Posted by Tabernacles E. Townsfolk on January 25, 2019, 11:07 pm, in reply to "Re: Caps
Definitely hate the playoff format and I've read it will be addressed in the next CBA talks (if that's how it works, at least). The last three years the second round was Caps-Pens, a marquee series if there was one. I didn't watch the playoffs any further the two Penguins years, partly because I didn't really have the heart to rage-watch Malkin and Crosby (it was especially sweet solving and destroying MAF last year).
Yeah, there was a lull last year, too, IIRC right after the All-Star break. Talk of firing Trotz, too.
Silver lining is watching Ovy. This is the most fun I've had watching him since the 65-goal season (2007-08, which may have been a more fun, satisfying year to be a fan than the Cup run. They're definitely 1-2).