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Offline Dave B

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Re: Washington Capitals 2011-2012 Thread
« Reply #25: October 04, 2011, 10:08:13 PM »
Avery on waivers...too bad we don't have $2 mil in cap room.  I used to hate him, but I've come around a bit on that.

yeah that price is a bit steep. i'd take him if he was the cheapest contract on the team. actually, that might be true is past years. who's job would he take? beagle

he is not a horrible player and isnt the first guy to be a pest. i can't see why he is so despised. not saying people/players/coaches dont have their reasons but he must be the biggest jerk ever. there are some jerks out there, but he must be on a whole other level. he plays hard. he must crap in peoples shoes every day. but still isnt that something a couple ass beatings would cure

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Re: Washington Capitals 2011-2012 Thread
« Reply #26: October 04, 2011, 10:19:11 PM »
That HRC ad supporting gay marriage probably got every cromag in the NHL in a complete lather.  Tortorella is probably so upset he is going to need to call Chad and catch a cab to the lower east side for some buttplug jacuzzi action.



yeah that price is a bit steep. i'd take him if he was the cheapest contract on the team. actually, that might be true is past years. who's job would he take? beagle

he is not a horrible player and isnt the first guy to be a pest. i can't see why he is so despised. not saying people/players/coaches dont have their reasons but he must be the biggest jerk ever. there are some jerks out there, but he must be on a whole other level. he plays hard. he must crap in peoples shoes every day. but still isnt that something a couple ass beatings would cure


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Re: Washington Capitals 2011-2012 Thread
« Reply #27: October 04, 2011, 10:32:32 PM »
This is pretty decent:


Pens, Caps to raise money for Lokomotiv families
Tuesday, 10.04.2011 / 2:05 PM / News
NHL.com
   

Two of the NHL's biggest rivals will team up for a great cause when the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals face off Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. at Consol Energy in Pittsburgh.
 
The Penguins and Capitals on Tuesday announced a joint effort to raise money for the families of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, the KHL team whose plane crashed Sept. 7 in Russia. Pens and Caps players will wear jerseys with commemorative Lokomotiv patches at the Oct. 13 game, then autograph the game-worn and game-issued jerseys afterward and auction them off at NHL.com. All proceeds will benefit the Lokomotiv players' children and families.
 
"We compete against each other hard on the ice, but off the ice we all are part of one big hockey family," Penguins general manager Ray Shero said. "Many of our players had friends on the Lokomotiv team. All of us in hockey were touched by this tragic loss. We just thought the Oct. 13 game was a unique opportunity for our two teams to work together to raise money for the children and families of the players, coaches and staff who lost their lives."
 
Russian players Evgeni Malkin of the Penguins and Alexander Ovechkin of the Capitals will participate in a ceremonial opening faceoff. The auction will begin at puck drop on Oct. 13 and run through Oct. 27 at NHL.com.
 
Wives and girlfriends of the Pens and Caps players also will be selling remembrance bracelets to benefit the Lokomotiv families. The Caps' event will take place at their home opener on Oct. 8 against Carolina at Verizon Center. The Pens' event will coincide with the Oct. 13 game.

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Re: Washington Capitals 2011-2012 Thread
« Reply #28: October 05, 2011, 08:38:12 PM »
Foxsports' Jon Rosen analyzes of the Caps:

"WASHINGTON CAPITALS

2010-11 Record: 48-23-11, lost to Tampa Bay (4-0) in Eastern Conference Semi-finals
Additions: Troy Brouwer (F), Jeff Halpern (F), Roman Hamrlik (D), Christian Hanson (F), Ryan Potulny (F), Danny Richmond (D), Tomas Vokoun (G), Joel Ward (F)
Subtractions: Jason Arnott (F), Matt Bradley (F), Eric Fehr (F), Andrew Gordon (F), Body Gordon (F), Marco Sturm (F), Semyon Varlamov (G), Brian Willsie (F)
2011-12 Outlook: The Washington Capitals appeared to be among the most potent offenses in the league's recent history last year, so naturally they morphed into a premier defensive team that boasted one of the league's top penalty kills and faceoff percentages. The offense will look to rebound after several injuries and off years by marquee players, but the defense remains as deep of a unit as there is in the NHL. Youngsters John Carlson and Karl Alzner will reprise the chemistry they developed last year, while ice time-leader Mike Green and veteran free agent-signee Roman Hamrlik will form a dangerous defensive pairing which should improve last year's average power play.

With Jeff Schultz and 40-point defenseman Dennis Wideman perhaps playing as a third-line pairing and Tom Poti battling to earn ice time, this is among the deepest defensive units in the league. The Alexander Semin – Nicklas Backstrom – Alex Ovechkin line slumped at times last year, with all three players producing well under their career averages and expecting to bounce back heavily in 2011-12. Troy Brouwer and Joel Ward joined Washington in the offseason and will provide more healthy options and rugged play to a secondary scoring collection led by Brooks Laich and Mike Knuble, while Jeff Halpern's signing provides another defense-first, versatile forward.

