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#241 loutswings

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 09:42 PM

Damnit, Caps tied the game..

We need them to lose in OT. 



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Posted 30 March 2014 - 09:42 PM

Some of the higher teams whose standing in the playoff seeding can't change might let up on the gas so those tough games might not be that tough.  They might rest starters or go with backup goalie.  



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Posted 30 March 2014 - 09:49 PM

Some of the higher teams whose standing in the playoff seeding can't change might let up on the gas so those tough games might not be that tough.  They might rest starters or go with backup goalie.  

Not everyone does that. You have to remember some teams are still battling for top seeds and also want to go into the playoffs on a high note. It's ok to rest guys but teams like Boston and St. Louis will still play hard. 



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Posted 30 March 2014 - 09:56 PM

Caps lose in shootout



#245 loutswings

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 09:57 PM

Caps lose in shootout

I will take that! Better than 2 pts for them. 



#246 rick zombo

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 09:57 PM

Yup. Caps only get one point. We have a nice 3 point lead on Washington right now, and 4 on Toronto. Good times!!!!!!!!


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Posted 30 March 2014 - 09:58 PM

Plus we have ROW over both of them



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Posted 30 March 2014 - 09:59 PM

Yup. Caps only get one point. We have a nice 3 point lead on Washington right now, and 4 on Toronto. Good times!!!!!!!!

Washington has Dallas next. Another playoff bubble team. Hopefully, the Stars take them to the wood shed. 



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Posted 30 March 2014 - 10:05 PM

Not everyone does that. You have to remember some teams are still battling for top seeds and also want to go into the playoffs on a high note. It's ok to rest guys but teams like Boston and St. Louis will still play hard. 

 

Mr. post happy top prospect, read my post ... didn't I say 'some'?  


Edited by RedWingsRox, 30 March 2014 - 10:06 PM.


#250 loutswings

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 10:21 PM

 

Mr. post happy top prospect, read my post ... didn't I say 'some'?  

Sorry Mr. Hall of Famer! Don't get your panties in a bunch!



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 10:02 AM

Our 7 games left offers us a maybe easier route than we think;

In reality Pens, Bruins and the Blues have locked up their places already, and apart from a complete meltdown the Habs are in as well. By the time we play the Canes they will be ought of the running which leaves 2 games against the worst team in the NHL i the Sabres, so all in all it should be plain sailing. ?


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#252 marcaractac

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 10:16 AM

Our 7 games left offers us a maybe easier route than we think;

In reality Pens, Bruins and the Blues have locked up their places already, and apart from a complete meltdown the Habs are in as well. By the time we play the Canes they will be ought of the running which leaves 2 games against the worst team in the NHL i the Sabres, so all in all it should be plain sailing. ?

 

By the time we play the Pens we should have players back, and they will be Malkinless. Bruins and Blues are not gonna sit back. Those are two teams hell bent on playing at a high level going into the playoffs. The Bruins had a scare last year from coasting into the first round. They won't make that mistake again. Habs are playing well. Should be able to match them with a couple more bodies back in the lineup.

 

Teams like the Canes and Sabres are the ones you gotta be careful with this time of year. Teams out of the hunt love to play spoiler, and there are always players who are playing for jobs next season. 

 

In the end, it will be great to steal a point vs the Bruins and Blues. Gotta escape those games without any injuries. Blues game especially will be a good game to get ready for the first round. Bad news if making the playoffs comes down to that game though. 

 

Pens I think the Wings will give them all they can handle. Could go either way really.  The game with the Habs would be very nice to win. Wings are definitely capable, as we came close last time while not playing well at all. Sabres and Canes are my biggest worry. They HAVE to show up and not take them lightly. Losing those games could be costly.



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 10:33 AM

I wonder how the game with the Pens might go.  Currently, that is the most likely 1st round matchup.  Will the Pens go all out, wanting to get confidence for the playoffs, will they play a little bit differently than they plan on playing in the first round as to not tip their hand, etc.  With Malkin out, it's going to look different anyway (that said, no guarantee he's ready to go by playoffs).



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 10:51 AM

I predicted the finish of the three other teams realistically in the race and believe the number to beat is 88, meaning in the next 7 games we need 4 points or better. I predict the following outcomes to the following games

 

Caps;

vs Stars - L

@ Devils- W

@ NYI- W

@ Blues- L

@ Hurricanes- W

vs Hawks- L

vs Lightning- OTL

 

Leafs:

vs Flames - W

vs Bruins- L

vs Jets- OTL

@ Lightning- L

@ Panthers- W

@ Senators- W

 

Jackets:

vs Avs- OTL

@ Flyers- W

vs Hawks- OTL

vs NYI- W

vs PHX- L

@ Stars- W

@ Lightning- L

@ Panthers- W

 

Devils:

vs Panthers- W

@Sabres- W

vs Capitals- L

@Hurricanes-W

vs Flames- OTL

@Senators- L

vs Islanders- W

vs Bruins- L

 

Senators:

vs Hurricanes- OTL

vs Islanders- W

vs Canadiens- L

@Rangers- L

@Islanders- W

vs Devils- W

vs Leafs- L

@Penguins- W

 

Hurricanes:

@Senators- W

@Penguins- L

vs Stars- L

vs Devils- L

@Rangers- L

vs Capitals- OTL

@Red Wings- ?

@Flyers- W

 

With these predictions the following is how the teams around us will finish up. 

 

CBJ- 92

Caps- 88

TOR- 87

NJ-86

OTT- 85

Car- 80



#255 L3T5G0W1NG5

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 06:25 PM

OP updated.



#256 8 Legged RedWing

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 07:04 PM

Florida is getting slaughtered by the Devils right now.



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 07:34 PM

The Devils are more in it than I'd thought. Their remaining schedule is a friggin' cakewalk.


Edited by Dabura, 31 March 2014 - 07:36 PM.

Don't Toews me, bro!


#258 T.Low

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 01:27 AM

The Devils are more in it than I'd thought. Their remaining schedule is a friggin' cakewalk.




Brunner is 3 pts away from tying his lockout shortened Red Wings totals.

#259 Euro_Twins

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 05:04 AM

Brunner is 3 pts away from tying his lockout shortened Red Wings totals.


Lol.

Also the devils are about as in it as Toronto is.

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 07:24 AM

Yea the Devils, Sens, and Leafs basically have to win out to have any real chance.





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