Confirmed with Link: Caps claim Urbom

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  1. Bure

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    @CapitalsPR: #Caps have claimed 6-4 215 defenseman Alexander Urbom off waivers from the New Jersey Devils.
     
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    Sweet.
     
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    Big guy, don't know much about him. Pretty young too.
     
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    Devils fans seem mildly upset with the claim.
     
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    Is there a period during which they can wait to add him to the roster or something? Otherwise obviously someone has to move out to clear a spot (and cap space). Latta to Hershey would clear up both, of course. I don't think Carrick makes quite enough to do it.
     
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    LD with some size.

     
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    He'll make a pretty solid 3rd pairing for now. Good size, doesn't back off from play too easily. Given the right coaching, his offensive game might step up, as well.
    He was also just given some fighting tips from our resident face puncher, Cam Janssen, so he's working on his toughness too.

    He's on the cusp of being a regular NHLer. Has some potential to be a steal to get him for nothing.
    And Oates is familiar with him, too.

    A bit bummed.
     
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  9. BrooklynCapsFan

    BrooklynCapsFan No more choking!

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    This is exactly what you said would happen about a week ago :laugh:

    The only thing I care about...can he skate?
     
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    I've seen him play a lot. He is big, mobile and has shown some offensive skill. Definitely has upside...has been developed carefully by the Devils, definitely hurts to lose a guy like this for nothing.

    Could def be a 2nd pairing guy in a few years, you guys should be very happy.
     
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    Good to hear. Any chance he can play top 4.
     
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    His skating is pretty good. I don't have a good enough read on his hockey sense and positioning, though. But, yeah, in terms of physical attributes this is pretty much exactly what they needed more of.

    Curious whether they may stick him at 3LD and then flip Hillen to the right side. That may be the way to go under the circumstances.
     
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    Oates has seen him when he was the coach in NJ, big body. cant hurt
     
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    Alexander Urbom will report to the #Caps, according to a team spokesman. No word on the corresponding move.

    Something big has to be coming, his cap hit is 869k.
     
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    Change mildly to very. Capitals just got a great prospect with a ton of upside for nothing. Enjoy him guys.
     
  17. AlexBrovechkin8

    AlexBrovechkin8 Playoff chokers, they said.

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    Carrick and Latta sent down, Beagle takes over as 4C. That's my guess at least. Or Volpatti is waived.

    Still can't believe we have 4.5 mil playing 3 minutes/period as 4LW. Dumb.
     
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    Definitely happy about this. Any indication whether he'll play tonight?
     
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    What's the deadline to clear that space?
     
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    ~300k are potential perf bonuses, though, so it's close to the league minimum aside from them.

    Carrick should do it I think.
     
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    another trade in the works?

    wonder who is going to make room from Urbom
     
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    All I gotta say about the move is its another person in front of Orlov which is bad.

    McPhee made a bad signing and won't take out Erskine because it would require admitting it.
     
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    inb4 you took you him hostage, and we have to trade you two of our prospects for him back :sarcasm:

    in all seriousness, I do hope that he gets to play soon with you guys, and that we have a reason to be upset in losing him. part of me really wants to see him succeed. congrats!
     
  25. AlexBrovechkin8

    AlexBrovechkin8 Playoff chokers, they said.

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    Orlov has been bad since his concussion. He looked lost in preseason and he needs time to adjust to the left side. Let him get his confidence back in the A.

    Erskine is a great fit at 3LD.
     

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