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Old 04-11-2008, 06:21 AM   #61
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Dude, hello? Overall body of work, sure stats look the same. But consider the streaks to end the year. Ottawa lost a lot down the stretch and suffered some key injuries. Starting hot then finishing cold with injuries/losses, and going 3-6-1 in their last 10 games = CRAWLING into the playoffs as the second-to-last seed.

Meanwhile the Caps are the hottest team in the league, added some great talent at the trade deadline, and won 11 of 12 and 7 straight to finish the season, steamrolling in the playoffs. Your bias is making you look less intelligent than I hope you are.
Sure they won 11 of 12 at the end of the season but of the 11 games only 3 games were against playoff teams, and the caps lost to the PENS right before they started their awsome hot streak againt teams that didn't make the playoffs, I am sorry but that is not impressive to beat up on teams that suck anyhow. And with the 94 points that the caps managed to get is not any better than the 94 points that Ottawa (7th seed) has or the 94 points that Boston (8th seed) has. Yet as a division winner the caps were still behind in points to the Flyers, Rangers, and Devils, put any one of those teams in the weak southeast division and that is the division champ. The only reason that the caps got their division title was because of a weak division, still not impressive...
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Old 04-11-2008, 06:33 PM   #62
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Sure they won 11 of 12 at the end of the season but of the 11 games only 3 games were against playoff teams, and the caps lost to the PENS right before they started their awsome hot streak againt teams that didn't make the playoffs, I am sorry but that is not impressive to beat up on teams that suck anyhow. And with the 94 points that the caps managed to get is not any better than the 94 points that Ottawa (7th seed) has or the 94 points that Boston (8th seed) has. Yet as a division winner the caps were still behind in points to the Flyers, Rangers, and Devils, put any one of those teams in the weak southeast division and that is the division champ. The only reason that the caps got their division title was because of a weak division, still not impressive...
You said we limped into the playoffs the same as Ottawa. I proved you wrong. That's all.

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How BOUT THEM CAPS! Three unanswered goals in the 3rd period for another comeback VICTORY!!!!!! By who else the GREATEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD.....THE GREAT 8!!!!!!

1-0 CAPS LEAD THE SERIES.... to the team the PENS are scared to death off the flyers! The GREATEST show on ice continues!

GO CAPS!!!!!!

THE FLYERS SUCK....SO DO THE SCARED LITTLE GIRL PENS!
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Old 04-11-2008, 09:43 PM   #64
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How BOUT THEM CAPS! Three unanswered goals in the 3rd period for another comeback VICTORY!!!!!! By who else the GREATEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD.....THE GREAT 8!!!!!!

1-0 CAPS LEAD THE SERIES.... to the team the PENS are scared to death off the flyers! The GREATEST show on ice continues!

GO CAPS!!!!!!

THE FLYERS SUCK....SO DO THE SCARED LITTLE GIRL PENS!
that was one heck of a good game. how about that mike green!!
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awesomeness. players stepping up. just awesome. Flyers had that game. A 2 goal advantage in the 3rd in a playpff game...gotta hold that and they didn't.
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that was one heck of a good game. how about that mike green!!
Yea, Green putting in two to start the 3rd was huge......lets not forget the tough man BRASH getting the party started...KUDOS! Ovie HAD to CAP them off with the back breaker......SWEET!

How bout them CAPS!
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awesomeness. players stepping up. just awesome. Flyers had that game. A 2 goal advantage in the 3rd in a playpff game...gotta hold that and they didn't.
the play by play guys on comcast put up a stat about how the caps have outscored their opponents in the 3rd priod during this winning streak and it's something like 17-2. just amazing.
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Not only did ovie score the game winner it was a spectacular play huh?

Just one man I kept hearing Flyers saying. Just one man. Well our one man poke checked a lazy pass and then stole the rebound right in front of the net and made two of your defensemen look like douchebags.
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awesomeness. players stepping up. just awesome. Flyers had that game. A 2 goal advantage in the 3rd in a playpff game...gotta hold that and they didn't.

I hope you don't think sitting back and protecting a lead or playing on your heels with a two goal lead, with 20 minutes to play against this explosive Caps team is a good idea......

If and I hope not.......thats what the flyers where doing.....BAD MOVE or just fine with me, I hope they continue there BEST work. This Caps team is VERY dangerous!

