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    What would your all time Caps team look like?

    Ovechkin Backstrom Jagr
    Gartner Maruk Bondra
    Wilson Hunter Pivonka
    Semin Oates Oshie

    Hatcher Carlsson
    Languay Stevens
    Gonchar Iafrate

    Holtby
    Kolzig
     
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    Mods, can we just forum ban anyone who puts Jagr on a best-of Caps team?
     
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    Where is your team?
     
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    its crazy how people still spell Carlson wrong.
     
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    It's gonna look a helluva lot like today's Capitals.
     
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    For me, it's minimum 300 GP to make the cut. Sorry Jagr, Dino.

    Ovechkin - Backstrom - Bondra
    Semin - Maruk - Gartner
    Kuznetsov - Oates - Oshie
    Gustafsson - Ridley - Hunter

    Stevens - Carlson
    Gonchar - Langway
    Hatcher - Murphy

    Holtby
    Kolzig
     
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    Ovi-Kuzy-Wilson
    Oshie-Backstrom-Vrana
    Bura-Eller-Connolly
    DSP-Beagle-Stephenson

    Kempny Carlson
    Nisky Orlov
    Orpik Djoos

    Holtby
    Grubauer
     
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    He also had noted Capitals great Rod "Languay" on that team
     
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    Did you really spell Carlson with 2 S's? and you have 1 left wing on your team
    Lastly, Jagr sucked as a Cap. Period. He was awful and admitted to quitting on his teammates.
     
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    Trying really hard to put players in the positions that they played,

    Ovechkin Backstrom Bondra
    Gustafsson Pivonka Oshie
    Kelly Miller Hunter Christian
    Dahlen Halpern Konowalchuk

    Langway Carlson
    Stevens Murphy
    Johansson Green

    Holtby Kolzig
     
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    I see what you did there
     
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    I think that team is good enough to win a Cup.
     
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    That team has Jay Beagle on it. So, yea.
     
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    Alex Ovechkin - Dale Hunter - Tom Wilson
    Donald Brashear - Ryan Walter - Mike Gartner
    Craig Berube - Bobby Carpenter - Matt Bradley
    Chris Simon - Jay Beagle - Bobby Gould

    Scott Stevens - John Carlssson
    Brendan Witt - Kevin Hatcher
    Gord Lane - John Erskine

    Olie Kolzig
    Bill Ranford
     
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    You forgot Joe Reekie, Neil Sheehy and may I say....Randy Holt
     
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    It just depends on what version this is. Is it “all time greats that played on the Caps”, then you have your Oates’, Jagr’s, Federov’s, Housley’s, Ranford’s, to consider.

    or is it “all time greatest Caps players?” Then guys like Konowalchuk,,Halpern, Pivonka, Ridley, Simon etc get considered.

    personally, I think both Oates and Federov are both. Just IMO. Not Jagr. Not Housley. Not Ranford.

    I will try to make some actual lines here. That maybe would’ve made sense, plus pick then best Caps playing guys. (and add in a sprinkle of regency bias to boot

    Ovechkin - Oates - Christian
    Gustafson - Backstrom - Bondra
    Ciccarelli - Maruk - Gartner
    Ridley - Hunter - Oshie
    Federov/Semin

    Stevens - Carlson
    Langway - Murphy
    Gonchar - Iafrate
    Hatcher/Green

    Kolzig
    Holtby

    there you have it?
     
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    I’m in the under 30 crowd so here’s my team for when I’ve watched the Caps:

    Ovechkin-Backstrom-Knuble
    Semin-Kuznetsov-Oshie
    Laich-Eller-Justin Williams
    Chimera-Beagle-Wilson
    x: Vrana, Mojo, Fedorov

    Alzner-Carlson
    Orlov-Niskanen
    Orpik-Green
    x: Hamrlik, Erskine

    Holtby
    Varlamov

    Kolzig was way past his prime for when I got into watching the Caps and I think Varlamov brought more to the team during his tenure than Neuvirth/Theodore/Johnson/Huet/Halak. Grubauer you could possibly argue for the backup spot.
     
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    There was once a time when Olie the Goalie almost single handedly lead a mediocre Caps roster to the SCF, that was one heck of a ride back in 1998. I drove with my GF from DC to Buffalo to watch one of the ECF games there, I think Craig Berube scored the GWG in a 2-0 win over the Dominator, Hasek. And the "Love Fest" at Piney Orchard when they came back after clinching the trip to the SCF, that was my fondest sports memory of all time...

    Until "the Fountains" happened :)
     
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  19. CapitalsCupReality It’s Go Time!!

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    I’d take Dino’s playoff line and grit over Semin any day when the games matter. Other than that, I like your lineup.

    Goocher would be another question mark for me.
     
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    Yeah, Dino was very clearly a superior player to some of the guys I put on my list, but he just wasn't a Capital for very long - 245 total games counting playoffs. It's just not enough time to make a historic Capitals team IMO. Totally subjective though.

    JMO but to me it's gotta be more geared towards guys who are thought of and remembered as Capitals, or at least spent a nice chunk of time here.
     
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    Rids: Dino and Gartner literally played the same spot. Ridley was a center. I mean if I could move players away from their position I liked Fedorov on defense.

    Kolzig. A rare goalie that was also the defacto team captain.
    Highlight
     
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    The hard part for me is that Ridley and Kelly Miller were league elite at what they did and Dahlen Halpern Kono were the best line in the league at what they did. They weren't all stars but a 3rd line shutdown group with 3 20 goal scorers
     
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    I think it’s simply a different discussion than this one.

    if you asked me to build an all time Caps team that was more well rounded/built to win, I’d take Miller over Kono and take Ridley and Dahlen. Wilson might be on that team too.
     
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    I know Ridley. Hence the name. He could also play wing easily. And did often.

    Gartner didn’t play off wing ask often as Dino did. But they both did. The whole “handedness” thing was so not as big a deal as it is now.

    just saying.
     
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    Is it different? All time team has to mean 1st thru 12th best scoring forwards all time and so on? Were that the case then perhaps Rod Langway doesn't belong. Mike Ridley was a center, btw
     

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