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Videos- “We Sucked” -John Tortorella

John Tortorella post-game after the Columbus Blue Jackets suffered a 4-1 home loss to the Washington Capitals.

 

 

Below, watch the game highlights.

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And just like that home ice means nothing at all and suddenly the series is tied.

And the Caps mockers have fallen strangely silent,

Posted by Primis on 04/20/18 at 07:39 AM ET

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That was a pretty definitive Torts team moment.  Its like he comes up with a plan for each series and writes it on the chalkboard in the dressing room:

1) come out with 100% energy
2) punch them right in the mouth
3) start losing that energy
4) lose all the energy
5) see what happens

Posted by PMP5030 on 04/20/18 at 08:04 AM ET

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Even if the Caps win this series, they won’t be making it to the SCF. They just don’t have what it takes to go all the way.

Posted by Wings_in_NYC on 04/20/18 at 09:02 AM ET

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Yeah I don’t think either of these teams makes it past the next round. The bj and caps are going to exhaust each other before this series is over.

This has 7 game series written all over it.

Posted by TreKronor on 04/20/18 at 09:10 AM ET

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If CBJ gets through this round, they can give anyone trouble.  Gotta figure the odds of the Caps losing to Pittsburgh in the second round three years in a row are slim.  Just not likely.  They’re two high energy, evenly matched teams going at it right now - if either meets Pittsburgh it will be a different series, and if the Flyers manage to pull it out, either of these teams will beat them.

Posted by PMP5030 on 04/20/18 at 09:29 AM ET

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Gotta figure the odds of the Caps losing to Pittsburgh in the second round three years in a row are slim.  Just not likely.

Why? Because the Caps are so much better than they were last year? Or is it because the Pens are so much worse than they were last year?  rolleyes

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 04/20/18 at 09:50 AM ET

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Gotta figure the odds of the Caps losing to Pittsburgh in the second round three years in a row are slim.  Just not likely.

Why? Because the Caps are so much better than they were last year? Or is it because the Pens are so much worse than they were last year? 

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 04/20/18 at 09:50 AM ET

Three second round losses in a row?  I wouldnt take that bet.  Eventually the puck is going to bounce their way.

Posted by PMP5030 on 04/20/18 at 10:10 AM ET

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Three second round losses in a row?  I wouldnt take that bet.  Eventually the puck is going to bounce their way.

Posted by PMP5030 on 04/20/18 at 10:10 AM ET

betting in advance on them losing three times in a row in the 2nd round would be a longshot, but at this point, all you’re doing is looking at one event…this year’s series, so no connection to the past

your 5 point torts series strategy was frigging hilarious and correct though

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 04/20/18 at 11:37 AM ET

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Yeah, makes sense, i guess the buffalo bills are a thing.

Posted by PMP5030 on 04/20/18 at 12:23 PM ET

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Three second round losses in a row?  I wouldnt take that bet.  Eventually the puck is going to bounce their way.

Three completely different seasons. It’s not a continuous series, it’s a new series that has nothing to do with the previous series

Washington is 15 points worse than they were two years ago and 13 points worse than last year.

Pittsburgh is the reigning back-to-back Stanley Cup champions. They’ve proven that they’re winners while the Caps have proven that they can win a division, a conference and a league during the regular season but they can’t win a second round playoff series at all.

I guess by your logic though, the fact that they’ve lost SIX straight second round playoff series means they might as well not even play the second round and just have Washington advance automatically.

This isn’t a 50/50 coin flip. They didn’t beat Washington because they got bounces, they beat Washington because they were the better team. The Capitals can keep winning the division all they want, but they’re demostrably worse than last year.

It took them three tries and double overtime to beat Columbus once, but you should definitely pick the Caps to beat the Pens based on nothing but the fact that the Pens have beaten them in two straight years. I mean, I can’t believe ANYONE would pick the reigning back-to-back Cup champions over the team they rolled over on both of their marches to the Finals.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 04/20/18 at 12:25 PM ET

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This isn’t a 50/50 coin flip. They didn’t beat Washington because they got bounces, they beat Washington because they were the better team. The Capitals can keep winning the division all they want, but they’re demostrably worse than last year.

They were only the better team after the fact though, they finished behind them in the standings both years, and in 2015-16 by 16 points.  Obviously the team that wins the series is “the better team”.  If CBJ beats Pittsburgh in the second round, then you’re going to demonstratively say CBJ was the better team?  If anything in 2016, the Pens were the underdog going into that series.  So if you’re saying that the regular season doesn’t count for anything, I’ll agree to that.

Three completely different seasons. It’s not a continuous series, it’s a new series that has nothing to do with the previous series

Pittsburgh is the reigning back-to-back Stanley Cup champions

So which is it?  Is matters what the team did last year or it doesn’t?

Posted by PMP5030 on 04/20/18 at 12:35 PM ET

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The Caps remind me of the early ‘90s Wings. The class of the league in the reg season, but step on their d!cks in the playoffs. Remember the “You can’t win with Yzerman” screed? I’m curious how true the Yzerman-for-Yashin trade rumours really were. But if the Caps can ever break thru and win one, they could be tough for years.

Posted by Steve in San Francisco on 04/20/18 at 12:52 PM ET

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Opening sentence:

Three completely different seasons. It’s not a continuous series, it’s a new series that has nothing to do with the previous series

Closing sentence:

I mean, I can’t believe ANYONE would pick the reigning back-to-back Cup champions over the team they rolled over on both of their marches to the Finals.

Interesting conclusion.  You seem conflicted.

Posted by PMP5030 on 04/20/18 at 01:15 PM ET

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