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Caps enemy? Complancency

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08:21 AM ET 04.16 | The Capitals aren't quite a lock for the playoffs, but things are looking good down the stretch -- well, other than Saturday. Teams that have long clinched playoff berths, or have been eliminated, can afford to quit for a period, or the remainder of the regular season. The Caps fall into neither category. So Saturday night's performance, in which they blew a four-goal lead before winning in overtime, has caused some hand-wringing among the Red crowd. "We got a little complacent," Troy Brouwer admitted Monday. "We let off the gas a little bit. ... We've got to take a lesson out of it but at the same point we've got to be happy with the two points."

The Washington Post

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April 16, 2013  08:30 AM ET

I think the headline tells you all you need to know about the 12-13 Caps. If they are complacent now, they are going nowhere in the playoffs.

April 16, 2013  08:33 AM ET
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Leafs have five more points than the Caps and are 2 spots lower in the standings.NHL sucks.

Quit complanceing DL...complancency is the Caps enemy, not yours!

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April 16, 2013  08:39 AM ET
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Leafs have five more points than the Caps and are 2 spots lower in the standings.NHL sucks.

if they want to reqward winning a division, fine....but seed them in proper order

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April 16, 2013  08:42 AM ET
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If you watched the Leafs game last night, trust me you would be worried like I am.5 shots in 2 periods. Thank god for Reimer.

Nice to see the new word they've created fits!

Thank God for Reimer...he is a Manitoba menno, so he does daily!

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April 16, 2013  09:07 AM ET

Caps enemy? Complancency

Interns enemy? Spellcheck.

April 16, 2013  09:13 AM ET
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Another goal for Phil Kessel. Four game scoring streak. Superstar. Hart candidate. Soon-to-be Conn Smythe winner. Phil Kessel.

You're killing me kid. :)

April 16, 2013  09:15 AM ET
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if they want to reqward winning a division, fine....but seed them in proper order

Agreed. They should be first.

Seriously, I agree with you.

April 16, 2013  09:17 AM ET
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Caps enemy? ComplancencyInterns enemy? Spellcheck.

Doon't bee sew pikky.

April 16, 2013  09:26 AM ET
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Another goal for Phil Kessel. Four game scoring streak. Superstar. Hart candidate. Soon-to-be Conn Smythe winner. Phil Kessel.

Word

April 16, 2013  09:28 AM ET
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Word

How about this one?

Delusional

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April 16, 2013  09:35 AM ET
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That's what Chiarelli was when he traded away the game's best player to a divisional rival.

Barry Trotz's brother knew what he was doing...

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April 16, 2013  09:40 AM ET
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if they want to reqward winning a division, fine....but seed them in proper order

That would only make sense. Which is probably why they aren't doing it.

 
April 16, 2013  09:54 AM ET
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I think the headline tells you all you need to know about the 12-13 Caps. If they are complacent now, they are going nowhere in the playoffs.

They miss coach Dale Hunter ... and Semin. :-)

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