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Re: What happens now.
« Reply #100 on: Wednesday July 28, 2021, 07:53:48 PM Eastern »
so same goalies as last season, hopefully they are a tad better this season. Caps still need to shed salary this and next summer.
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Re: What happens now.
« Reply #101 on: Wednesday July 28, 2021, 09:27:37 PM Eastern »
So essentially what the Caps lost to Seattle in the expansion draft was a 2nd round draft choice two years from now.


How do people think that compares to losing a player?

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Re: What happens now.
« Reply #102 on: Wednesday July 28, 2021, 10:20:21 PM Eastern »
So essentially what the Caps lost to Seattle in the expansion draft was a 2nd round draft choice two years from now.


How do people think that compares to losing a player?


I bet every team in the league would take that deal! I'd of rather them just took Dillon, without having the luxury of knowing what happened. But since we got 2 2nd's for him, we actually came away with an extra 2nd.. Pretty good all things considered.

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Re: What happens now.
« Reply #103 on: Wednesday July 28, 2021, 11:11:04 PM Eastern »
What the Caps really needed to lose to Seattle was cap space, which we've all known the whole time. So the Caps lost nothing, but gained nothing.
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Re: What happens now.
« Reply #104 on: Thursday July 29, 2021, 12:04:29 PM Eastern »
Craig Anderson is officially off the payroll, signed a 1 year deal in buffalo. Now if the Caps lose Henrik or Chara as well they wont be the oldest team in the league anymore.

Henrik is still waiting doctors approval to play again.
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Re: What happens now.
« Reply #105 on: Thursday July 29, 2021, 03:31:25 PM Eastern »
FWIW, Raffl and Dillon have been removed from the Caps' Website roster, along with Chara and Anderson.  I presume this is a UFA update.  Vanacek has not yet been added, for whatever reason(s).


So you can see a stripped-down roster:  12 FW, 6 D, 1 G.  Assuming Vanacek fills the G hole, that's 20 players, which includes one HUGE question mark -- Kempney.  Need a FW or two, a LHD or two.

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Re: What happens now.
« Reply #106 on: Thursday July 29, 2021, 03:44:53 PM Eastern »
yes, an actual update to the team website. They added the regular season schedule to the team calendar, but not the preseason schedule... and apparently still have no clue when camp starts
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Re: What happens now.
« Reply #107 on: Thursday July 29, 2021, 06:26:14 PM Eastern »
I'm more than okay with getting Vitek back for just the cost of that pick.  (even if it's a one year deal, but I expect we resign him again)


I would bet money there was talk of this scenario with Seattle PRIOR to the draft.  So many shenanigans going on with the expansion draft that nobody really knows about.  Probably no guarantee from either side, but I'd bet there was some nudge, nudge, wink, wink going on with this prior to the expansion draft.


Basically in the end, you lost Dillon in the deal, but picked up draft pick for him (two picks received for trading him away)  Had Seattle taken Dillon in the draft, we'd be exactly where we are now minus one draft pick,
Hate to lose Dillon's toughness, but trading him away to shed $4m salary, net gain of 1 pick, and NOT losing anything in the draft if pretty fucking awesome if you ask me.


Can we actually win with Vitek and the Russian headcase?  WTF knows.  Looks like we gonna find out.

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Re: What happens now.
« Reply #108 on: Friday July 30, 2021, 12:52:56 AM Eastern »
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Re: What happens now.
« Reply #109 on: Friday July 30, 2021, 01:04:29 AM Eastern »
He's back! Gonna be in a similar cRap situation next year, when he's a UFA, but at least we have him back and it only cost a 2023 2nd round pick.. Could be worse!


https://novacapsfans.com/2021/07/28/capitals-re-acquire-vitek-vanecek-from-kraken-in-exchange-for-2023-second-round-pick/?fbclid=IwAR0RrEsWjaCznm3ulQ8brDM71LW_FK1hnHZ2oGdz4HdBtzwihupu79Dy8-s

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Re: What happens now.
« Reply #110 on: Friday July 30, 2021, 01:09:41 AM Eastern »
Now we just need a decent goalie coach...
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Re: What happens now.
« Reply #111 on: Friday July 30, 2021, 08:39:32 AM Eastern »
So the Rangers traded for Ryan Reeves and also signed Nick Foligno.  They are probably giving contract incentives as well to anybody who can be-head Willy, or at least end his career. It's gonna get ugly quickly.

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Re: What happens now.
« Reply #112 on: Thursday August 05, 2021, 05:16:20 PM Eastern »
Well....Samsonov has not filed for arbitration so maybe that's a good sign...
I figure the Caps have to work it out with him, but hope that doesn't inflate his salary - especially with the cap.  Seems like most players and contracts recently are a little more on the reasonable side due the flat cap.  Still...never know when the agent is going to just be a dick and ruin a guys chance to sign just because he feels like he can.
Although, at this point, even arbitration wouldn't award Samsonov a huge salary I don't believe.

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Re: What happens now.
« Reply #113 on: Thursday August 05, 2021, 05:17:03 PM Eastern »

and still...


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Re: What happens now.
« Reply #114 on: Monday August 09, 2021, 03:28:17 PM Eastern »
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Re: What happens now.
« Reply #115 on: Monday August 09, 2021, 05:54:30 PM Eastern »
Sammy gets one more year to prove himself...

https://novacapsfans.com/2021/08/09/capitals-re-sign-ilya-samsonov-to-one-year-2-million-contract/


Damn, too bad they couldn't get him to sign for 3 years at that price.. If he does good, we're in the same spot next year as this, not having cap to resign him/anyone..  :-\

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Re: What happens now.
« Reply #116 on: Monday August 09, 2021, 07:03:32 PM Eastern »
I'm a little surprised the Caps would not lock him up for a 3 year bridge of some kind....kind of looks like they are still not decided on him.  Who knows, maybe it was him that wanted the 1 year but that seems unlikely.


2 mil is pretty reasonable for Sammy for a 1 year deal.  Gonna bite the Caps next year if he turns out a good year.



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Re: What happens now.
« Reply #117 on: Monday August 09, 2021, 07:36:18 PM Eastern »
Well the Caps have a 21 man roster and a spare $688k or so in cap space.



Sadly....the league minimum salary for a full time NHL player is $750k, so for the Caps to acquire anyone else....someone's got to move, or it has to be a two-way contract player.


It would be nice to actually have some Cap space for a change going into the season to be used later if needed.



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