This is a hockey board people. When you want to talk OT/stupid subjects, just call your damn friends or go with your friends on MSN! You'd think many people here don't even have anybody to do that type of thing.
The Qu**n - or any English monarchy symbols - is considered the highest offense where my people are from. Mods, please?
The game, expect a real hammering. Caps have everything to prove, as a team, franchise, etc etc. They couldn't have asked for a better opponent in many ways. We're weak, fold quickly, averse to any physical play, easily outgunned, outcoached and outmanned.
Plus them beating us badly will send a their message to themselves, their fans, Pittsburgh, the NHL, even hockey history. They will want to rain it on us, starting tonight. Seriously see a 7-goal burst by them, maybe 1 or 2 back.
We can only hope for results if:
1 - Their goalies absolutely flake (vague chance of this)
2 - They turn the games into 1-on-1 exhibitions (up to coaching)
3 - They stop hitting (almost 0% chance)
4 - Hype gets to some of them; rest of them start believing it (possible)
5 - JM actually shows he has learned something in all his years as coach (hell frozen over yet?)
But the inferno will help us sort what we need going forward. Those we don't will be consumed; those that want it, will come through the fire.