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Offline d_mc_nabb

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Washington Capitals (2008-09)
« Topic Start: June 21, 2008, 10:49:10 PM »
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The draft was yesterday and today, and the caps made 8 picks.

rd.  pos.  pick #  name
1     c       21     Anton Gustaffson
1     d       27     John Carlson (Eminger traded!)
2     d       57     Eric Mestery
2     rw      58    Dmitry Kugryshev
4     G       93     Braden Holtby
5     c        ?      Joel Broda
6     lw       ?      Greg Burke
7     lw       ?      Stefan Della Rovere

pretty good draft, i'd say. supposedly very deep pool of players.

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Re: Washington Capitals Thread (2008-09)
« Reply #1: June 22, 2008, 12:43:16 AM »
Anton Gustaffson's dad being a Caps legend, this story will have a nice subplot.

The draft was yesterday and today, and the caps made 8 picks.

rd.  pos.  pick #  name
1     c       21     Anton Gustaffson
1     d       27     John Carlson (Eminger traded!)
2     d       57     Eric Mestery
2     rw      58    Dmitry Kugryshev
4     G       93     Braden Holtby
5     c        ?      Joel Broda
6     lw       ?      Greg Burke
7     lw       ?      Stefan Della Rovere

pretty good draft, i'd say. supposedly very deep pool of players.

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Re: Washington Capitals Thread (2008-09)
« Reply #2: June 23, 2008, 03:56:30 PM »
Anton Gustaffson's dad being a Caps legend, this story will have a nice subplot.


A Caps legend? If he's so legendary, why isn't he hanging from the rafters next to THE GREAT Yvon Labre?

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Re: Washington Capitals Thread (2008-09)
« Reply #3: June 23, 2008, 11:37:57 PM »
Very cool that Barry Melrose is coaching again. I like that guy.

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Re: Washington Capitals Thread (2008-09)
« Reply #4: June 23, 2008, 11:38:48 PM »
Because he is hanging in the Swedish Hockey HOF?  But yes, other stars have since shined brighter...like Ray Bourke, of Colorado Avalanche fame.

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Re: Washington Capitals Thread (2008-09)
« Reply #5: June 23, 2008, 11:40:05 PM »
Word. 

And he knows how to coach primadonnas.


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Very cool that Barry Melrose is coaching again. I like that guy.
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Re: Washington Capitals Thread (2008-09)
« Reply #6: July 01, 2008, 09:43:55 AM »
We signed Mike Green to a 4-year extension! :clap:

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Re: Washington Capitals Thread (2008-09)
« Reply #7: July 01, 2008, 01:26:52 PM »
a little too much money, but i dont think it will kill us

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Probably not so much when compared to John Michael Liles of the Avs who got 4 mil per year. Green had more points, comparable but better +/-, and played 5-6 more minutes per game

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Re: Washington Capitals Thread (2008-09)
« Reply #8: July 01, 2008, 02:07:31 PM »
A Caps legend? If he's so legendary, why isn't he hanging from the rafters next to THE GREAT Yvon Labre?

If you really think Yvon Labre is "GREAT," then you don't know much about the Caps. Anton's dad, Bengt, is one of the most popular and one of the best Caps players of all time.

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Re: Washington Capitals Thread (2008-09)
« Reply #9: July 01, 2008, 03:50:54 PM »
Kolzig is about to sign w/ the Lightning.

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Re: Washington Capitals Thread (2008-09)
« Reply #10: July 01, 2008, 03:55:15 PM »
We signed Jose Theodore to a two-year contract. That was quick. Now we just need to sign Huet and we're good to go on the goalie front.

Theodore's career stats: http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php3?pid=14080


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I just heard from a source that Huet asked the Caps for three years, $15 million and the Caps offered it to him. But Huet told them he wanted test the market today and see what might be out there. Now it's looking like he'll sign a four year deal with Chicago for $5.6 million per.
http://blog.washingtonpost.com/capitalsinsider/2008/07/caps_sign_theodore_spurn_huet.html

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Re: Washington Capitals Thread (2008-09)
« Reply #11: July 01, 2008, 03:59:22 PM »
We signed Jose Theodore to a two-year contract. That was quick. Now we just need to sign Huet and we're good to go on the goalie front.

