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Umberger: West teams match up well with Caps

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08:06 AM ET 04.04 | Can the Washington Capitols win a Stanley Cup. Columbus Blue Jackets forward R.J. Umberger doesn't think so. After a 3-2 home loss to the Capitals, who lead the NHL with 114 points, Umberger had this to say: "I don't think any team in the West would be overmatched by them. They play the wrong way. They want to be moving all the time. They float around in their zone, looking for breakaways and odd-man rushes. A good defensive team is going to beat them (in the playoffs)." Surprising words from a player on a team with just 77 points, well out of the playoff hunt. But Umberger won't be proven wrong until the Caps hoist the Cup.

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R.J. Umberger (right), AP R.J. Umberger (right), AP

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