Washington Capitals: Would the Caps Be the Most Dangerous No. 8 Seed Ever?

April 6th, 2012 by Dave Ungar Leave a reply »
For Washington Capitals fans, it has been a very anxious month. Actually, the past 10 days or so have been an emotional roller coaster ride.

From the lows of a huge collapse at home against the Sabres, to the highs of gritty wins over the Bruins and Canadiens, to another disappointing outing against the Lighting—and all the while the Caps playoff lives were hanging in the balance. First they controlled their fate, then they didn't, then they did.

Someone grab the Dramamine.

Last night, though, it all paid off as the Caps clinched a playoff berth for the fifth consecutive season. With the playoffs now secured, there is a surge of speculation as to how this years Capitals might fare in the playoffs. Featured Columnist Jessica Isner just published a very good article on how the Caps' invitation to the dance could spell doom for the Eastern Conference's top seeds. 

While I would not go so far as to say the Rangers, Bruins or Penguins might as well start making plans for the golf course right now, the fact remains that the Caps currently are the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference. They could end up as high ...

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