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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Jason Bourne » Sun May 13, 2018 8:55 pm

theBKwhopper wrote:We looked confused on that one


Yeah Stralman hasn’t been good
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby SixStringSamurai » Sun May 13, 2018 8:57 pm

Jesus Christ
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby theBKwhopper » Sun May 13, 2018 8:57 pm

Neither has Vassy
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Jason Bourne » Sun May 13, 2018 8:57 pm

Vasy just hasn’t been as good the last 2 games for some reason
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Jason Bourne » Sun May 13, 2018 8:58 pm

theBKwhopper wrote:Neither has Vassy



For real
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Alpha » Sun May 13, 2018 9:08 pm

SixStringSamurai wrote:Jesus Christ


How many times do people need to tell you to suck a herpes infected ****, before you take your Caps Jersey wearing ass and get out?


Asking for a friend.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Alpha » Sun May 13, 2018 9:12 pm

It's pretty simple:

The Bolts are getting beat by a better team.

Better defensively.

As deep as the Bolts offensively.

The Caps are DOMINATING 5v5 play. Defensively, they're keeping the SoG from the perimeter...not many dangerous scoring chances for TB.

It doesn't help that our defense just isn't elite...and out PK is much worse than that.

It sucks but baring a colapse from WAS, they should win this game going away.

And the truly scary part is that TB is playing better than they did in the first game.

Ouch.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby SixStringSamurai » Sun May 13, 2018 9:17 pm

Alpha wrote:
SixStringSamurai wrote:Jesus Christ


How many times do people need to tell you to suck a herpes infected ****, before you take your Caps Jersey wearing ass and get out?

Asking for a friend.


Get fucked...nice word play...douche
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby The Outsider » Sun May 13, 2018 9:23 pm

Alpha wrote:It's pretty simple:

The Bolts are getting beat by a better team.

Better defensively.

As deep as the Bolts offensively.

The Caps are DOMINATING 5v5 play. Defensively, they're keeping the SoG from the perimeter...not many dangerous scoring chances for TB.

It doesn't help that our defense just isn't elite...and out PK is much worse than that.

It sucks but baring a colapse from WAS, they should win this game going away.

And the truly scary part is that TB is playing better than they did in the first game.

Ouch.


Our defense isn't elite? Jesus Christ. The Caps are playing better than us right now but you've got no idea what you're talking about.

We have a phenomenal defense and team, for whatever reason they aren't putting it together right now, but to pretend our defense is anything but top 3 in the NHL is laughable.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby NavyBuc » Sun May 13, 2018 9:25 pm

Hate to say this, but the Capitals just look like a better team. Six periods and they’re whipping our ass up and down the ice. It’s difficult to watch but they’re just better right now. Plain and simple.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby The Outsider » Sun May 13, 2018 9:25 pm

SixStringSamurai wrote:
Alpha wrote:
How many times do people need to tell you to suck a herpes infected ****, before you take your Caps Jersey wearing ass and get out?

Asking for a friend.


Get fucked...nice word play...douche


Go **** yourself you bandwagoning limp dicked ****.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Alpha » Sun May 13, 2018 9:32 pm

The Outsider wrote:
Alpha wrote:It's pretty simple:

The Bolts are getting beat by a better team.

Better defensively.

As deep as the Bolts offensively.

The Caps are DOMINATING 5v5 play. Defensively, they're keeping the SoG from the perimeter...not many dangerous scoring chances for TB.

It doesn't help that our defense just isn't elite...and out PK is much worse than that.

It sucks but baring a colapse from WAS, they should win this game going away.

And the truly scary part is that TB is playing better than they did in the first game.

Ouch.


Our defense isn't elite? Jesus Christ. The Caps are playing better than us right now but you've got no idea what you're talking about.

We have a phenomenal defense and team, for whatever reason they aren't putting it together right now, but to pretend our defense is anything but top 3 in the NHL is laughable.


You're absolutely right. I have NO idea what I'm talking about.

Our defense hasn't been top 10 since early in the season, with a trend downward, over the course of the year. I think we finished in the top 15 defensively (over all).

I'm not saying it isn't a good defense...only it isn't "elite". This isn't one of the best defenses in the league.

A good, deep, offense that is playing well is exposing this defense. It just is. Now do I think we'll be better NEXT year? Yes. A full off-season with McD. Another year with Sergachev. An off-season to try and figure out why our PK is garbage...and correct it. I think we'll get better.

But make no mistake...this isn't a fluke. We are being whipped by the BETTER TEAM.




Reading comprehension. It's your friend.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Alpha » Sun May 13, 2018 9:34 pm

SixStringSamurai wrote:
Alpha wrote:
How many times do people need to tell you to suck a herpes infected ****, before you take your Caps Jersey wearing ass and get out?

Asking for a friend.


Get fucked...nice word play...douche


Why are you even here?

The Caps board. I can provide a link if you like?

Find it.

