Speculation: Hershey Bears/South Carolina Stingrays 2019-2020 Vol. 1

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  1. hb11xchamps Registered User

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    Potentially, but not unexpected given how a lot of guys (O'Brien, Lewington, Williams, Hobbs, etc.) have been in the organization for quite a bit of time. Plus, the veteran rule always dictates turnover. Wouldn't be shocked to see Moulson (retire unless he really likes Hershey), O'Brien (Vet), Lewington (Vet), Williams and Hobbs (fresh start) gone at the very least.

    I'd only expect 2-4 graduates at the most depending on how the offseason goes for Washington. Guys I'd expect would be Fehervary, one of Vanecek/Copley for the backup job if the Caps don't sign a more experienced vet, one or two of Malenstyn/Pinho/AJF for a bottom six role.
     
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    Can you explain the vet rule and how it’s seemingly pushing guys you mention out....I haven’t seen a good explanation how that works....


    FWIW I suggested it would be Copley/Sammy next year long ago....I’ll stick with that for now, but Vanny/Sammy looks like a real possibility too now. I’d almost rather give Vanny a year more in Hershey carrying a huge load, simply because we can afford too.

    I’d be stunned if Fever wasn’t a Cap full time next year.

    I could see 3 graduates (including a Copley promotion).
     
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    That's a tough one. I think the problem with Gersich is that he was one of the very few forward prospects that was producing at the time and he was overhyped. He also was playing with Tyson Jost and Brock Boeser at North Dakota during his best season and his numbers took a hit after they left for the NHL.

    Barber's problem was he couldn't stay healthy and he never really was given a chance in Washington for whatever reason. 3/4 seasons in Hershey he pocketed 20+ goals and had 55 and 60 point seasons over that span. Only given 3 games in the 4 years he was here.
     
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    Each AHL team can only dress 5 veterans (321+ professional regular season games played) and one exempt veteran (261+ professional regular games played) to provide more ice time for younger players to develop. Goalies don't count. Hershey's AHL vets this season are Moulson, Sgarbossa, Lewington, O'Brien and Burgdoerfer. It creates an even playing field for all AHL teams to sign AHL only players when free agency hits.

    Found this explanation from an AHL blog:
     
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    Well, look like tickets to this weekend's games are obsolete
     
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    I have tickets for the final regular season game. Will I get to exchange it for another game's ticket or?
     
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    This was the last correspondence that Hershey has put out to anyone. The bottom portion says to hold onto them for now in case the games are still played at later dates.

     
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    ECHL contracts are not guaranteed and the owners could not afford to pay the players to just sit at home. Rough day for the Stingrays who were definitely a favorite to win the Kelly Cup
     
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    NOOOOOOO
     
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    Damn.

    We'll also miss the return of Lujo and his potential surge to the top of the prospect pool in a major redemption story. :sarcasm:
     
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    Right shot defenseman. Nanne was a fifth round pick by NYR in '14.
     
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    Quotes from Minnesota's HC. This also furthers the idea that one or both of Williams/Hobbs will be in another organization next season.
     
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    Related to Lou Nanne?
     
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    His grandson. Also the cousin of another recent Rangers player, Vinni Lettieri.
     
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  18. CapitalsCupReality It’s Go Time!!

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    “Cheated out of development years”?
     
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    He didn't play in '15-16 & '16-17 after it was found he had myocarditis and then he had to sit the second year because he transferred to Minnesota.
     
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    Excellent. Keep the college UFA pipeline healthy. It really seems the D players can earn their stripes — F’s and G’s — not so much
     
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    In the past I've proposed the Capitals have an ECHL affiliate in Baltimore. The AHL is out of the question because the Hershey Bears aren't going anywhere.

    Nowadays, a Baltimore ECHL affiliate would be contingent on a new arena being built. Leonsis/Monumental certainly has the money to help finance such an arena. My proposed nickname is the Crabs, in reference to the importance of the blue crab to Maryland's economy.
     
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    The Caps all-time team thread gave me the idea of posting my all-time Bears team from when I started watching and following Hershey closely in 2005-2006. Tried to balance it out between amount of games played in Hershey, the impact they had on the team's success and spanning it out between multiple decades.

    Alexandre Giroux - Keith Aucoin - Andrew Gordon
    Chris Bourque - Kyle Wilson - Riley Barber
    Boyd Kane - Travis Boyd - Graham Mink
    Quintin Laing - Jay Beagle - Garrett Mitchell
    X: Liam O'Brien, Nathan Walker, Eric Fehr (for his ECF game 7 OT winner which is one of the greatest/iconic Hershey goals of all time)

    Dean Arsene - Bryan Helmer
    Aaron Ness - Tyler Lewington
    Karl Alzner - John Carlson
    X: Patrick McNeil, Patrick Wellar, Christian Djoos

    Michal Neuvirth
    Frederic Cassivi
    X: Vitek Vanecek (2nd most games played since 05-06)
     
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    Solid “3rd pair”....;)
     
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    Lol couldn't get myself to put them on the first or second pair since they didn't play a ton of games in Hershey but their back to back cups landed them over guys who have tons more experience.
     
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    Caps AHL team used to be in Baltimore. The Skipjacks. From 88-93.
     

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