions.

That's our DEFENSE?

It's young and has plenty of room for improvement, but that's a joke.
Seriously? In a game where the Caps gave up 5 against, Alzner was even in +/-. Why even mention him?

Carlson has clearly had a bad year, but he has proven to have a good instincts at every level. There is every reason to believe he will bounce back, especially with better coaching.

Wideman is gone after this year.

Schultz? I dunno.

Hammer is just fine as vet depth for another year.

All signs point to Orlov being a terrific player.

Green was injured most of the season. He was playing great before he got hurt, has struggled since returning. Hard to draw any conclusions there.

We need more experience on D and more depth, but our young core is enviable.

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03-27-2012, 11:57 PM
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still pissed about sjogren
About a borderline NHL player with a bad attitude, Why in the hell? Who gives a ****

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This single post is better than the entire Caps season.

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