No room for fair-weather losers like you.

And that wasn't "word play". Take your adolescent ass somewhere else.

****ing Mellenials.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Alpha » Sun May 13, 2018 9:35 pm

NavyBuc wrote:Hate to say this, but the Capitals just look like a better team. Six periods and they’re whipping our ass up and down the ice. It’s difficult to watch but they’re just better right now. Plain and simple.


Yeah.

That's what I said.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Alpha » Sun May 13, 2018 9:52 pm

The Outsider wrote: but to pretend our defense is anything but top 3 in the NHL is laughable.


It's not make believe, sport. It's FACT. Statistically, this team isn't top 3 in ANY category.

I'm not saying we won't win a game. Although, if we don't start to carry the play 5v5...we won't.

Maybe this is just Washington's year? Maybe THEY are the team, peaking at the right time with a (Vezina) winning goalie, playing really well right now?

No shame in losing to a better team.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Phantom Phenom » Sun May 13, 2018 10:08 pm

Credit capitals for what they have done. We just got OUTPLAYED again
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Alpha » Sun May 13, 2018 10:42 pm

Phantom Phenom wrote:Credit capitals for what they have done. We just got OUTPLAYED again


Yep.

Credit where it's due.

They are playing like the team they've been for the last couple of years. President Cup winning teams.

I like where we're at. Sergachev, Vasy, Point, Kuch. These guys are our future and will only get better. They will learn from this experience. The silver lining: We will be back here next year. 3 ECF's in 4 years. Book it for 4 in 5. Yzerman has built this team for sustained excellence. This is FAR from a one hit wonder.

Let's see how the rest of this goes...
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Jason Bourne » Mon May 14, 2018 6:42 am

I will be real surprised if there isnt some changes on defense for game 3, sit stralman, bring in koekoek ... ect
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Buc2 » Mon May 14, 2018 6:59 am

I really don't want to be at the final game of the season for the Bolts. If there is a god, please let us win 1 of the next 2 so I'm not witness to a sweep and have to watch Cap fans celebrate in every bar near the arena after the game.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby theBKwhopper » Mon May 14, 2018 2:44 pm

Buc2 wrote:I really don't want to be at the final game of the season for the Bolts. If there is a god, please let us win 1 of the next 2 so I'm not witness to a sweep and have to watch Cap fans celebrate in every bar near the arena after the game.

Do not despair. We will win this series.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby DreadNaught » Mon May 14, 2018 3:07 pm

The Bolts needs to play better, that goes without saying. But this team has responded well to adversity all season. Beating a hot team like the Cap in 4 out of 5 games will be a monumental task for sure.

I'm actually glad we'll be on the road for the next 2 games. This team has played great on the road in the playoffs and the Caps have actually been worse playing at home.

Weird stat I saw was that road teams have a winning record throughout these NHL playoffs thus far (which means homes teams have a losing record overall). That struck me as odd and just shows how irrelevant 'home-ice' is in Hockey.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Buc2 » Mon May 14, 2018 3:56 pm

I like your optimism, BK, and I will do my best to share in it.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Commander Bubbles » Mon May 14, 2018 5:11 pm

theBKwhopper wrote:
Buc2 wrote:I really don't want to be at the final game of the season for the Bolts. If there is a god, please let us win 1 of the next 2 so I'm not witness to a sweep and have to watch Cap fans celebrate in every bar near the arena after the game.

Do not despair. We will win this series.


This.

Our team is too good not to bounce back and at least make a series of it. It ain’t over yet.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Teitan » Mon May 14, 2018 8:08 pm

Buc2 wrote:I like your optimism, BK, and I will do my best to share in it.



I told you not to use up all the good tampa luck.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Brazen331 » Mon May 14, 2018 9:05 pm

That was a huge goal by Tomas Tatar in this game. Vegas gave up a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd to get him and he’s been on the bench during the playoffs,

They should have went the straight rental route and got Evander Kane. I think they get past Winnipeg with Kane’s speed on the 2nd line.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Phantom Phenom » Tue May 15, 2018 2:39 pm

game 3 tonight

Go Bolts
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Alpha » Tue May 15, 2018 6:25 pm

Phantom Phenom wrote:game 3 tonight

Go Bolts


Let's see if we start to play like we belong in this series.

Time to start OUTPLAYING this team, instead of being outplayed. Would really love to see some confidence from the Bolts. See them start to play like they expect to win.

Must win.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Swashy » Tue May 15, 2018 6:39 pm

We got this **** boys. The Capitals have never not massively choked in the Ovechkin era. Maybe this year is different but we have a whole game to play before we find out what they really are. We have the Capitals right where we want them. A win tonight will swing everything back in our favor.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Teitan » Tue May 15, 2018 7:27 pm

Kutch is in an awful funk.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby theBKwhopper » Tue May 15, 2018 7:29 pm

Teitan wrote:Kutch is in an awful funk.

He just looks uninterested at times
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