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2019-2020 Washington Capitals
« Topic Start: April 25, 2019, 03:00:54 PM »
Enough of the postmortem on 2018-2019...it's a new day...on to next season...

Early thoughts:

Do we find a way to keep Hagelin?

Copley is likely gone...who is the backup next year?

Which, if any, of the coaches are replaced?

It seems that DSP is gone...certainly Orpik...likely Jaskin.  Who else?





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Re: 2019-2020 Washington Capitals
« Reply #1: April 25, 2019, 03:16:26 PM »
Jaskin seems like the kind of guy Edmonton could use.  Be in the starting lineup for the next #1 Draft Picks Champion banner raising and then fill a roster spot while McDavid and Draisaitl have record years en route to the next #1 Draft Picks Champion banner raising 
Enough of the postmortem on 2018-2019...it's a new day...on to next season...

Early thoughts:

Do we find a way to keep Hagelin?

Copley is likely gone...who is the backup next year?

Which, if any, of the coaches are replaced?

It seems that DSP is gone...certainly Orpik...likely Jaskin.  Who else?






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Re: 2019-2020 Washington Capitals
« Reply #2: April 25, 2019, 03:19:13 PM »
I say let all of the UFAs and RFAs walk, with the exception of Vrana.  I know he disappeared in the playoffs, but he has so much potential and did score 24 goals this year.  The core pof the team is steady, but I think it would make sense to shake it up a bit.  I know Rierden loves Hagelin so I wouldn't be surprised if they tried to keep him. 

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Re: 2019-2020 Washington Capitals
« Reply #3: April 25, 2019, 07:45:36 PM »
Forgot...Connolly is surely gone as well...he's gonna get paid...

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Re: 2019-2020 Washington Capitals
« Reply #4: April 25, 2019, 07:52:38 PM »
There is only one question: Who is replacing numbnuts Reirdan?

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« Reply #5: April 25, 2019, 08:12:29 PM »
There is only one question: Who is replacing numbnuts Reirdan?

He's not going anywhere...

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Re: 2019-2020 Washington Capitals
« Reply #6: April 25, 2019, 10:10:02 PM »
He's not going anywhere...
Then this is a meaningless thread




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Re: 2019-2020 Washington Capitals
« Reply #10: May 27, 2019, 07:08:24 PM »
106.7 is gettin' deep into it.

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Re: 2019-2020 Washington Capitals
« Reply #11: May 27, 2019, 07:12:30 PM »
106.7 is gettin' deep into it.
I was in the car listening to some of that. Sounds like the video is a year old. Must have pissed someone off even more than Caps fans with his playoff performance.

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« Reply #12: May 27, 2019, 07:16:21 PM »
I was in the car listening to some of that. Sounds like the video is a year old. Must have pissed someone off even more than Caps fans with his playoff performance.

That's the way I heard it as well.   Gotta be aware of your surroundings.

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Re: 2019-2020 Washington Capitals
« Reply #13: May 28, 2019, 02:37:06 PM »
Wait, coke in a Vegas hotel room??  I'm shocked, SHOCKED

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« Reply #14: May 28, 2019, 02:40:25 PM »
 :lol:

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Re: 2019-2020 Washington Capitals
« Reply #15: May 29, 2019, 04:20:04 PM »
Wait, coke in a Vegas hotel room??  I'm shocked, SHOCKED

Next thing you know, they'll have video of players taking hookers back to their rooms.

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Re: 2019-2020 Washington Capitals
« Reply #16: June 14, 2019, 09:35:53 AM »
The Washington Capitals have traded defenseman Matt Niskanen for Philadelphia Flyers’ Radko Gudas.

https://wtop.com/washington-capitals/2019/06/capitals-swap-out-defenseman-matt-niskanen-for-flyers-radko-gudas/

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Re: 2019-2020 Washington Capitals
« Reply #17: June 14, 2019, 10:34:22 AM »
Important to move Niskanen's contract, and Gudas isn't great but is basically an Orpik replacement. Fine trade.

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Re: 2019-2020 Washington Capitals
« Reply #18: June 14, 2019, 12:00:42 PM »
Gudas is a goon.

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« Reply #19: June 14, 2019, 12:29:31 PM »
Important to move Niskanen's contract, and Gudas isn't great but is basically an Orpik replacement. Fine trade.

Out and about listening to 106.7   ...   appears clearing salary is the goal.   They said Holtby and Backstrom are comin' up to free agency.    They also mentioned Gudas' inclination to do stupid crap and get penalized multiple games.

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« Reply #20: June 14, 2019, 02:36:04 PM »
Gudas is a goon.

Had (some) better numbers than Niskanen last year, which surprised me.

https://twitter.com/IneffectiveMath/status/1139519612373090305

But yeah, he's really physical and is one bad hit away from sitting in the press box for a long time. With Jensen able to effectively take Niskanen's spot, this is fine. I don't expect Gudas to be more than a 6th/7th defenseman this year and next summer he'll be gone, which is the most important part.

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Re: 2019-2020 Washington Capitals
« Reply #21: June 14, 2019, 02:39:56 PM »
I'm down with moving Nisky...we have cheap kids who need to step up anyway...

GMBM comes thru again...

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Re: 2019-2020 Washington Capitals
« Reply #22: June 14, 2019, 04:04:43 PM »
I'm down with moving Nisky...we have cheap kids who need to step up anyway...

GMBM comes thru again...

OT    My hockey neighbors got a new female rescued pup.    He's the Pens fan and she's the Caps fan.    They were gonna name the pup Matti.    They figured Niskanen played for the Pens and the Caps so Matti was a good compromise.     I advised him that Niskanen was traded to the Flyers.    He sez, "Back to the drawing board on the dog's name."

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Re: 2019-2020 Washington Capitals
« Reply #23: June 14, 2019, 04:08:54 PM »
OT    My hockey neighbors got a new female rescued pup.    He's the Pens fan and she's the Caps fan.    They were gonna name the pup Matti.    They figured Niskanen played for the Pens and the Caps so Matti was a good compromise.     I advised him that Niskanen was traded to the Flyers.    He sez, "Back to the drawing board on the dog's name."

They could always name him "Pylon"...Nisky and Orpik's last positions with the Caps...

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Re: 2019-2020 Washington Capitals
« Reply #24: June 16, 2019, 05:05:15 PM »
Hagelin coming back on a 4 year, $11MM deal...  :clap: