Prospect Info: Caps Top Prospects General Discussion Thread Vol. 1

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  1. Calicaps NFA

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    Top 20 Prospects as of August 2019:
    1. Ilya Samsonov - G, Hershey Bears (AHL) 2015 1st Round, 22nd OA
    2. Alex Alexeyev - D, Hershey Bears (AHL) 2018 1st Round, 31st OA
    3. Connor McMichael - C, London Knights (OHL) 2019 1st Round, 25th OA
    4. Martin Fehervary - D, Hershey Bears (AHL) 2018 2nd Round, 46th OA
    5. Brett Leason - RW, Hershey Bears (AHL) 2019 2nd Round, 56th OA
    6. Lucas Johansen - D, Hershey Bears (AHL) 2016 1st Round, 28th OA
    7. Vitek Vanecek - G, Hershey Bears (AHL), 2014 2nd Round, #39 OA
    8. Axel Jonsson-Fjallby - LW, Hershey Bears (AHL), 2016 5th Round, #147 OA
    9. Joe Snively - LW, Hershey Bears (AHL), undrafted
    10. Riley Sutter - RW, Everette Silvertips (WHL), 2018 3rd Round, #93 OA
    11. Beck Malenstyn - LW, Hershey Bears (AHL), 2016 5th Round, #145 OA
    12. Shane Gersich - LW, Hershey Bears (AHL), 2014 5th Round, #134 OA
    13. Aliaksei Protas - C, Prince Albert Raiders (WHL), 2019, 3rd Round, #9 OA
    14. Garrett Pilon - C, Hershey Bears (AHL), 2016 3rd Round, #87 OA
    15. Kody Clark - RW, Ottawa 67’s (OHL), 2018 2nd Round, #47 OA
    16. Tyler Lewington - D, Hershey Bears (AHL), 2013 7th Round, #204 OA
    17. Tobias Geisser - LD, Hershey Bears (AHL), 2017 4th Round, #120 OA
    18. Connor Hobbs - RD, Hershey Bears (AHL), 2015 5th Round, #143 OA
    19. Martin Has - RD, Tappara (Finnish Liiga), 2019 5th Round, #153 OA
    20. Damien Riat - LW, EHC Biel-Bienne (Swiss National League), 2016 4th Round, #117 OA
     
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  2. CapitalsCupReality It’s Go Time!!

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    So Protas has slipped off some I was reading.....anyone have eyes on those games?
     
  3. CapitalsCupReality It’s Go Time!!

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    Definitely has some Mike Green level situational awareness or he’s just super unlucky.
     
  4. Melkor Registered User

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    I mean no one demands from him to be a bone crashing machine or intimidate people on the ice physically but at least don't get hit like that, dude, it moves towards meme territory already.
     
  5. Langway Thoughts & Prayers

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    He's no man child. He's just tall and maybe somewhat unbalanced/immature physically. He could easily add another 20-30 lbs, much of it added lower body strength. It would help with the ricochet effect that tends to happen when he gets hit unsuspectingly. Not that he's slow or a bad skater but it would help in this area as well as general skating explosiveness.
     
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    I’ve watched the injuries. Definitely unlucky to me. Dude is built like a truck and can still add muscle to his frame for sure. The knee injury - or injuries - is what worried me the most. But, he seems to be getting cheap shotted every once in awhile up high. It’s tough to be able to defend against that and I assume in the minors there’s more dirty shit going on, as players are trying to make a mark as much as they can. 6’4” top prospect is an easy target, especially with some of the dirty ass shots he has taken this year.
     
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    McMichael 1+2
    Protas 1+2
     
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  8. Langway Thoughts & Prayers

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    He's got a sort of an easy-looking skill level so I'd consider him on the radar for their first pick for sure. But with 12 goals in 14 games, even in the inflated OHL, he may be moving up more toward the 20 range if he keeps it up.

    Loads of OHL info over on Brock's blog.
     
