SabresRule7361

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  1. Biggest mistake the Coyotes ever made was leaving America West Arena for Glendale. They left right in the heart of downtown Phoenix for somewhere way away from the heart of the city.
  2. SabresRule7361

    2018 NBA Post Season

    The Capitals, Eagles, and Astros were far from big favorites to win their respective championships Philly was projected as a 9-10 win Wild Card team, but everyone loved Dallas/Giants in the NFC East- Eagles were certainly no Super Bowl favorite. Astros were probably picked to maybe win their division, but they were far from a World Series favorite. Capitals given all their playoff woes were written off as a Cup threat given the great teams they had and lost with. Crabcake was probably not as optimistic on this Caps team going into the postseason. Contrast that with Golden State. In other major sports, being the favorite or having the most talented team guarantees nothing (Steelers had most Pro Bowlers, Lightning most NHL All Stars..... we saw what happened to them) But with Golden State.... it's a different story. It is as simple as relying on fewer players, lack of variance? Things like a bad bullpen, turnovers, puck luck, goalies can derail you in other sports. The Eagles needed a goal line stand and some clutch 4th down heroics along the way in their playoff run. The Astros had a lot of ups and downs. The Capitals had so many things to conquer (Down 0-2 to Columbus, Pittsburgh ghosts, potential choke to Tampa, trying to not blow a 3-1 series lead). With Golden State.... Chris Paul injury aside, not the same. The Astros had 5 All Stars last year, but it isn’t viewed the same as Golden State’s FOUR All Stars. Why so? Houston relied on a group of great players playing as a collective team unit, Philly played the underdog role, Washington was fueled by Ovechkin's burning desire and this team enjoyed not being the trendy favorite for once. And it kinda showed after they won. When the Caps won- ZOMG CAPS THEY DID IT When the Eagles won- ZOMG THE EAGLES FINALLY DID IT THEY BEAT NEW ENGLAND When the Astros- HOUSTON FINALLY WON Warriors- oh they won again And the emotional contrast between the Dubs/Caps alone in less than 24 hours.....
  3. SabresRule7361

    2018 NBA Post Season

    I hope those two Finals home games were worth it for Cleveland. After what I saw tonight, the Boston Celtics deserved this a hell of a lot more. The better team lost the East Finals. Cavs would have been better off losing early.
  4. The 2006 Colts were not even a top 5 Manning-led Indy team. And they had to play a Wild Card game, no first round bye! And THEY won a Super Bowl. Hell, they had to win their final game just to get the 3 seed over New England.
  5. SabresRule7361

    2018 NBA Post Season

    The Caps and Cavs both blew winnable game 1's and yet the way they reacted after that could not have been more opposite.
  6. SabresRule7361

    2018 NBA Post Season

    This was basically the opposite of the Caps celebration last night. Complete opposite ends of the spectrum.
  7. Interestingly, this spring had the fewest overtime games (10) since 2000 (9). And 5 of this year’s OT games involved the Caps. First Time since 1997 we had no overtime games in the conference finals/Cup Finals.
  8. SabresRule7361

    2018 NBA Post Season

    Gonna be interesting to see how, assuming GSW sweeps like we all think they will, they celebrate compared to the Capitals (and especially Ovy)
  9. SabresRule7361

    2018 NBA Post Season

    It's amazing how different the inevitable Warriors championship celebration will be from what we just saw from the Caps.
  10. Maybe it's fitting that Eller scored the winning goal considering he started everything with that wacky 2OT goal.
  11. Who do you think feels more WHY DID I LEAVE THE CAPS right now- Alzner, Justin Williams, or Shattenkirk?
  12. People talk about defining moments in a Stanley Cup Final. THAT was a defining moment for all-time. And now we can say it- biggest DC sports moment since Riggins' 4th down SB run .
  13. When was the last time a team without home-ice advantage lost game 1 on the road, won 4 straight, and clinched a Cup on the road?
  14. I thought Kuznetsov was going to win the Conn Smythe. 30 points is 30 points.
  15. I think we can pretty much confirm the turning point of this series. THAT save, game 2.
  16. THE CAPS ACTUALLY DID THE THING
  17. DO THE HOCKEY THING TONIGHT CAPS
  18. SabresRule7361

    2018 NBA Post Season

    It’s amazing how NBA talent is different from NHL talent. The more talented team damn near ALWAYS wins in basketball. meanwhile, I could argue the more talented teams both lost in the NHL Conference Finals.
  19. The expansion Vegas Golden Knights however are NOT those teams (quality Islander/Penguin/Ranger teams)
  20. SabresRule7361

    2018 NBA Post Season

    It's insane how much coverage JR Smith is going to get for whatever the heck he did compared to the coverage Holtby got for that save last night. I intentionally missed the game. Apparently a lot of things happened.
  21. SabresRule7361

    2018 NBA Post Season

    Holtby's save > Whatever the heck JR Smith supposedly did