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Offline Strasburger

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Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Topic Start: June 22, 2012, 08:16:27 PM »
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Ribeiro to the Caps for Eakin and a 2nd, finally a real 2nd C

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #1: June 22, 2012, 08:33:06 PM »
And a fair bit of cap room left to play with. 

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« Reply #2: June 22, 2012, 08:51:25 PM »
Caps get Forsberg! Great Move!

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #3: June 22, 2012, 08:52:05 PM »
and apparently a stud fell to us at 11. forsberg was a top 5 guy on many boards. i think TSN had him at 3. swedish sniper. TSN said a power forward like Franzen.  only 17. 6'0 190.

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #4: June 22, 2012, 09:02:58 PM »
The Capitalskis are becoming the Capssons

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #5: June 23, 2012, 12:54:42 AM »
So the Caps had a pretty great day today. Got Ribeiro for nothing (and it's a relatively cheap one-year contract), drafted the best European player and drafted a RW who compares to Milan Lucic. Seriously, Wilson sounds amazing.

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #6: June 24, 2012, 07:59:47 PM »
Great draft day, I love the Ribeiro deal (low risk, high reward). Wilson could be a great pick down the line, and I am very pleased Forsberg slipped- he could end up being another Backstrom. Don't know how Grigorenko fell that far either, I thought he would go top-5 as well (he was taken 12th by Buffalo). Kind of reminds me of Backstrom as well- Caps chose him over Phil Kessel, another huge potential guy. Hopefully this one pays off as well as that did.

On another note, where is Shero's mind-control device? He traded Staal for a huge amount. I never really saw Staal as that good- he's a good player, but not all he's cracked up to be. Great trade by Pittsburgh.

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #7: June 26, 2012, 12:26:29 PM »
Adam Oates new coach


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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #9: June 26, 2012, 02:02:06 PM »
is mchphee allergic to experience?

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #10: June 26, 2012, 06:05:36 PM »
I don't really know enough about Oates as a coach to say much about the signing. I'll have to wait and see what his style is. He was a hard worker as a player, so that's one positive. I don't think he'll be quite as conservative as Hunter was.

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #11: June 26, 2012, 07:31:38 PM »
is mchphee allergic to experience?

I don't want experience, frankly. One coach in history has one a Stanley Cup with multiple teams (Scott Bowman), and all the non-cup-winners are just that. Might as well get a new guy, but that's just my opinion.

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #12: June 26, 2012, 10:08:34 PM »
Hes a coach from NJ.  Its not as if he hasnt coached at all. 

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #13: June 27, 2012, 07:04:24 PM »
Wideman's rights traded to Calgary for Jordan Henry and a 2013 5th round pick. He signed for 5 years, $26 million+. Guess the Caps want a new d-man, wonder who they're looking at?

When does free agency start?

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« Reply #14: June 27, 2012, 08:28:25 PM »
Wideman's rights traded to Calgary for Jordan Henry and a 2013 5th round pick. He signed for 5 years, $26 million+. Guess the Caps want a new d-man, wonder who they're looking at?

When does free agency start?

july 1st at noon i think

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #15: June 28, 2012, 12:22:21 AM »
I don't want experience, frankly. One coach in history has one a Stanley Cup with multiple teams (Scott Bowman), and all the non-cup-winners are just that. Might as well get a new guy, but that's just my opinion.

Most of the recent Cup-winning coaches (Sutter, Julien, Quenneville, Bab****) had coached other teams, but just didn't win titles with them.

But I don't really care about trends like that anyway.  That was true of NFL coaches for a stretch when you had that stretch where Coughlin, Dungy, and Belichick had won a bunch of Super Bowls, only to see inexperienced guys start winning.

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #16: June 28, 2012, 08:09:22 AM »
Oates at least does bring NHL-level assistant coaching experience to the table (Tampa Bay, New Jersey), so that's at least an improvement in degree...his post-Wilson predecessors had only AHL-level experience.

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« Reply #17: June 28, 2012, 09:24:21 AM »
july 1st at noon i think

Strange, considering that's a holiday in Canada.

