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Re: Capitals 2023-24
« Reply #175: March 20, 2024, 12:03:15 PM »
Word on Twitter (repeating what TSN reported) is that former Caps player Chris Simon just killed himself at age 52. Apparently he was showing signs of CTE.

Terrible news. RIP

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« Reply #176: March 20, 2024, 06:34:46 PM »
Caps have the Leafs and Canes upcoming starting tonight.  They catch a bit of a break getting both teams on the second night of back to backs.  Of course the Leafs may be angry after losing last night. 

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« Reply #177: March 20, 2024, 10:37:17 PM »
Two goals for Ovie!  49 back now. 

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« Reply #178: March 21, 2024, 06:26:44 PM »

I would not be the least surprised if Wilson was not suspended for all or most of the rest of the season for that stick to the face he dealt out last night...6 games minimum...guessing more...

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« Reply #179: March 21, 2024, 08:02:27 PM »
I would not be the least surprised if Wilson was not suspended for all or most of the rest of the season for that stick to the face he dealt out last night...6 games minimum...guessing more...
It was a really dumb play.  I guess that is what he does.

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« Reply #180: March 21, 2024, 08:13:06 PM »
It was a really dumb play.  I guess that is what he does.

Never seen anything quite like that before...some worse, sure...but dumb is the right word...

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« Reply #181: March 22, 2024, 08:36:01 AM »
He has an in-person hearing via videoconference this afternoon. In-person hearing means they can (but don't have to) suspend him for six or more games.

Really came out of nowhere—he hadn't done anything to warrant league discipline for several years now. While he's not a "repeat offender" as defined in the CBA, that status has to do with how they calculate the financial aspect of suspending a player. Someone who isn't a repeat offender has the withheld pay calculated based on the number of calendar days from the beginning of the season to the end of the season. Someone who is a repeat offender has it calculated based on the number of games in a season. So suppose a player is suspended for six games, and suppose there are 190 calendar days in the season. The non–repeat offender sees 6/190 of his salary withheld. The repeat offender has 6/82 withheld (82 games in a season). "Repeat offender" status doesn't affect the process of determining whether, and for how long, to suspend a player—the league considers all prior discipline in that decision, and one reason for it is that the players' union always cites a player's entire prior record in arguing for less discipline if a player is one who hasn't been suspended before. The league's position is that if the union wants a player's whole career record considered for purposes of arguing against suspension, then you have to consider his whole record for all aspects of the decision. (It's the goose-gander principle, in other words.)

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« Reply #182: March 22, 2024, 09:21:58 AM »
Vicious and unnecessary stick to the face.  Obviously intentional.  They are going to throw the book at Wilson. Or whatever they use nowadays.

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Re: Capitals 2023-24
« Reply #183: March 22, 2024, 09:56:46 AM »
He has an in-person hearing via videoconference this afternoon. In-person hearing means they can (but don't have to) suspend him for six or more games.

Really came out of nowhere—he hadn't done anything to warrant league discipline for several years now.
This did surprise me. He's moved away from being just a goon to being a goon who can play to just a guy you don't mess with but does not head hunt.

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« Reply #184: March 22, 2024, 12:01:40 PM »
Wilson only played 33 games last year.  Hard to get suspended when you’re not playing.  This incident was like death and taxes. Inevitable. 

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« Reply #185: March 22, 2024, 12:34:13 PM »
He wasn't suspended the season before that one and played 78 games that year.

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« Reply #186: March 22, 2024, 12:35:33 PM »
He wasn't suspended the season before that one and played 78 games that year.
Inevitable.  He’s trying to stay out of trouble but just cannot. 

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« Reply #187: March 22, 2024, 07:17:11 PM »

Willy get's 6 games...

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« Reply #188: March 22, 2024, 07:21:33 PM »

They should spend the money they saved on Kuzy's contract to buyout Kuemper...he's killed this team...

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« Reply #189: March 22, 2024, 08:09:05 PM »
Three years since his last big issue.

This did surprise me. He's moved away from being just a goon to being a goon who can play to just a guy you don't mess with but does not head hunt.

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« Reply #190: March 22, 2024, 09:24:18 PM »

Kuemper pulled after giving up 4 in 2 periods.  Only his 3rd start in something like the last 15 games...and hopefully his last...

4-4 about halfway thru the 3rd...the Captain with his 24th tonight...

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« Reply #191: March 22, 2024, 10:15:42 PM »

Charlie comes thru and Caps win 7-6 in a shootout with the winner I. Round 5 by Strome...exciting game, and without Willy, Oshbabe and Pro...

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« Reply #192: March 23, 2024, 08:24:30 AM »
Did not see that.  12 goals overall in regulation on just 52 shots.  :shock:

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« Reply #193: March 24, 2024, 03:31:07 PM »

Nice win today...the Wings game this week will be big.  I realize they are likely one and done if they do make the playoff's, but somehow, I think, just making it will go a long way for this group going forward...

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« Reply #194: March 24, 2024, 03:43:03 PM »
Nice win today...the Wings game this week will be big.  I realize they are likely one and done if they do make the playoff's, but somehow, I think, just making it will go a long way for this group going forward...
And more revenue for Ted!!  Will be at least three more years until he gets any playoff money from the Wizards. Dude obviously is having a tough time and needs the money.

Ovie with two goals.  He is hot. 

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« Reply #195: March 24, 2024, 04:55:37 PM »
Ryan Zimmerman was in the suite directly behind us along with Backstrom and the Oshie family.

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« Reply #196: March 24, 2024, 10:25:10 PM »
We were looking for corn in dung up in the 400s but nevertheless did notice a lot of luminaries in the house.
Ryan Zimmerman was in the suite directly behind us along with Backstrom and the Oshie family.

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« Reply #197: March 24, 2024, 11:16:40 PM »
Flyers lost today as well

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« Reply #198: March 27, 2024, 01:44:19 AM »
This team isn’t going to have to rebuild.   Our last two trade deadlines were brilliant.   FA this offseason is going to be huge

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« Reply #199: March 28, 2024, 07:46:02 PM »

That was one dreadful first period...