Thread: Speculation: Acq/ Rost. Bldg./ Cap Part XVI
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01-06-2013, 10:52 AM
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2013 Caps training camp thread

In my opinion these players have got to play well THIS SEASON or be on extreme pressure from the fans and McPhee to leave town. There are replacements in our prospect list and in Hershey for these players. EDIT: Forsberg, Kuznetsov, Wilson, Barber, Mitchell, Galiev, Kundratek, etc.

Starting alphabetically:

Jay Beagle
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Beagle is a pretty good player but with forwards Kuznetsov, Forsberg, and possibly Galiev moving up to NHL ranks shortly he could soon be replaced. He is a good defensive player and helps on faceoffs but the Caps already have Matt Hendricks stepping up to that role. Beagle is already 27 and hasn't made a huge NHL impact in a career that has been promising. If he doesn't get it together this season, I could see him being out of Washington when the younger guys arrive.

Possibility out of 1/10 if performs badly: 7

Troy Brouwer
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This has nothing to do with latest CBA negotiations, Brouwer needs to step his play up. When we acquired him, there was a lot talk how he could make a large impact on our team. He's obviously been an efficient player in the NHL before but needs to transfer over to Washington or his name might be called. That being said, they would probably hold onto him for another year unless he has attitude issues and can't get it done whatsoever. He had a decent season but no where near as consistent as he should be. He even attacked teammates Roman Hamrlik and Michal Neuvirth in the off-season.

Possibility: 6

Mike Green
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Yes, you heard right: Mike Green. The Mike Green who put up over 50 points three seasons. The Mike Green who set Washington Capitals records. Green has failed to play 50 regular season games since 2009 and hasn't reached past 25 points. In that time span he has only scored 11 goals in 2 years. If he has a mediocre season this year, he could be put on the trading block, especially if he suffers more injuries. That being said, I believe the shortened season will help Green and hopefully for us he has a comeback much like a Drew Doughty did in Los Angeles. If you get my drift.

Possibility: 5

Mathieu Perreault

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Perreault is a really big fan favorite for many people. He is one of my favorite players and is a really great guy and talented player. Standing at 2 inches shorter than any player on the team, he has yet to make a huge splash in the NHL in 3 seasons with the Capitals. He only reached over 20 points once, and has a career 53 points. Hopefully for Perreault he puts up better numbers this season or I could see him being moved as were some of our other "talented" Hershey players. Unfortunately for the Caps, it might be one of those situations where he succeeds in another place and not in Washington. He reminds me alot of Daniel Briere, especially his stastics coming into the league. Very promising young man, let's hope he gets it done

Possibility: 7

Jeff Schultz
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Schultz has had some bright spots but mostly disappointment throughout his career. He is coming off two disappointing seasons where he didn't tally more than 10 points. He's only got above 15 points twice, on the 1st defensive pair with Mike Green. He should be at least averaging these numbers every year. While Green is less likely to be moved, Schultz is if he has a bad season. The only thing that could stop McPhee from dealing Schultz is the lack of defensive depth with the Caps/Hershey/Prospects.

Possibility: 9

Joel Ward

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Oh, Joel Ward. Playoff hero. Subject of race controversy. You've brought alot to the Caps over the past year. If you put up numbers like you did last season, though, you will find your way out. Ward put up no less than 29 points with Nashville in three seasons, scoring 40 goals in that time span. In one year alone in Washington he failed to crack the 20 point mark and had a measely 6 goals and 12 assists in 73 games. If he performs badly this season, he is good as gone.

Possibility: 10


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