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #18: June 28, 2012, 09:26:44 AM »
(...other than Hanlon, I suppose)
Oates at least does bring NHL-level assistant coaching experience to the table (Tampa Bay, New Jersey), so that's at least an improvement in degree...his post-Wilson predecessors had only AHL-level experience.


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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #19: June 28, 2012, 09:40:16 AM »
(...other than Hanlon, I suppose)


Hmm...forgot about his assistant-coaching tenure at Vancouver (1995-99) - I just remember him coming up through the same AHL career ladder as Boudreau.

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« Reply #20: June 28, 2012, 09:46:55 AM »
Wasn't he also an assistant coach under Wilson?  I could be mistaken.
Hmm...forgot about his assistant-coaching tenure at Vancouver (1995-99) - I just remember him coming up through the same AHL career ladder as Boudreau.


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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #21: June 28, 2012, 09:58:44 AM »
Wasn't he also an assistant coach under Wilson?  I could be mistaken.



Re-checking his hockeydb.com entry (http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=2133) he was head coach at AHL Portland for Wilson's last three seasons then was a Cassidy assistant till the Napkin Man was sacked. (Just got too much of that career ladder on my brain right now, for some reason.)

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #22: June 28, 2012, 10:25:26 AM »
Well, in any event, good riddance to Portland.  I'm pretty jazzed about the Hershey Bears game at Verizon in December...I got a big block of club seats for $23/ea, prices that have not been seen for many moons for an NHL game.

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #23: July 01, 2012, 11:00:37 PM »
Caps signed winger Joey Crabb tonight - 1 year deal worth $950,000. Scored 11 goals last season with Toronto; he seems like a solid, cheap addition to the bottom-six. Essentially a cheaper, grittier replacement for Aucoin/Knuble rotating on the fourth line. I'm not sure what else we're going to do (I doubt we are in on either Suter or Parise), but I've heard we're going hard for Bobby Ryan, which I would love. If we can swing a deal where we move Green, Johansson, and a pick for Ryan I'll be thrilled. I think we can make a deal work even though Anaheim just picked up a couple depth defensemen today.

Ideally, for me, we are able to acquire Ryan and sign Matt Carle and Jiri Hudler. Carle, though, could be really expensive considering how much teams overpaid for Dennis Wideman and Garrison. We have the space and Carle is incredibly solid - but if Wideman got $5.25 million for 5 years, what will 27-year-old Carle get? $6+ million? I'd be interested in a 4-or-5-year deal worth 24/30 million as he seems like a pretty safe investment (only missed 4 total games the last 3 seasons) and could be a great replacement for Green (if we traded him). We can get pretty creative this offseason and re-tool our roster completely for what Oates is looking for. Standing pat and making a few minor moves seems so unlikely considering McPhee's tone recently (saying how he was watching the playoffs and kept thinking how we need guys who can take and receive physical punishment day in and day out - to me that means more big power forwards (Ryan! ... and our second first-round pick this year, Wilson). Ribeiro isn't a powerful center but he's willing to mix it up and can be an agitator so I liked that move a lot (plus he's a legit #2 center).

I think the organization - especially Ovechkin - saw what it takes to win and what it means to sacrifice for the team this year, and adding in the right players for an up-tempo, attacking system that Oates seems to bring in (but with defensive responsibility) could prove huge dividends. I think Ovechkin will be energized by Oates' coaching and system this year, and hopefully moving out his buddy Semin will make it easier on him to lead and not worry about his friend slouching so much (his comments after the playoffs screamed "my best friend on the team has been jealous of ice time for less talented players, but he doesn't realize what it takes to win").

Hopefully Parise and Suter decide to go to Western Conference teams tomorrow, and the rest of the dominoes can fall shortly thereafter. Bobby Ryan could be really expensive, so if we can hold on to Alzner and Carlson in that deal, I'll probably be OK with it.

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #24: July 04, 2012, 06:30:12 PM »
Wild get Parise and Suter!  OMG   :shock: