Poll: As a Caps Fan, Do You Still Have Hope?

Posted May 3, 2017

I hope Holtby will shut out the Penguins in the next three games and there’s nothing wrong with that. (Caps Outsider)

Okay folks, the Caps are down 3-1 in a series against the Penguins, a team without their top scorer, their top defender, and their top goaltender. History, which we all know ‘means nothing,’ isn’t on the Caps’ side, but we’ve seen other champions overcome 3-1 series deficits at some point in the playoffs, and there’s no rule that the Caps aren’t allowed to pull this off. The Penguins haven’t won that fourth game yet and the Caps will not make it easy.

The mood after the Caps’ 3-2 loss among Washington fans was divided between two groups: Those who will continue to root for this team and have hope they will win, and those who are calling the hopeful folks ‘idiots’ for having hope. The later, for some reason, give up on their team before a series is over, no matter how close the games. This doesn’t make them smart, even if they’re proven correct. It’s easy to write off every team in the league, every year, as losers. It’s also not why we watch this team, or sports in general. It’s the positive people, the ones who watch the team to the bitter end, who are way more interesting than those who give up on a team and then goof on anyone who doesn’t share their contempt. This was most apparent when the Caps were down 2-1 to the Maple Leafs, and it’s certainly apparent now.

Anyway, which quote best describes you?

Which quote accurately describes you?

  • I have hope the Caps will win and I'll watch (50%, 172 Votes)
  • I have no hope the Caps will win but I'll watch anyway (36%, 124 Votes)
  • I have no hope the Caps will win and I won't watch (7%, 25 Votes)
  • I have hope the Caps will win but won't watch (7%, 23 Votes)
  • I think people who have hope the Caps will win are idiots and I'm smarter than everyone because my name is Rob Rossi (1%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 347

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