Crabcake47

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  1. Unfortunately, you've hit the nail on the head. This Caps team is worse than last year's imo, especially in defense. The Caps can't count on their PK completely shutting down the Penguins' power play to nullify all the dumb penalties they took in the series. I can't see this series going 7.
  2. Or what new ways McGuire discovers to fawn over Crosby.
  3. GG Jackets. Great series, you guys showed a lot of tenacity and are a really exciting, young team which are not necessarily adjectives I thought I’d use to describe a Torts-led team. If you’d played anyone else I would’ve rooted for you lot. Hope you do well in the future.
  4. Chandler Stephenson with an absolute beauty of a shorthanded goal.
  5. I love Doc Emerick, but I’d take Forslund-Olczyk-Micheletti any day if it means not having to listen to Pierre McGuire. Also that was a bologna penalty on Seth Jones and I’m not afraid to admit it.
  6. As a Caps fan it’s hard to get excited for Caps-Pens part infinity
  7. HUGE shocker as the refs blow an obvious tripping call on Pittsburgh and they take a 2 goal lead seconds later. And the NBCSN crew is trying to justify it. Sickening.
  8. 2018 NBA Post Season

    It was an exaggeration. Plus, my post wasn't really about you saying that. It was about contrasting the styles between you and jmac. For example... This is a very rah-rah kind of post, celebrating how good the Sixers are and stating it very matter of fact-ly. It's optimism and it's not super reserved either. Which is fine, you have a good basketball team, celebrate it. But it's a marked contrast to this... Which is a bit more subdued and slightly more pessimistic. I wasn't trying to get on you. Just making an observation, albeit exaggerating for some comedic effect which may or may not have landed.
  9. 2018 NBA Post Season

    Jmac’s realistic, slightly pessimistic Philly fandom is the perfect foil to BBTV’s “BEN SIMMONS IS THE GOAT” fandom.
  10. 2018 NBA Post Season

    Never would have thought the Pelicans would have looked so good. They seem like a fun team and it’s always great to see new blood. Also, great to see Minnesota do so well and win a playoff game. I’m still kinda rooting for the Rockets though as they seem like our best anti-Golden State bet, although maybe not if this series is anything to go by so far.
  11. Bobrovsky is ridiculous. Saved some golden opportunities in OT. EDIT: Not that one! Backstrom tips it in for the OT dub.
  12. Matt freaking Calvert has 3 goals in this series. Tells you all you need to know. Also Capital One Arena sounds like a morgue right now. Nervousness is palpable.
  13. Just realized Colorado’s goalie is that Hamburglar dude that was really good for like a half of a season in Ottawa. Always wondered what happened to him.
  14. Hit the nail on the head. Also the reason we don’t think about the Caps-Rangers series happening so often is because they were essentially random iirc. They just happened to match up with each other. These Caps-Pens series feel very calculated and deliberate by the league.
  15. I don’t think the NHL actually hates the Caps (I’m pretty sure you were being sarcastic but I’m going to act like you weren’t because this is a great platform for one of my complaints against the league). I think the NHL designed a playoff system that gave them as many divisional matchups as possible during the playoffs, and it juuuuust so happens that Caps-Pens is usually one of them. With Pittsburgh winning. Every. Single. Time.
  16. International Football 2017-2018

    Well said sir. For all the stick he gets, Wenger deserves a tremendous amount of credit and respect for what he did at Arsenal and for what he did for English football in general. As an American who didn't start to get into the Premier League until 2014 (and there was a learning curve as well), Wenger has been a bit of a meme for most of my time as a football fan. But I pick up on football history enough to understand that he was one of the greats.
  17. This postseason is a complete lose-lose for Caps fans. Either we lose in the first round after already taking the lead in every one of the games in the series so far, or we somehow show some resiliency and some fight and some mental fortitude to overcome Games 1 & 2 only to run into the Caps-postseason buzzsaw that is the Pittsburgh Penguins in Round 2.
  18. International Football 2017-2018

    Arsene Wenger will leave Arsenal at the end of the season. Over to you @officeglenn!
  19. 2018 NFL Offseason

    I’m sorry, but to me the NFL schedule release is the most overhyped, overblown event in the NFL offseason. It doesn’t deserve anywhere near the attention it gets.
  20. Jacksonville Jaguars Unveil Stripped-Down Uniforms

    I made fun of people that pooped on new uniforms just because they’re new previously, but these are pretty bland and boring. Lack of a number outline is bad as well imo.
  21. This is where I stand on Vegas' success as well. I've never been a fan of an expansion team, so I can't relate to say a McCarthy or chcarlson23 and the pain they had to experience as they saw their teams slowly work their way up. But it's pretty cool to see an expansion team do so well, even if it was handed to them on a silver platter.
  22. I'm not really hopeful that we'll win the series; I've almost come to accept the first round elimination and have begun to prefer it over a second round elimination to Pittsburgh. I'm more just relieved that we won't be swept in OT in all four games, because at this point there's nothing to suggest that every game won't go to OT.