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Go caps, crazy game.
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That was an awsome game. I'm a Ranger fan so I was flipping back and fourth between the two games, but I'm rooting hard for Washington to win as well....that was a great game, Ovechkin is a beast.
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Re: Official Capitals vs Flyers Playoff Thread

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Capitals can go beyond Ovechkin
by MIKE CHEN, Special to FOXSports.com
Updated: April 11, 2008, 11:36 PM EST
Alexander Ovechkin took to the ice for a playoff game for the first time and ended up scoring a game-winner for the Washington Capitals.

But it's important to remember that the Caps, as much as they're identified with Ovechkin, are actually a pretty good team. Yes, all eyes are on Ovehkin, but this Washington team is much deeper than a lot of people give them credit for.

What surrounds Ovechkin and his setup man Nicklas Backstrom to make these Caps so dangerous? Let's take a look.

Mike Green: One year ago, Mike Green was just another run-of-the-mill defensive prospect. With 12 points in his first season on a pretty awful Washington team, no one outside of Green's family probably noticed him. What changed from his meek point total to a jaw-dropping 18 goals?

Well, it sure helps that his forward core is much better. However, one of the most telling stats about Green isn't something that's usually noticed. In 2006-07, Green had 68 shots on goal. In 2007-08, Green's shot total almost went up four-fold, finishing the season at 234, putting him among the league leaders.

His nose for the net, good defensive sensibility, strong passing, and two goals in Game 1 should make everyone forget about the injured foot that tarnished his rookie campaign.

Sergei Fedorov and Alexander Semin: The "other" Alex in Washington was coming off a sophomore season where he put up 38 goals. Unfortunately, the road's not always smooth when it comes to developing NHL careers, and Semin dropped from nearly a point a game to a season .67 points per game.

However, something changed in Semin with the arrival of veteran Sergei Fedorov.

While Fedorov isn't the same guy who won the Hart Trophy in the '90s, he's still one of the smartest players around and his skating is still top notch. The defensively-conscious Fedorov has offered a calming, experienced presence to the ice, and observers of Washington's second line noticed that a nice chemistry was developing between Semin and Fedorov.

The duo started to develop an innate sense of where the other was on the ice. More important, Fedorov has been more than happy to be a mentor to Semin, helping him through a season where things didn't go exactly the way Semin wanted. The result? A fast, effective second line that is ready to surprise any team that focuses solely on stopping Ovechkin.

Cristobal Huet and Olaf Kolzig: Take one franchise goalie with Stanley Cup final experience, add in an established #1 goalie, and you get enough depth in net to make any squad feel safe. Kolzig has been relegated to a backup role, but he's said all the right things in the press about being a team player and at age 38, why not? The Caps know that if they need Kolzig, he's got enough experience and skill to be a steady presence in the crease.

As for Huet, his numbers have been outstanding since landing in Washington: a stellar .936 save percentage and a mind-boggling 1.63 goals-against average. Huet's simply been spectacular since arriving in D.C., and one has to wonder how bad the goalie-less L.A. Kings feel about giving up Huet all those years ago.

Brooks Laich: Many national readers still may not know who Brooks Laich is. The three-year veteran is a sixth-round checker who just happened to pot 21 goals; Laich is currently the Caps' third-line center and provides coach Bruce Boudreau with a scoring threat at almost all times on the ice.

Speed, tenacity, and yes, depth; these Caps may be this year's Cinderella story but they've got the guns to actually do some damage. Expect a physical, nasty battle with Philadelphia starting tonight; just make sure you don't only watch Ovechkin on the ice.
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Old 04-12-2008, 08:11 AM   #73
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Not only did ovie score the game winner it was a spectacular play huh?

Just one man I kept hearing Flyers saying. Just one man. Well our one man poke checked a lazy pass and then stole the rebound right in front of the net and made two of your defensemen look like douchebags.
That play was sick! It was like watching Darrell Green step in front of a pass and take it al the way back for a TD ducking and dodging would be tacklers along the way
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Yeah I was watching the game last night and it was about as good as it gets. When the Flyers went up 4-2 in the second I was sitting there thinking if we don't do something it's gonna be over, I can't believe how quickly they scored. But the third period was so much better, Mike Green came up huge to tie the game and then Ovie got the game winner. Game 2 is gonna be a lot of fun to watch.
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Nice little piece on Leonsis. Young multi-millionaire, buys sports team, tries to win instantly with big splash acquisitions (gets into movies along the way), shifts focus to "grassroots" scouting and developing youth and depth. Sound like anyone else we know?
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