Theodore's career stats: http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php3?pid=14080

Huet is going elsewhere (Chicago?). I wish we had brought him back but the sides could not work it out. Hopefully Theodore serves as an adequate bridge to our young goalies for 2 years.

Brent Johnson who is already signed for next season and will be the back-up goalie.

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Re: Washington Capitals Thread (2008-09)
« Reply #12: July 01, 2008, 04:03:50 PM »
Hopefully Theodore serves as an adequate bridge to our young goalies for 2 years.

Well, his 2.44 GAA in 53 games last season is great, but I really wanted to keep Huet here. At least we got a guy that we know can play at this level.

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Re: Washington Capitals Thread (2008-09)
« Reply #13: July 01, 2008, 04:11:30 PM »
Oh well. Huet played great for us. I think the combo of Johnson and Theodore will be OK. Johnson kinda got shafted.  I think he could be better than Kolzig as a regular.  He just wasnt ridiculously better than him like Huet (who had a hot streak while here) and could never unseat him as the starter.  I think there will be more competition among our goalies this year with a decent split of playing time.  Theodore's contract is short enough for him to stay motivated

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Re: Washington Capitals Thread (2008-09)
« Reply #14: July 01, 2008, 04:31:53 PM »
For the money and the years, this works out great for us. We can use the extra money to sign Fedorov if we want and re-sign laich and shamo. also, in 3 years Varlamov and Neuvirth will be ready to step in for cheap when we have to sign backis and semin

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Re: Washington Capitals Thread (2008-09)
« Reply #15: July 01, 2008, 07:29:41 PM »
Kolzig signed a 1-year deal with TB.

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Re: Washington Capitals Thread (2008-09)
« Reply #16: July 02, 2008, 01:57:10 PM »
Detroit signed Marian Hossa. :?

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Re: Washington Capitals Thread (2008-09)
« Reply #17: July 02, 2008, 02:06:01 PM »
i guess we only have to worry about that in the Stanley Cup Finals

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Re: Washington Capitals Thread (2008-09)
« Reply #18: July 02, 2008, 02:07:16 PM »
i guess we only have to worry about that in the Stanley Cup Finals

Yeah, I guess the positive is that no team in our division or conference got him. But damn, that Detroit team is stacked!

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Re: Washington Capitals Thread (2008-09)
« Reply #19: July 02, 2008, 07:44:41 PM »
If you really think Yvon Labre is "GREAT," then you don't know much about the Caps. Anton's dad, Bengt, is one of the most popular and one of the best Caps players of all time.

The comment about Labre was TOTALLY tongue-in-cheek. I know VERY WELL who Bengt is, and he doesn't belong in the rafters either.

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Re: Washington Capitals Thread (2008-09)
« Reply #20: July 02, 2008, 09:19:25 PM »
Labre was not a great player.  In fact, it's hard to even say he was an above average player.  But he had a lot of heart.  He played hard, he gave his all. I don't think I ever saw him win a fight, but he never backed down from one either.  He was the most inspirational player on some horrible teams.  As such, he was much beloved by the fans, and the retirement of his jersey I think was a good thing.

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Re: Washington Capitals Thread (2008-09)
« Reply #21: July 03, 2008, 05:55:59 AM »
Its a continuing "good-ol-boy" philosophy started by Abe Pollin and it makes a mockery out
of the retired numbers. REMEMBER....they had a Mystics Banner for ATTENDANCE for god sakes!

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Re: Washington Capitals Thread (2008-09)
« Reply #22: July 03, 2008, 11:13:41 AM »
We signed center Keith Aucoin. I don't really understand this signing.

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Re: Washington Capitals Thread (2008-09)
« Reply #23: July 03, 2008, 12:09:20 PM »
nothing more than a depth signing. He won't be playing for the real team much at all. He'll probably just be playing in Hershey.

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Re: Washington Capitals Thread (2008-09)
« Reply #24: July 06, 2008, 12:49:08 PM »
Matt Cooke signed a 2-year deal w/ the Penguins.