Speculation: Caps Hockey General Discussion (Coaching/FAs/Cap/Lines etc) -- 2017-18 Regular Season Edition

Discussion in 'Washington Capitals' started by Sam Spade, Oct 12, 2017.

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  1. Ridley Simon

    Ridley Simon Registered User Sponsor

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    Is that the same “brah” (come on....we aren’t 80’s Spicoli)?

    Schmidt was someone we could’ve kept far more readily than MJ. 5m wasn’t tenable. Schmidt and his 2.whatever was. MJ was gone no matter what, unless we dumped another 5m player.
     
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    Miss MJ on zone entries but for the most part Kuzy has taken that role to another level and does it better than anyone not named McDavid. My issue with the trade is that I thought he was worth more than we got for him and it seemed like just another part of screwing up last offseason (aka losing Schmidt).
     
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    Again, the issue isn't being able to keep but missing them.,i give. I am off this
     
  4. Raikkonen

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    MJ was overpaid. I don't know if he was worth much more. If it was 3,5M instead of 4,5 maybe I'd prefer him to Bura right now. Maybe. But Stephenson for food could be even better. At least Caps have picks.
     
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    Panarin level guy is what our top-6 needs instead of Ovi (in ES). Maybe Kuzy can convince him to sign here but they have to unload Oshie first. Oh, this conversation is endless.
     
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    Trade Backstrom for panarin, sign kovy, trade Oshie for radulov, sign Datsyuk

    Ovi Kuz Panarin
    Kovy Dats Radulov
     
  7. CapitalsCupFantasy

    CapitalsCupFantasy It’s Go Time!!

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    Hell of a half World Championship lineup. ;)
     
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    Datsyuk just signed with SKA today. Sorry, your master plan doesn't work anymore :/

    Oh I know, let's trade a bag of pucks to the Pens for Geno!
     
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    Damn
    Carlson burakovsky Vrana and 10 first rounders for Malkin then!
     
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    Pens would still pass.
     
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    I think a Forsberg type of guy would fit in even better though :naughty:
     
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    I don't know if he deserved to win, but the fact Carlson didn't even get top 3 is pretty ridiculous.
     
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    I also just realized George McPhee is gonna win GM of the year and I'm shook.
     
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    If we are to believe that we went hard after Karlsson at the deadline, then wouldn't it make sense that GMBM will have another crack at him at the draft ? And then of course, let Carlson walk for nothing. Maybe we can pick up a 4th for Carlson's rights. Erik will cost significant assets to obtain.

    John is gonna get paid around $7-8m, Erik will cost around $10m to resign. John is 1 year older surprisingly. Both will want max term deals.

    What is the package going to Ottawa ? Depending on the answer there, John would need to take a home town discount for me to choose that direction. $50m for 8 and not much more.
     
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    Voters got it right. Neither Carlson, Burns or Klinberg are very good at their actual job, defending, and at least Burns and Klingberg drive possession.

    And there is ZERO chance he plays for that money, even on a max deal, and he shouldn't. He should get the maximum he can as this is his set up he and his family for life deal. Personally I think he ends up in Jersey.
     
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    Carlson can easily ask for 7,5M x 8. Would be nice to sign him for 7M x 8 but why would he leave 4M on the table?

    0,5M is significant but not that much with a 80+ cap.

    It's like 0,6% of the cap, right? I dont care then.
     
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    I didn't think he would get in the top 3. A lot if good dmen this year. And the top 3 have the reputation. Hedman and Doughty are great 2way defence men. Subban is good but he is a bit if a flake. Makes alot of bonehead plays. Seth Jones, Jossi and Pietrangelo also had good seasons. And offensively Burns and Klingberg were solid
     
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    After watching this series I guess the forward group won't be changed much in offseason.

    Ovi - Kuzy - Wilson(+$)
    Vrana - Nicky - Oshie
    Bura(?) - Eller - Connolly
    Stephenson - Beagle(-$) - DSP
    Gersich, Boyd

    DSP proved he's good soldier. Stephenson too. Beagle in playoffs surely is effective one too and I guess he would make a little discount (he's not young anymore).

    Connolly is rather cheap for the 3rd scoring line, he's average but doing clutch things from time to time. Bura showed some potential and there's little chance some team will pay much for him so why trade him yet?

    And with that said why would the team sign Chiasson again? He's 13th forward. No need to I think.
     
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    I think Vrana is our 13th forward. That could change in the off season though.
     
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    I will never understand the anti-Vrana crowd. Is it because Trotz doesn't like him much? I don't see any way he's not a big part of our immediate future. He's a threat to create something on every shift, has a quick shot, and his decision making is no worse than that of half the team. His stats are pretty impressive considering his minuscule ice time.
     
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    I know he plays 7 mins a game and has at least 1 quality scoring chance a game created by him..I repeat created by him..we have some forwards who create 1 quality scoring chance in 20 games and are faceoff gurus who stunk at faceoffs tonight
     
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    Connolly was benched in the playoffs last year and has been a non-factor (at best) this year. No idea how he and Burakovsky get the leash they do after repeatedly making terrible choices in the offensive zone. Oh, right.

    Fire him into the sun and give is spot to Gersich or Stephenson.
     
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    ..and he's the fastest skater on the team. And I've seen him make less mistakes than Ovechkin, Eller, Oshie, etc.

    I used to give Barry the benefit of the doubt for the lack of talent he had in Nashville, but he ****ing blows at developing young forwards.
     
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    I give Connolly credit for having a shoot-first mentality which many on this team sorely lack. Without that, they don’t win game 3. But yeah, he’s not making a big contribution.
     
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