Speculation: Caps General Discussion (Coaching/FAs/Cap/Lines etc) -- 2018-19 We Are The Champions Edition - Pt. 4

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  1. calicapsfan

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    Our old friend Tyler Graovac is on waivers. Didn't even come close to making the Flames. Heh.
     
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    Graowho?!

    Orpik-Siege sounds strange
     
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    Orpik needs to stay on the 3rd pair. Give young Jonas an opportunity to play with Carlson.
     
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    I think I'd rather give Djoos more time alongside Carlson and let Bowey/Jonas/whoever else play on the third pair.

    Speaking of Djoos, did Isabelle or someone else say he was actually able to put on some weight this summer? I seem to remember seeing that somewhere but I can't find it anywhere.
     
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    Bigmac weight? Surely he could
     
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    Fixed
     
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    Siege's last game was definitely a massive step up from his previous games. He looked much more steady in the back-end. I still have significant concerns regarding him against a full NHL roster, though. He often got turnstyled by forwards in his previous pre-season games, and even in the most recent game he struggled with breakout passes (often hesistating before either dumping it up the boards or making a cross-ice pass that put his D partner in a bad spot). The injury to Kempny and Bowey's struggles have opened up an opportunity for him, but rushing him into a Top 4 spot would be dangerous IMO.
     
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    These pairings make the most sense to me.
     
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    The top 4 is ideal given Kempny's injury but that third pairing needs massive improvement over last year's performance. They were close to dead last in all of CF%, GF%, and xGF% despite going against mediocre competition and somewhat offensive zone starts.

    I don't know if there is a better option right now but if 44-22 doesn't work I'd make a change pretty quickly and give one of the other young guys a shot alongside Orpik.
     
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    You just skate the 3rd pairing for about 8 minutes a night and let Orpik PK
     
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    So Dowd by default?
     
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    That's likely the best scenario but I think it's only a short term fix which assumes that Kempny's absence wouldn't be an extended one. I don't want to run Niskanen, Orlov, Carlson, and Djoos into the ground in October, November, and December if MK is sidelined long-term and 44-22 continue to be unplayable.
     
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    Not going to happen. Carlson plays with Djoos
     
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    And especially since I'm not particularly convinced Bowey is even better or has a higher ceiling than any of Siegenthaler, Johansen, or even Hobbs. At some point Bowey is going to need to make the next step, otherwise there are other options that should be attempted.
     
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    Week to week? damn. Day to day can usual run a couple of weeks. Week to week is almost always a month or more
     
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    I'm not 100% sure how injury spots work but maybe being conservative with Boyd has something to do with opening a roster spot for Sieg while Kempny is down.
     
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    I’d prefer to actually see them play a real game this year before assuming a pair is unplayable. It’s a long season. Nobody is getting run into the ground before Christmas.
     
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    That was my first reaction....roster hijinx with the last forward.
     
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    Welp, they were looking at keeping 8D. Which would have meant 13 F. So I would think someone needs to go on IR (Kempny or Boyd). Can't have 22 skaters. Or can they? I thought 21 was the max without IR
     
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    With Boyd hurt and DSP in the doghouse, this is Gersich's moment to shine.

    Walker or LOB could also be in the mix, but Gersich has the most upside of the bunch and should look to sieze this opportunity
     
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    I think Gersich has options though as opposed to Walker and Barber
     
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