Love Holtby, but Grubi has just been better. We have nothing to lose as we're not close to being the favorite this 'go round' - and we last had a 'hot goalie' in Net 20 years ago, when Olie the Goalie surprisingly took the Caps all the way to the Cup Finals.
Will be interesting to see what and how all of this unfolds. Let's Go Caps!
It is ironic that in our 'flying under the radar,' non-President's Trophy year, we get arguably the hottest club in the Eastern Conference in Round #1.
That said, we've been awfully hot in the final month and one-half as well.
Just 2 months ago, it looked like Tampa and Pittsburgh were head and shoulders better than the rest of the clubs in the East. But both have slumped in recent weeks and may not be quite so formidable when the playoffs get underway later this week.
Time will tell. There is tremendous parity in the NHL, in the Eastern Conference especially.
So much for ‘having the hot goalie’ theory. No team consistently fails in the postseason and breaks their fans’ hearts like the Washington Capitals. They languish in losing like no other franchise in pro sports. Sigh ...
Oh, and Prince Filip Forsberg coming up large with 2 goals in the 3rd period of the Preds’ win last night while Burakovsky took that brain dead penalty late in the 3rd that cost us the game? Yah - salt in the wound! Lol!
rskin72: Wonder who else was injured today. Schreff….
Oct 14, 2018 15:08:09 GMT -5
Carnack: Dunbar lost his mind
Oct 14, 2018 15:08:20 GMT -5
Carnack: still very much a WIP
Oct 14, 2018 15:08:44 GMT -5
rskin72: Yep....we are. But we need to beat Dullass and NY. The Fecals will be a tough nugget.
Oct 14, 2018 15:08:54 GMT -5
Carnack: we match up wel and play the eaglestough every year. Its teh Cowboys we have a hard time getting by
Oct 14, 2018 15:09:19 GMT -5
rskin72: AS still has some growing pains with his receivers. Just not totally in synch. And God only knows it seems like every team musters a rush against us
Oct 14, 2018 15:10:04 GMT -5
rskin72: Yea, I will agree with you about the fecals and turds....the Gits also seem to have our number
Oct 14, 2018 15:10:34 GMT -5
rskin72: Or KC's number to be specific
Oct 14, 2018 15:10:44 GMT -5
Carnack: we will at the least split with the boys and the giants this year, though I think we will sweep the giants..the Eagles are the best team in the division and we will have to bring our A game to beat them.
Oct 14, 2018 15:11:50 GMT -5
rskin72: And hopefully have some folks back from injury. Need to be at full strength....or close to it
Oct 14, 2018 15:12:33 GMT -5
Carnack: we just need to get this secondary some experience without losing....its obvious they are very raw
Oct 14, 2018 15:13:34 GMT -5
rskin72: we should sweep the Gits. Manning has looked bad. But he does have OBJ...and their rookie RB looks very good
Oct 14, 2018 15:13:35 GMT -5