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Re: Off Season
« Reply #40 on: June 18, 2019, 02:03:10 PM »
This is interesting, Dion Phaneuf bought out


He’ll probably get a slew of offers, but he sure as hell could help us regardless of his age

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Re: Off Season
« Reply #41 on: June 18, 2019, 04:42:34 PM »
This is interesting, Dion Phaneuf bought out


He’ll probably get a slew of offers, but he sure as hell could help us regardless of his age


though I've not seen it mentioned anywhere, I think there is something wrong with Phaneuf. He's either a mental case or a problem in the lockerroom. He's been on far too many teams for someone of his talent.
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Re: Off Season
« Reply #42 on: June 18, 2019, 07:05:13 PM »

though I've not seen it mentioned anywhere, I think there is something wrong with Phaneuf. He's either a mental case or a problem in the lockerroom. He's been on far too many teams for someone of his talent.
Probably, but if he’s a mental case he’ll fit right in on our D 🤣.  I have a felling they’ll be a good market for him though, so despite being a “big name” like GMBetaMale likes, he’ll likely be out of our price range anyway.

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Re: Off Season
« Reply #43 on: June 18, 2019, 07:24:46 PM »
There are some very interesting names of potential buyouts
Perry
Callahan
Steen
Jack Johnson
Alzner (shrug)
And
Brendan Smith


While they’ll pretty much be out of the cap range, could require “unpopular” moves to fit salary or position, changing engraved lines, , tweaking Reidons EA Sports system makes it all but impossible we’d see any one of these approached let alone signed.   But aside from addressing the face off issue any of them would help get the PK out of the inexcusable 70%s and make  make this team far, far,  better.










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Re: Off Season
« Reply #44 on: June 21, 2019, 05:32:36 PM »
I see Caps play St Louis for the season opener.


Didn't we have to endure playing the fuckin Hens in their home opener after winning their last cup?  Now the same for St Louis?


Not that I have anything against St Louis and I was happy they won, but WTF NHL?  What's with the total "FU in your face" again Caps?
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Re: Off Season
« Reply #45 on: June 21, 2019, 08:53:13 PM »
I see Caps play St Louis for the season opener.


Didn't we have to endure playing the fuckin Hens in their home opener after winning their last cup?  Now the same for St Louis?


Not that I have anything against St Louis and I was happy they won, but WTF NHL?  What's with the total "FU in your face" again Caps?


while the Hens game was definitely a big F U to the Caps and fans, I don't see it that way with the Blues game. The Blues aren't a big rival, and it's the two recient champions playing each other.
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Re: Off Season
« Reply #46 on: June 22, 2019, 01:34:20 PM »
The Caps picked Connor McMichael in round 1, he's a center and a Dale Hunter prodigy...


https://www.japersrink.com/2019/6/21/18701586/nhl-draft-2019-caps-select-connor-mcmichael
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Re: Off Season
« Reply #47 on: June 22, 2019, 05:14:25 PM »
Sound good on the surface anyway! Hope he pans out!

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Re: Off Season
« Reply #48 on: June 22, 2019, 09:32:03 PM »
Well three more,  didn’t take a D til late, but the center looks promising.

https://www.nhl.com/capitals/news/capitals-make-three-selections-on-second-day-of-2019-nhl-draft/c-308013636

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Re: Off Season
« Reply #49 on: June 23, 2019, 10:03:12 AM »

Hey DC - you have to be happy with the size of their last three picks - all three are big boys!  If they could coach him up on the toughness side, Leason, could be a Wilson-type player.


Overall, I was happy with what they did - they traded up and got some guys they wanted and I think a couple of them were viewed as real "steals".  Of course these are 18 year old kids and who knows if they will ever play in the NHL!

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Re: Off Season
« Reply #50 on: June 23, 2019, 02:49:10 PM »
Leason is a 20 year old that bloomed late.

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Re: Off Season
« Reply #51 on: June 24, 2019, 10:19:42 AM »
Hey DC - you have to be happy with the size of their last three picks - all three are big boys!  If they could coach him up on the toughness side, Leason, could be a Wilson-type player.


Overall, I was happy with what they did - they traded up and got some guys they wanted and I think a couple of them were viewed as real "steals".  Of course these are 18 year old kids and who knows if they will ever play in the NHL!
It’ll be interesting to see that’s for sure.  Have they learned from last year and seen the way to win multiple series and Cups is with a roster built  size, muscle, hockey IQ, hard work and excelling in all aspects, or  if they just picked “best available”


Given recent history, I’m betting the first two picks have been etched into stone as “4th liners”

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Re: Off Season
« Reply #52 on: June 25, 2019, 09:26:44 AM »

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Re: Off Season
« Reply #53 on: June 25, 2019, 12:48:11 PM »
Orpik retires after 15 seasons..


https://www.nhl.com/capitals/news/brooks-orpik-announces-retirement-after-15-nhl-seasons/c-308042362


shame, I think the Caps are gonna need the help on D for another season. But, he had a good run, I wish him well.
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Re: Off Season
« Reply #54 on: June 25, 2019, 05:12:30 PM »
Yep, definitely gonna miss him and wish him well.. Said his knee was so bad last year, he couldn't even get up and down the stairs..


