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Unacceptable!! April 26, 2010

Posted by CapitalSpirit in Uncategorized.

Don’t even bother trying to be happy at this point. Jaroslav Halak is now 60 minutes away from sending the Caps to the golf course. In the FIRST ROUND OF THE PLAYOFFS.

This is so many flavors of unacceptable that I don’t even know where to start.

Semin? No goals. UNACCEPTABLE!!

Power play? 25% and change in the regular season, and one-for the SERIES when it counts. UNACCEPTABLE!!

Home ice advantage? If the Caps lose Game 7 Wednesday night, they will be 1-3 at home in the playoffs after having one of the toughest rinks in the sport during the regular season. UNACCEPTABLE!!

3-1 series lead? Thrown away, thanks to a Game 5 that looked like the Caps thought they were playing the Oilers in November. UNACCEPTABLE!!

A loss in Game 7 would be the ultimate in unacceptable, and though I hate to propose this, I must. Recall last year, when the Penguins were leading by a bunch at the end of Game 7? How we all stood up and cheered? There should be none of that this year if the Caps complete the collapse on Wednesday night.

By all means, celebrate the escape full-throttle if the Caps can figure out the goalie for the #8 seed and pull out a series win.

But if the Caps lose Game 7, they need to be roundly, soundly, and humiliatingly booed off the Verizon Center ice Wednesday night. You don’t play 82 games from October to April, earn home ice advantage all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals, and then go 1-3 in your own barn in the postseason. That is UNACCEPTABLE.

Now, by all means, cheer the Caps as best you can Wednesday night. I’ll spend the next two days praying for a miracle, and see where it goes. And by all means, celebrate loud and proud if the Caps win Game 7.

But if they lose, they need to be told in no uncertain terms that a first-round exit, after the spectacular regular season they just gave us, is absolutely, positively, completely UNACCEPTABLE.




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