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SaucyJack

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  1. Game 2: Bruins had the moxie at the end of the 3rd; then took advantage of the failed clearance in the first minute of OT. Hate to see it as a Caps fan but not surprised to see the Bruins being the team to respond in the clutch. Sticking with the Bruins in six prediction. Hope I’m wrong. Can’t get the head and heart in the same place on this.
  2. Is it too much to ask that the Caps somehow win this series with each of four goaltenders getting a win? Maybe tonite they pull Anderson after falling way behind, then comeback to get Pheonix Copley the win? Then They lose twice then a game 5 win for Samsonov then Vanacek healed enough for a game 7? Sorry I guess Letterman was wrong you can make this stuff up.
  3. Thought I would ‘transfer’ my post of yesterday in the other place, to here. ———————— For most of the year, the debate on which young Caps goalie, Ilya Samsonov or Vitek Vanacek, would lead the team in the playoffs, remained unresolved. The consensus was not to go out of the way to trade for yet another netminder. So...if you had 39-years and 359-days old backup Craig Anderson being the winning goalie for playoff game 1...you are tonight’s big winner! As former late-night talk show host David Letterman wa
  4. Watching these teams sends me back to when the Caps Cats and Canes battled ‘er out with Bolts and Thrashers in the old Southeast Division. Sun Belt plus DC. A memorable 2003 first-round disappointment when Peter Bondra and the lads took the first two in Tampa, only to have Vinnie Lecavalier and Martin St Louis dominate and lead the Bolts to 4 straight wins thereafter, 3 in DC. I always thought they got the South Florida PR wrong when hockey expanded to the Sun Belt in the 90’s. How can you NOT name them the Miami Ice ?!? (Too late now. Profiles of Crockett and Tubbs on the unis
  5. Yes. Palmieri hit that puck mid-air very quickly. It takes some skill to hit it cleanly at all. But lucky it went where it did. But hockey is all about creating a 3% chance now, a 2% chance later, etc and eventually you’ll hit the jackpot. Good thing these aren’t single-game showdowns.
  6. Seriously...luck or skill on Kyle Palmieri’s OT winner? (Here you can see the puck grazing the goalie’s head; what a tiny target to shoot for.)
  7. For most of the year, the debate on which young Caps goalie, Ilya Samsonov or Vitek Vanacek, would lead the team in the playoffs, remained unresolved. The consensus was not to go out of the way to trade for yet another netminder. So...if you had 39-years and 359-days old backup Craig Anderson being the winning goalie for playoff game 1...you are tonight’s big winner! As former late-night talk show host David Letterman was frequently wont to say: “You can’t make this stuff up.”
  8. Nice to see Ovenchicken finally get some ice time practice against AHLers. We’ll wait and see how he and Backs (and Osher and Kuzy?!?) do against NHL competition this weekend. It is very strange, by the way, to see this Washington franchise offer its McDonald’s “Chicken McNugget Minute” contest, rewarding fans if the team scores in the final minute of regulation. (Which occurred in both of the last two games)... ...I mean, duh, what the heck are they thinking, this team is built around Ovie, it’s all about OVEN BAKED chicken not that Mickey D deep-fat-fried poultry!
  9. Elsewhere I misspoke saying the Caps had not defeated the Bruins in regulation this year. They did enjoy an 8-1 shellacking at Boston on April 11th. Other than that, 4 regulation losses and 2 OT “wins” (if 3-on-3 can be considered real hockey.) Advantage Bruins. Of course they play Boston in a meaningless regular season finale tomorrow night. Who would want to play, much less watch? Can they let their AHL farm teams play? Of course the bigger question is how many healthy COVID-Free Caps starters will be available once the real action starts. Terrible time of yea
  10. In recent years when events at ScotiaBank Arena did not go to Leafs’ fans pleasure, did they ever burst out in unison with a rousing chorus of ”NIIIINE-teen-SIIIX-ti-SEVV-un!” ? Also, four Cups since 1962 ain’t bad!
  11. It never fails...tell a wry ‘joke’ on the Interweb and you’ll get interpreted literally. Thanks but I knew where The Whale ended up. Buf I didn’t know about their merchandise still being sold. Crap that makes this Isner Thing way less cool than I thought it was. Shee-ittt...
  12. America’s John Isner defeated Russia’s Andrey Rublev today at the Madrid Open. This was his first defeat of a top ten tennis player in about 2 years. Isner served great. Now he has to play Dominic Thiem in a quarterfinal tomorrow. Tough task. But my concern lies elsewhere. I can’t find the forum section for the Hartford Whalers. Who can help ?!
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