Caps Clinch a Play-Off Berth

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Postby welch » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:47 pm

Yes!!!!!!

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Postby langleyparkjoe » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:28 pm

ROUND 2 BABBBBBAAAAYYYYY !!!!
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Postby Countertrey » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:40 pm

Off to an even bigger heartbreak opportunity...

That was an awfully good series... that's the way it should be...
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Postby langleyparkjoe » Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:22 pm

I told my wife, after Ward had scored.."I guess the Caps will celebrate with fried chicken"!!!

She called me a racist.. as I went into the kitchen and ate my Popeyes.

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Postby Countertrey » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:43 pm

langleyparkjoe wrote:I told my wife, after Ward had scored.."I guess the Caps will celebrate with fried chicken"!!!

She called me a racist.. as I went into the kitchen and ate my Popeyes.

:lol:
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Postby DarthMonk » Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:05 am

Countertrey wrote:
langleyparkjoe wrote:I told my wife, after Ward had scored.."I guess the Caps will celebrate with fried chicken"!!!

She called me a racist.. as I went into the kitchen and ate my Popeyes.

:lol:
Your wife is brilliant.

I like her.


Tempting ...

Nevermind.

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Postby DarthMonk » Thu May 10, 2012 9:06 am

One more win. C'mon, baby!
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Postby Countertrey » Thu May 10, 2012 9:25 am

Ahhhh... those wiley Caps... raising expectations once again... only to...

someone should point out to them that such torment is morally reprehensible...
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Postby Red_One43 » Sat May 12, 2012 4:16 pm

I was content with the Caps beating the 2 seeded Bruins in Round 1, but it won't mean anything unless they beat the 1 seeded Rangers tonight.

Caps will do it tonight!

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Postby Red_One43 » Sun May 13, 2012 2:51 am

Red_One43 wrote:I was content with the Caps beating the 2 seeded Bruins in Round 1, but it won't mean anything unless they beat the 1 seeded Rangers tonight.

Caps will do it tonight!


But then again - maybe not. :(

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Postby DarthMonk » Sun May 13, 2012 8:58 am

Red_One43 wrote:
Red_One43 wrote:I was content with the Caps beating the 2 seeded Bruins in Round 1, but it won't mean anything unless they beat the 1 seeded Rangers tonight.

Caps will do it tonight!


But then again - maybe not. :(


Taking a little stock here:

Caps = very good

Wiz = still suck but seeing a little light. Winning the lotto would be nice. Is it Ernie's personel moves or the coaches he picks? A lot of our guys seem to play well elsewhere.

Nats = very good. If they can slow down the injuries they can beat anyone in the postseason. Best staff in baseball with perhaps the best manager.

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Postby Red_One43 » Sun May 13, 2012 12:35 pm

^I think the Caps can hold their heads up high for their performance in the play-offs. They played inconsistently all season long and seemed to finally adjust to the coaching style of Hunter just in time for the play-offs.

The big question is will Hunter be back.

"It's the right way to play, to win," he said. Next year we'll … you know, you can … you know, start off and that's your goal. To win."
"We" to "you" was an interesting transition. Will there be a next year for Hunter?


I hope that Hunter's first choice of "we" of "you" is an indication that he is coming back. My Canadian relatives are telling me that it is not a clear cut choice - London Knights are big time, similar to a Division I football school. Division I football schools produce future professional football players. The Junior A league in Canada produces future professional NHL players - 54% of the NHL players come from the Canadian Hockey League - 20% of the NHL players come from the London Knights' Ontario Hockey league a division of the the Canadian Hockey League. These players in the CHL are age 15-20. Hunter has to decide does he want to stay with the young guys or the seasoned vets. That seems similar to decision a big time college coach must make - it is not a given that the highest level is the place for every one.

If Hunter comes back, with a few personnel moves to get Hunter's type of players and the Caps should be right back up there next year.

If we get another coach with a difference philosophy than Hunter's? Who knows what will happen.

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Postby Red_One43 » Sun May 13, 2012 4:41 pm

Bittersweet night for Dale Hunter.

His London Knights won the Ontario Hockey League Championship last night. Now they go on to the national play-offs.


The Knights won the best-of-seven final 4-1 and claimed just the second J. Ross Robertson Cup in franchise history. They will open their quest for the Memorial Cup on Friday against the defending CHL champion Saint John Sea Dogs.

London won the Memorial Cup in its only other appearance when it hosted the tournament in 2005.

“With such a young group of players, we didn’t think we would win this early,” said Mark Hunter, head coach, general manager and vice-president of the Knights. “We also knew, though, that we had the right players in the mix like (Jarred) Tinordi, Harry (Scott Harrington), Seth Griffith, Vladdy (Vladislav Namestnikov), and of course (goalie) Michael Houser.


Mark Hunter is Dale's brother.


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Postby Red_One43 » Sun May 13, 2012 4:52 pm

Mark and Dale Hunter — two farming brothers from Petrolia, Ont., who made it big in the NHL — co-own and run the London Knights, the jewel franchise of the Ontario Hockey League.

Dale, of course, was the team’s long-time coach, but moved on in mid-season to coach the Washington Capitals, one of the NHL teams he played for. Speculation persists that Dale will return to the Knights as early as next season



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Postby ATX_Skins » Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:50 pm

I really hope this isnt true. I like the way he managed the team this year. They fought hard.
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