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Re: 2021-22 Washington Capitals
« Reply #300: December 24, 2021, 08:55:29 PM »

January 27th Caps game is postponed...

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Re: 2021-22 Washington Capitals
« Reply #301: December 24, 2021, 09:35:25 PM »
January 27th Caps game is postponed...
January or December?

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« Reply #302: December 24, 2021, 11:41:58 PM »

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Re: 2021-22 Washington Capitals
« Reply #303: December 29, 2021, 08:30:14 PM »
Wild game. And not the Minny Wild.

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Re: 2021-22 Washington Capitals
« Reply #304: December 30, 2021, 09:16:04 AM »
Looking at the advanced stats the Caps seem due for a regression in the coming weeks.

https://moneypuck.com/team.htm

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Re: 2021-22 Washington Capitals
« Reply #305: December 30, 2021, 12:50:55 PM »
Looking at the advanced age the Caps seem due for a regression in the coming weeks.

https://moneypuck.com/team.htm

They need a nap

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Re: 2021-22 Washington Capitals
« Reply #306: December 30, 2021, 01:14:34 PM »
Any analysis that puts the VGK in the "good"/"fun" category is probably a contender for the Ig Nobel Prize.

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Re: 2021-22 Washington Capitals
« Reply #307: December 31, 2021, 10:03:18 PM »

This Ovechkin cat is really, really good at scoring...

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Re: 2021-22 Washington Capitals
« Reply #308: January 02, 2022, 04:25:15 PM »
Caps' morning skate must have been in an opium den. 

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Re: 2021-22 Washington Capitals
« Reply #309: January 02, 2022, 05:46:24 PM »
Caps are total underachievers in 3:3.  Ah well, a point's a point.

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Re: 2021-22 Washington Capitals
« Reply #310: January 02, 2022, 09:08:53 PM »
The Caps showed as much urgency in overtime as they do on power plays.

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Re: 2021-22 Washington Capitals
« Reply #311: January 04, 2022, 04:18:23 PM »
In ex-Caps news, Bruce Boudreau has the Canucks playing out of their minds right now. 

Since I'm a dirty dual-loyalty fan and the 'nucks are my second team, this makes me happy, although I quickly get sad when I realize they're just going to choke spectacularly in the playoffs (if they make it).

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Re: 2021-22 Washington Capitals
« Reply #312: January 05, 2022, 01:10:25 AM »
May they meet in June
In ex-Caps news, Bruce Boudreau has the Canucks playing out of their minds right now. 

Since I'm a dirty dual-loyalty fan and the 'nucks are my second team, this makes me happy, although I quickly get sad when I realize they're just going to choke spectacularly in the playoffs (if they make it).

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Re: 2021-22 Washington Capitals
« Reply #313: January 05, 2022, 03:09:23 PM »
The Caps ought to play to continue the tie in Overtime. I'm not sure how they could do it, but they are better off taking their chances in a shootout.

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« Reply #314: January 05, 2022, 03:46:39 PM »
The Caps ought to play to continue the tie in Overtime. I'm not sure how they could do it, but they are better off taking their chances in a shootout.

Coaches don't normally do that because shootout wins are excluded at one stage of the procedure for breaking ties. Assuming two teams are tied in the standings and have played an equal number of games, the first tiebreaker is regulation wins (exclude both OT and shootout wins). If that doesn't break the tie, the second tiebreaker is "regulation or overtime wins" (exclude only shootout wins), which is shown in the "ROW" column you see in most NHL standings tables.

