Tribute What would your all time Caps team look like?

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  1. txpd Registered User

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    IIRC handedness was more important back then. Players played their strong sides. Left wings skated up and down the left wing. They didnt roam all over the ice like they do now.

    I am trying to remember Ridley playing wing. Kelly Miller was a left shooting left wing and he and Ridley were connected at the hip. But its not important. You want him on the wing. Ok.

    I really did like the games Fedorov played on defense
     
  2. CapitalsCupReality It’s Go Time!!

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    I’m aware what Ridley was, thx. I watched his career here. Like I said all time talent Team vs if I’m building a complete team to win, I’m not picking simply the most skilled. If I was, that scumbag Jagr would be in play.
     
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    I guess the question is best players. Which is why that scumbag Jagr wasn't on your team. He wasn't good enough. The question is what are the definitions for best player. The obvious example to Langway. He is the best Caps defenseman ever and purely for defensive reasons. Certainly we don't have a forward in that category but Dahlen Halpern Konowalchuk were an elite level group. IMO more valued than the 3rd best group of offensive forwards.

    But that is part of the fun of arguing about it.
     
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    I think if Dino as a “Capital”. Their decisions in the Limo that night ruined a lot of things, including his career in DC. He was a heckuva player for the team. He played hard and for the sweater. He was a great Cap.

    Like Iafrate
     
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    Dino played 3 full seasons as a Cap?
     
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    Washington Capitals Decade Team

    In the early part of the 2010s, the Washington Capitals were a team that could not win the big one. They had all the talent in the world, won Presidents’ Trophy after Presidents’ Trophy, but they did not translate to Stanley Cup Playoff victories. Year after year, the Capitals fell in the first round or second round. Most of the time if the Capitals made it to the second round, they feel to their arch-rival the Pittsburgh Penguins. However, all of that changed in 2018.

    With Barry Trotz at the helm, the Capitals adjusted their style of play and bought into the system. This led to success as the Capitals got past their demons in the second round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Washington carried that momentum into the Eastern Conference Finals knocking off the Tampa Bay Lightning in seven games. After dropping game one to the Vegas Golden Knights, the Capitals rattled off the next four games to capture the franchise’s first Stanley Cup. After winning the cup, the party never stopped for the Capitals and their fans.

    Even if the Capitals did not win the Stanley Cup, the decade would have been a success, but the addition of a Stanley Cup Championship makes it even better. Especially for a team that could not win the big one with a talented roster. Let us take a look at the members that make the Washington Capitals decade team.

    Washington Capitals Team of the Decade - Last Word on Hockey
     
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    We don’t need a new thread for every post you have about Caps history
     
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    "Team of the Decade" is more like "Starting Lineup of the Decade"
     
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    Is this true? :deadhorse
     
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    For the record. There was 1 Presi before Trotz and 2 Presi's in Trotz first 3 years. When did this buying in happen? After the Colorado disaster halfway thru the 17-18 season?
     
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    So the legend goes....
     
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    Do we have something better to do lol? ;)
     
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    Maybe put it in the thread where everyone was watching and commenting on the re airing of the 18 playoffs lol
     
  14. AlexBrovechkin8 Playoff chokers, they said.

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    Merged the two threads.
     
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    Can we have a poll where one of the voting options is Jay Beagle?
     
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    Ovechkin - Backstrom - Bondra
    Vrana - Kuznetsov - Gartner
    Wilson - Oates - Oshie
    Juneau - Ridley - Hunter

    Stevens - Carlson
    Gonchar - Langway
    Hatcher - Tinordi

    Holtby
    Kolzig
     
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    Same thing for anyone who puts Semin on a best-of Caps team.
     
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    Nah, Semin played his best hockey in a Caps uniform and was one heck of a player.
     
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    No love for peak Mike Green? He was pretty awesome when he was scoring 30 goals.
     
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    I vote for the one who won the cup.
     
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    I think Semin would have trouble taking on my sister in a fight. Biggest wimp to don a Caps uniform (even more so than Fleischmann).

    He was incredibly soft.
     
  22. AlexBrovechkin8 Playoff chokers, they said.

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    He was also the best pure shooter the organization has ever seen. He may have one of the best wrist shots of all time.

    Semin wasn't a fan favorite because he had the talent to be an all-timer and people expected more out of him but he was a terrific player during his time here.
     
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    Ovechkin - Backstrom - Semin
    Gartner - Oates - Bondra
    Maruk - Pivonka - Christian
    Ridley - Carpenter - Ciccarelli

    Langway - Gonchar
    Stevens - Hatcher
    Johansson - Labre

    Kolzig
    Beaupre

    The amount of Alex Semin disrespect in this thread is insane, during his prime he was one of the best players in the league and if he would've stayed healthy he'd be remembered on the tier of Ovi and Malkin as all time Russian greats.
     
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    I'm one of the more fervent Semin apologists around here, and even I think this is a stretch. Sure, during his 40G season he got some Russian press that drew comparisons between him and Ovie, but that was the high water mark of his career at a point where the shine was beginning to wear off of Ovie a little bit. Saying he could maintain that level and draw comparisons to Ovechkin and Malkin is a hugely optimistic view of Semin's potential. He's not on that Ovie/Malkin/Fedorov/Bure-tier of players, he simply isn't. A healthier Semin with a longer prime period would have looked something like Kovalchuk, and even then Kovalchuk's peak was a little higher.
     
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    Exactly, I respect Semin as a player and there is no question he had a tremendous shot. But he doesn't belong near a Caps all-time list, not even close.

    (Now I suspect people are putting Semin on their lists just to p*** me off).
     

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