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Gersich to Sign with Caps
« on: March 21, 2018, 08:18:40 PM »
It is being reported that Shane Gersich will forego his senior season at North Dakota to sign with the Caps.  I wonder if gets to play any games with the Caps or will he just go to Hershey.  At last summerís Development Camp I thought he was easily the best forward prospect in camp.  He is not real big, listed at 5í11Ē and 175lbs but he has good speed and hockey sense.  Since the Caps do not have many top forward prospects I hope Gersich develops into an NHL player. 

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Re: Gersich to Sign with Caps
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2018, 10:10:48 PM »
Thanks 4Caps.
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Do you have any more info on this guy?

Edit@  Is North Dakota one of our farm teams?
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Re: Gersich to Sign with Caps
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2018, 10:16:23 PM »
Now a technical question........
If we can just sign anybody from anywhere at any time, why do we have an official "draw" once a year?
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Re: Gersich to Sign with Caps
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2018, 10:26:33 PM »
North Dakota is a university, he will go straight to Hershy, I'm betting he needs at least 1 season, but more likely 2 to further develop
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Re: Gersich to Sign with Caps
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2018, 10:38:42 PM »
North Dakota is a university, he will go straight to Hershy, I'm betting he needs at least 1 season there to further develop


But how are we allowed to do that without him going into the draw?

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Re: Gersich to Sign with Caps
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2018, 10:39:46 PM »
Still so young, still so much to learn...........   flutter of eyelashes.........   :angel:
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Re: Gersich to Sign with Caps
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2018, 11:45:46 PM »

But how are we allowed to do that without him going into the draw?


"KVRR Sports, the FOX affiliate in Fargo, North Dakota, is reporting that 2014 fifth-round pick Shane Gerich will forego his senior season with the North Dakota Fighting Hawks and sign an entry-level contract with the Washington Capitals"

Caps already signed him, just waiting for him to finish university
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Re: Gersich to Sign with Caps
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2018, 01:00:30 AM »
How?

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Re: Gersich to Sign with Caps
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2018, 08:48:28 AM »

How?

is reporting that 2014 fifth-round pick Shane Gerich


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Re: Gersich to Sign with Caps
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2018, 09:04:54 AM »
How?


 :wackysmile: :angel:
Hen dhat dere math and legal-like stuff is mighty difficult ainít it Mick?  :rofl:


Canít blamw the kid for living The Fighting Souix early, given GMBMs preference for undersized and non- physical players and that there is little to no compittion for him in last place Hershey,  itís the best chance heíll get for the NHL 
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Re: Gersich to Sign with Caps
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2018, 11:47:17 AM »

But how are we allowed to do that without him going into the draw?


He did go through the draw or draft as we call it.  He was taken by the Caps with the 134th pick in the 2014 draft.  Normally a team has two years to sign a player they drafted.  However there are a couple of exceptions.  If a player goes to college a team has until August 15 after his senior season to sign him.  This is why it is important that we sign him now because if he goes back and plays his senior season he could then wait and sign with any team after August 15, 2019.  This in fact happened to us a couple of years ago with Thomas DiPauli.  We selected him in the 4th round but he went to college for 4 years and then he signed with Pittsburg instead of us.

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Re: Gersich to Sign with Caps
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2018, 05:36:27 PM »
Glad to hear as a NoDak grad.  I agree he needs to spend a year or two in Hershey, if nothing else but to bulk up a little.  He had a down year this year, but the team as a whole was underwhelming.

He does have good speed, which is a plus since it seems to be the way the league has been going lately 

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Re: Gersich to Sign with Caps
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2018, 06:19:27 PM »

He did go through the draw or draft as we call it.  He was taken by the Caps with the 134th pick in the 2014 draft.  Normally a team has two years to sign a player they drafted.  However there are a couple of exceptions.  If a player goes to college a team has until August 15 after his senior season to sign him.  This is why it is important that we sign him now because if he goes back and plays his senior season he could then wait and sign with any team after August 15, 2019.  This in fact happened to us a couple of years ago with Thomas DiPauli.  We selected him in the 4th round but he went to college for 4 years and then he signed with Pittsburg instead of us.


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Re: Gersich to Sign with Caps
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2018, 09:43:58 AM »
Just saw on Twitter that when he signs, he'll join the Caps immediately and see the ice soon.  :wackysmile: <---- Love that guy! lol

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Re: Gersich to Sign with Caps
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2018, 10:31:30 AM »
Its official, Gersich has signed an entry level contract and will join the Caps in Montreal. 

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Re: Gersich to Sign with Caps
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2018, 03:43:37 PM »
That's very surprising, I don't think kid has the skill to play at this level yet.
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