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    Langs, any high-flyers - FWD or D - with high skill level, with obviously more risk, which we could grab at our estimated draft position? Seems we do best with high-skill draft picks.

    Thanks for your great insight, as always.
     
  10. Langway Thoughts & Prayers

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    There's definitely what looks like a strong group from the 20 to early 30s range, mostly forwards (OHLers like Mysak, Foerster, Perreault and maybe Chromiak as well as the likes of Amirov, Peterka, Gunler, Reichel, Lapierre, Smilanic, Bourque, Jarvis, Bordeleau, Neighbours and Greig). The one defenseman that may be interesting for them is Helge Grans, a fairly big Swedish RD that's played some games in the SHL. Two injury sliders could be QMJHLers in playmaking center Lapierre and RD Barron.

    1+1 for CMM in a 4-2 win over CHL top-ranked Ottawa.
     
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    As we all know we have a strong like to russian players and there are two that have really caught my eye: Dmitri Ovchinnikov and Marat Khustdinov. Both are really solid players but exactly projected high and I'd like to here your guys opinions on them. Also having Ovchinnikov and Ovechkin would be funny
     
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    Not to mention his first name is Dimitri haha.
     
  13. Langway Thoughts & Prayers

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    Protas with 2+2 last night. Apparently in the WHL pucks can be kicked in. Gotta keep this dude. The size+skill aligns too well with what they like.
     
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    Protas was definitely a steal. Hopefully his linemate, which we drafted earlier than him, can pick up the pace when they join each other in Hershey
     
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  15. AlexBrovechkin8 Playoff chokers, they said.

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    I wish Leason was still with Prince Albert. I know he's an overager so he had to go but as a late bloomer I think he needed another year of juniors before turning pro.
     
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    Technically, as a '99 Leason could have returned as an overager but the AHL was a better challenge. He hasn't thrived this season but he's a project and it's valuable learning experience in a depth role. He could have dominated the WHL again but I don't know if it would have paid long-term unless he really took to off-ice training throughout the season and dedicated himself to become more explosive. He's still got some upside it's just that his pace wasn't quite going to lend itself to fast-tracking. Getting to the AHL helps him identify the niche he'll need to fill and all of the areas to improve upon to become that type of player. It's not so much being a skilled as being a real dogged bottom sixer with some size and upside. As with Protas, as he fills out hopefully he adds more edge to go along with that frame.
     
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    I feel like Leason still has potential but might take a few years. He showed that he has skill but he has to adjust to his size level compared to the other players since this isn't junior hockey anymore. Could take a few years but he might be able to be a top 6 winger in 2-3 years
     
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    CMM 1+1 in London's playoff clinching game
     
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    Eric Florchuk, as an overager, is quietly having a pretty decent season for a 7th round pick. 50 points (19 goals & 31 assists) in 50 games in the W. He has size too: 6'2", just needs to gain some weight, since he's at around 180ish.

    Caps will likely offer him an ELC, right?
     
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    Found this video about most recent turnaround by Giants and Byram but was also surprised by very high praise for Florchuk (starts at 2:00).
     
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  21. ALLCAPSALLTHETIME Great Dane! Love that Eller feller.

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    Florchuck looking good. ^^

    It’d be nice to have a 7th round pick work out, for once. It’s been awhile.
     
  22. ALLCAPSALLTHETIME Great Dane! Love that Eller feller.

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    Protas with 2 assists in a 2-1 win.
     
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    Do we consider Djoos as working out?
     
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  24. ALLCAPSALLTHETIME Great Dane! Love that Eller feller.

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    For a 7th round pick, he has been fine. I suppose he qualifies.

    Still doesn’t have a roster spot, though.
     
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    Matty P was another 7th rounder. Lewington didn’t work out but he was a 7th rounder as well so it’s still nice to see him playing NHL games.
     
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  26. ALLCAPSALLTHETIME Great Dane! Love that Eller feller.

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    Forgot about Matty P. He was a definite success story.

    I retract my initial statement. The Caps have done decently with their 7th round picks. Probably above league average.
     
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