The Capitals boast excellent depth in goal and Tomas Vokoun's $1.5 million, one-year contract should prove to be among one of the league's best values. Michal Neuvirth is among the league's most quality No. 2 goaltenders and posted a 2.45 goals against average in 48 games last year. Braden Holtby was terrific when inserted into the Caps' lineup, but at 22-years old is likely ticketed for the AHL. Even in a down year offensively for the Capitals, they still managed to secure the Eastern Conference's No. 1 overall seed.

Backed by outstanding defense and goaltending and what we expect to be increased production from Ovechkin, Backstrom and Semin, this may be the deepest and most talented squad in Washington's history. Having proved itself in the regular season time and time again, the players, staff and fans are all counting on this Capitals team to finally embark on an extended playoff run.

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Offline El Kabong

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Re: Washington Capitals 2011-2012 Thread
« Reply #29: October 06, 2011, 11:30:26 PM »
No amount of positive media analysis and talk is going to convince me they'll do well.  They need to show it on the ice.  Time for the team and ketchup face to put up or shut up.

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Re: Washington Capitals 2011-2012 Thread
« Reply #30: October 07, 2011, 12:33:53 AM »
Ketchup face?!  Is that you, PCannons/TheJoeGreene?

No amount of positive media analysis and talk is going to convince me they'll do well.  They need to show it on the ice.  Time for the team and ketchup face to put up or shut up.


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Re: Washington Capitals 2011-2012 Thread
« Reply #31: October 07, 2011, 06:52:59 AM »
Ketchup face?!  Is that you, PCannons/TheJoeGreene?

Not enough profanity.

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Re: Washington Capitals 2011-2012 Thread
« Reply #32: October 07, 2011, 08:35:19 AM »
Ketchup face?!  Is that you, PCannons/TheJoeGreene?



It's actually a popular nickname for Coach Boo-Boo on the Bumper Boards.

Offline Ali the Baseball Cat

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Re: Washington Capitals 2011-2012 Thread
« Reply #33: October 07, 2011, 11:12:14 AM »
Ah, I see...I've been avoiding the various Caps boards for several years now...more testosterone than an Andrew Dice Clay show.

It's actually a popular nickname for Coach Boo-Boo on the Bumper Boards.


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Re: Washington Capitals 2011-2012 Thread
« Reply #34: October 07, 2011, 11:50:08 AM »
Ah, I see...I've been avoiding the various Caps boards for several years now...more testosterone than an Andrew Dice Clay show.



Ditto, so frustrating, too many trolls.


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Re: Washington Capitals 2011-2012 Thread
« Reply #35: October 07, 2011, 08:23:34 PM »
Who's going tomorrow?

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Re: Washington Capitals 2011-2012 Thread
« Reply #36: October 08, 2011, 01:38:01 PM »
Is it 7:00 yet?!?

Offline BerkeleyNat

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Re: Washington Capitals 2011-2012 Thread
« Reply #37: October 08, 2011, 01:54:28 PM »
Go Caps! I can't believe that hockey season is here already. My life is complete once again...........

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Re: Washington Capitals 2011-2012 Thread
« Reply #38: October 08, 2011, 02:22:16 PM »
GOTTA GET READY TO GO!

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Re: Washington Capitals 2011-2012 Thread
« Reply #39: October 08, 2011, 06:47:37 PM »
They should ask Bethesda Softworks for the Skyrim Theme to use in the intro video.

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Re: Washington Capitals 2011-2012 Thread
« Reply #40: October 08, 2011, 07:44:35 PM »
424 K 3. GO CAPS!

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Re: Washington Capitals 2011-2012 Thread
« Reply #41: October 09, 2011, 12:10:35 AM »
424 K 3. GO CAPS!

Does not compute...

Offline Bloo

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Re: Washington Capitals 2011-2012 Thread
« Reply #42: October 09, 2011, 12:56:07 AM »
So far so good.

Offline CALSGR8

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Re: Washington Capitals 2011-2012 Thread
« Reply #43: October 09, 2011, 10:50:32 AM »
Does not compute...

Sorry, it was my seat location in case someone wanted to find me.

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Re: Washington Capitals 2011-2012 Thread
« Reply #44: October 09, 2011, 11:13:14 AM »
The new hat I'll be stylin at some Caps Games this winter!  OHHH YEAH!

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Re: Washington Capitals 2011-2012 Thread
« Reply #45: October 09, 2011, 11:15:38 AM »
The new hat I'll be stylin at some Caps Games this winter!  OHHH YEAH!


Ain't tellin' ya how to wear your brim but I'd have it up all the way around in the style of a pork pie.    That is a nice hat.

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Re: Washington Capitals 2011-2012 Thread
« Reply #46: October 09, 2011, 11:53:57 AM »
424 K 3. GO CAPS!

ohh haha i was 424 P 18


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Re: Washington Capitals 2011-2012 Thread
« Reply #47: October 10, 2011, 07:17:14 PM »
Great job by Johansson on that goal. Very nice. 1-1

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Re: Washington Capitals 2011-2012 Thread
« Reply #48: October 10, 2011, 08:34:43 PM »
We have a black guy?!?!?!

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« Reply #49: October 10, 2011, 09:10:06 PM »
We have a black guy?!?!?!

Yes.  Ward.  Wears number 42.  Hmmm wonder why?  Seriously?  A Jackie Robinson reference?