In other news: Caps offer Burt (others) qualifying offers..   ::)  Hopefully it's a sign and trade move, but doubtful anyone really wants a 3+ million $ Burt.. Think they only have around 9 mill and need to sign all those guys, plus Vrana...  :sick:


https://russianmachineneverbreaks.com/2019/06/25/capitals-give-qualifying-offers-to-andre-burakovsky-christian-djoos-and-chandler-stephenson-non-tender-dmitrij-jaskin/

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Re: Off Season
« Reply #55 on: June 25, 2019, 09:34:51 PM »
Too bad on Brooksie.  He will be missed in more ways than one.  Classy guy, from what all we hear, and certainly a man of character that any group could use this day and age.
Caps could certainly use a quality guy in their room.  Good luck to you Brooks.



Caps really just don't seem to like Jaskin, do they?  He must really have an attitude problem or something..


Why bother with an offer to Burt.  Let the fucker walk already

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Re: Off Season
« Reply #56 on: June 26, 2019, 12:09:21 AM »
I hope Bura is just a sign and trade. No qualifying offer means he goes UFA and I assume that means we could lose him for nothing. With a sign and trade we can at least get a bag of pucks for him.

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Re: Off Season
« Reply #57 on: June 26, 2019, 01:42:37 AM »
Too bad on Brooksie.  He will be missed in more ways than one.  Classy guy, from what all we hear, and certainly a man of character that any group could use this day and age.
Caps could certainly use a quality guy in their room.  Good luck to you Brooks.



Caps really just don't seem to like Jaskin, do they?  He must really have an attitude problem or something..


Why bother with an offer to Burt.  Let the fucker walk already


Well said on all points Rich!
Couldn’t agree more!
My company, (and many others), worked with the Make a Wish foundation last year, where Brooks and his wife head up that charity, representing the DC area chapter.


We met Brooks and his lovely wife, and did one of the many charity events at Top Golf in Ashburn!
Everyone came out in January, shot golf balls, and had a lot of fun, despite the SNOWY weather, with several inches on the ground already!
Brooks and his family attended, as well as many other Caps players, Locker, Joe B,, Slapshot etc.
Never heard a single gripe about the weather, as Brooks and his wife made the rounds to EACH and every golf tee station, greeting everyone, doing selfies, and autographs!


You said a mouthful, Rich, when mentioning him as a man of character, who will be missed!!
Highest respect to you and your family Brooksie!!


I still don’t know what it is either, about the Caps and Jaskin? I’ve heard nothing, pro or con, that addresses how he behaves in practice, or how Caps mgmnt regards him.
In the very few times I’ve seen him being interviewed, he came off enthusiastic and solid. Nothing extraordinary, just quite normal for a young guy!  I like him, and especially his style of play, when he’s been in! Seems unafraid to get gritty, and he’s a hustler, as well!  It’s a mystery to me!


I don’t want Bura here either, but not very confident that he will get any good offers, above what Caps offer. I certainly don’t think Caps are figuring to keep him, mainly because they sent a strong message signing Hagelin so rapidly! (Not a mistake, IMHO)! Glad we got him back!


My worry is that Bura will hear crickets, from around the league, then have to accept Caps offer, which HE may feel is “undervalued”, (cuz he’s a cocky fucker, too), and play accordingly, based on how valuable he feels he is, (in his own mind)!
Then, like the movie Groundhog Day, we will hear, over and over again, the same old “my legs are feeling stronger”, “I’m feeling more comfortable now, with my role”, and all the other, no substance, lame ass, crap he barfs out, after ANOTHER “reset”, handed out to him after ANOTHER inconsistent month or two!!  Can’t ya just hear it playin’ now, 🎵”Wheel goes around, and around”🎵😂🤣😂


Good post Rich!


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Re: Off Season
« Reply #58 on: June 26, 2019, 09:00:20 AM »
Really bummed me out to hear Orpik is retiring. I hope we can find someone even half as good.
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Re: Off Season
« Reply #59 on: June 26, 2019, 09:00:57 AM »
I hope Bura is just a sign and trade. No qualifying offer means he goes UFA and I assume that means we could lose him for nothing. With a sign and trade we can at least get a bag of pucks for him.
They’d be nice but it’s unlikely.  Monumental “said” they didn’t trade him in season because they could only picks for him, yet they not only hold onto him and given him an offer after the Draft. 


Looks like Monumental just thinks we’re a better team with him, . .a better team in video games anyway