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Re: 2021-22 Washington Capitals
« Reply #315: January 05, 2022, 04:35:41 PM »
Coaches don't normally do that because shootout wins are excluded at one stage of the procedure for breaking ties. Assuming two teams are tied in the standings and have played an equal number of games, the first tiebreaker is regulation wins (exclude both OT and shootout wins). If that doesn't break the tie, the second tiebreaker is "regulation or overtime wins" (exclude only shootout wins), which is shown in the "ROW" column you see in most NHL standings tables.
Sergei Federov who coaches the CSKA Moscow team in the KHL (basically the old Red Army team) has pulled his goalie in 3 on 3 OTs on a couple of occasions. The flip side of that approach.

https://russianmachineneverbreaks.com/2021/12/09/sergei-fedorov-wins-2-consecutive-games-for-cska-after-pulling-his-goaltender-during-3-on-3-overtime-i-am-not-a-fan-of-shootouts/

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Re: 2021-22 Washington Capitals
« Reply #316: January 05, 2022, 04:46:38 PM »
That is very Fedorov  :pimp:   

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Re: 2021-22 Washington Capitals
« Reply #317: January 05, 2022, 05:04:30 PM »
Sergei Federov who coaches the CSKA Moscow team in the KHL (basically the old Red Army team) has pulled his goalie in 3 on 3 OTs on a couple of occasions. The flip side of that approach.

https://russianmachineneverbreaks.com/2021/12/09/sergei-fedorov-wins-2-consecutive-games-for-cska-after-pulling-his-goaltender-during-3-on-3-overtime-i-am-not-a-fan-of-shootouts/

You won't likely see that in the NHL because the NHL rulebook provides that if you pull your goalie during overtime for any reason other than a delayed penalty and the other team then scores, you forfeit the standings point you would have gotten for an overtime loss. (You can still have a goal scored on you if you pull your goalie for a delayed penalty and then one of your players accidentally puts the puck into his own net. I saw the Hurricanes do that against the Capitals once, but it wasn't in overtime.)


Edited to add: I hadn't looked at the article when I made that comment and I see they address that issue.

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Re: 2021-22 Washington Capitals
« Reply #318: January 07, 2022, 08:27:59 PM »
Saw the caps’ echl affiliate play against the predators’ affiliate at the hertz arena in ft myers. I highly recommend catching a game for anyone in the area. Beautiful 7k seat arena and a fantastic experience

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Re: 2021-22 Washington Capitals
« Reply #319: January 09, 2022, 01:11:05 PM »
Everblades beat the Stingrays 8-3, only Terry Silver beat the stingray worse. 

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Re: 2021-22 Washington Capitals
« Reply #320: January 09, 2022, 03:38:29 PM »
Bring them up here, couldn't hurt.  Hell, some random jai alai players would have been better than the Caps power play last night. 

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Re: 2021-22 Washington Capitals
« Reply #321: January 09, 2022, 06:23:24 PM »
Sport of kings.

Bring them up here, couldn't hurt.  Hell, some random jai alai players would have been better than the Caps power play last night.

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Re: 2021-22 Washington Capitals
« Reply #322: January 09, 2022, 06:36:41 PM »
Everblades close out the series with a 5-2 on Saturday.

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Re: 2021-22 Washington Capitals
« Reply #323: January 09, 2022, 07:50:56 PM »
Sport of kings.
Gostisbehere's father was a french jai lai player. 

From Wikipedia

Gostisbehere was born on April 20, 1993, in Pembroke Pines, Florida.[3] His father Regis was born in France, but moved to Florida in the hopes of becoming a professional jai alai player. It was there that he met Gostisbehere’s mother, Christine, who was working at the local jai alai venue. When Gostisbehere was two years old, his father suffered a career-ending eye injury.[4] Gostisbehere’s sister was a figure skater, and he would accompany her at the local ice rink, which sparked his interest in ice hockey.[5] His maternal grandfather, Denis Brodeur, was a Québécois hockey player for a traveling hockey league based in West Palm Beach, Florida, and he began teaching his grandson how to skate when Gostisbehere was three years old.[6]


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Re: 2021-22 Washington Capitals
« Reply #324: January 09, 2022, 07:51:34 PM »
Everblades close out the series with a 5-2 on Saturday.
Stingrays are here in Orlando Monday.  Solar Bears.  They play where the Magic plays its games.