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Re: Capitals @ Leafs - Apr. 4th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #30 on: April 04, 2017, 08:02:44 PM »
Zaitsev can take care of himself.

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Re: Capitals @ Leafs - Apr. 4th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #31 on: April 04, 2017, 08:04:26 PM »
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Re: Capitals @ Leafs - Apr. 4th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #32 on: April 04, 2017, 08:05:10 PM »
Hmm these Capitales are muy bueno.

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Re: Capitals @ Leafs - Apr. 4th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #33 on: April 04, 2017, 08:05:29 PM »
Not surprised but I think we can give as good as we get. Just not as often yet.

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« Reply #34 on: April 04, 2017, 08:09:07 PM »
This is the first time in while they've been bullied physically like this.

Would be nice to see some pushback, this is playoff hockey, they need to be able to play this type of game when challenged.

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« Reply #35 on: April 04, 2017, 08:12:51 PM »
I'm liking Hunwick's game tonight so far.

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Re: Capitals @ Leafs - Apr. 4th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #36 on: April 04, 2017, 08:17:42 PM »
This is the first time in while they've been bullied physically like this.

Would be nice to see some pushback, this is playoff hockey, they need to be able to play this type of game when challenged.

They'll have a better second but games like this is where we will struggle and why we have a ways to go to be an upper echelon team. Been saying it for a long time team is lacking some toughness. Although the game has changed I think it's something that is needed. Great to have skilled guys but if you don't have that grit come playoff time you're not sticking around.

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Re: Capitals @ Leafs - Apr. 4th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #37 on: April 04, 2017, 08:18:07 PM »
If Kapanen was swapped with Hyman there is a good chance we'd have seen two goals at least from the Matthews line tonight.

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« Reply #38 on: April 04, 2017, 08:30:06 PM »
This is the first time in while they've been bullied physically like this.

Would be nice to see some pushback, this is playoff hockey, they need to be able to play this type of game when challenged.

They'll have a better second but games like this is where we will struggle and why we have a ways to go to be an upper echelon team. Been saying it for a long time team is lacking some toughness. Although the game has changed I think it's something that is needed. Great to have skilled guys but if you don't have that grit come playoff time you're not sticking around.

I think you're taking my comment and using it as a springboard to beat your usual drum.

I think they can play gritty when needed.

Soshnikov, Martin, Komarov, Kadri, Boyle, Polak, Carrick, Zaitsev and several other large men like JVR and Matthews.

I wouldn't be opposed to adding a few more guys that can be nasty and be skilled, but I'd also like a few winning lotto tickets if you have them.

Speed and skill kills in this league and sacrificing either for "toughness" is never a good idea over the long haul, if you think otherwise your thinking of the NHL that used to exist, not the one we see presently.

No offense intended here, just being honest.

The first period tonight is likely the result of playing a rested amazing team on the second half of a back to back with travel.

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Re: Capitals @ Leafs - Apr. 4th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #39 on: April 04, 2017, 08:32:06 PM »

If the Capitals pressing you offensively is evidence that you lack toughness then the entire league lacks toughness.
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Re: Capitals @ Leafs - Apr. 4th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #40 on: April 04, 2017, 08:38:57 PM »
Brown with the baseball one timer would've been an awesome way to get 20.

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Re: Capitals @ Leafs - Apr. 4th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #41 on: April 04, 2017, 08:41:05 PM »
Has Polak been getting lessons from Nylander (and vice versa)?

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Re: Capitals @ Leafs - Apr. 4th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #42 on: April 04, 2017, 08:42:45 PM »
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Re: Capitals @ Leafs - Apr. 4th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #43 on: April 04, 2017, 08:44:59 PM »
This is the first time in while they've been bullied physically like this.

Would be nice to see some pushback, this is playoff hockey, they need to be able to play this type of game when challenged.

They'll have a better second but games like this is where we will struggle and why we have a ways to go to be an upper echelon team. Been saying it for a long time team is lacking some toughness. Although the game has changed I think it's something that is needed. Great to have skilled guys but if you don't have that grit come playoff time you're not sticking around.

I think you're taking my comment and using it as a springboard to beat your usual drum.

I think they can play gritty when needed.

Soshnikov, Martin, Komarov, Kadri, Boyle, Polak, Carrick, Zaitsev and several other large men like JVR and Matthews.

I wouldn't be opposed to adding a few more guys that can be nasty and be skilled, but I'd also like a few winning lotto tickets if you have them.

Speed and skill kills in this league and sacrificing either for "toughness" is never a good idea over the long haul, if you think otherwise your thinking of the NHL that used to exist, not the one we see presently.

No offense intended here, just being honest.

The first period tonight is likely the result of playing a rested amazing team on the second half of a back to back with travel.

I don't want to argue with you. If you think this team is tough and JVR and Matthews are then I guess we are watching two different teams.

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Re: Capitals @ Leafs - Apr. 4th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #44 on: April 04, 2017, 08:49:31 PM »
Man Washington looks so good defensively.
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Re: Capitals @ Leafs - Apr. 4th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #44 on: April 04, 2017, 08:49:31 PM »