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06-19-2017, 02:38 PM
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He's not bringing enough to be top 4. He's also not some game changing #5 like Mike Green was here first year under Trotz .
Game changer.



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06-19-2017, 03:16 PM
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Orpik - Bowey

Cross your fingers and hope for the best!
I'm torn between thinking it could be an okay pair and then thinking I'd rather Bowey get paired with Schmidt...but 88's gonna be a Top 4 guy this year so that's doubtful.

I think Bowey needs to be paired with a steady-eddy type veteran, someone who can show him the ropes and lead him into things. I think Orpik should fit that bill, he just costs too much, but his random outbursts of aggressive pinches will routinely leave a young D out to pasture.

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06-19-2017, 04:36 PM
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Man, part of me really wants Shane Doan to sign a cheap contract. A great leadership guy like that would really be a morale booster I think. He's not the player he was but for the right price and the right role he might be a big addition behind the scenes.

Even a guy like Iginla could be a good role player for the right price.

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06-19-2017, 04:50 PM
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Doan's tank is on E.

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06-19-2017, 05:12 PM
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If they really want a veteran right-winger with lots of leadership and intangibles and can contribute in the middle 6, there's a pretty obvious choice that they should aggressively pursue and his name is Justin Williams.

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06-19-2017, 06:02 PM
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Doan's tank is on E.
true but last year he did have 28 goals.

sign him to a 1 mil contract or less and hope for 10 goals plus the leadership

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06-19-2017, 06:02 PM
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If they really want a veteran right-winger with lots of leadership and intangibles and can contribute in the middle 6, there's a pretty obvious choice that they should aggressively pursue and his name is Justin Williams.
they cant afford both oshie and williams though

they can do oshie and doan

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06-19-2017, 06:11 PM
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they cant afford both oshie and williams though

they can do oshie and doan
Why for the love of god would they want Doan?

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06-19-2017, 06:13 PM
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Why for the love of god would they want Doan?
because he has the veteran leadership which people complain this team doesnt have. hes a tough grinder who can replace winnik and probably goes for under 1 mil

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06-19-2017, 06:14 PM
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they cant afford both oshie and williams though

they can do oshie and doan
They don't need Doan, he's spent. Not like he has a playoff pedigree to fall back on either.

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because he has the veteran leadership which people complain this team doesnt have. hes a tough grinder who can replace winnik and probably goes for under 1 mil
The Capitals brought in Justin Williams and Brooks Orpik in large part because of their leadership and the results have been the same.

If leadership is an issue (which it sounds like it might be based on exit interviews) I imagine it's at the top with Ovechkin and Trotz. Bringing in outside "leadership" in the form of Doan seems next to worthless.

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06-19-2017, 06:15 PM
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They don't need Doan, he's spent. Not like he has a playoff pedigree to fall back on either.

basically comes down to a rookie or doan on 4th line. both basically going to be the same price

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06-19-2017, 06:40 PM
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basically comes down to a rookie or doan on 4th line. both basically going to be the same price
I doubt that. Not that he'll break the bank but they could be pinching pennies and I really doubt he signs for $700k somewhere. He likely stays out West anyway.

@alex_prewitt: Emphasis on stocking draft picks, Foley says, but also spreading them out. "We're out to 2020 with a couple teams."

Sounds like something the Caps would do...fling around another future pick to Vegas for them to select the player they would have selected anyway.

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06-19-2017, 06:53 PM
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because he has the veteran leadership which people complain this team doesnt have. hes a tough grinder who can replace winnik and probably goes for under 1 mil
shane doan has won two playoff series in his career. he hasn't played in the playoffs in 5 years. this is not the guy you want.

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06-19-2017, 07:02 PM
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shane doan has won two playoff series in his career. he hasn't played in the playoffs in 5 years. this is not the guy you want.
In fairness, Wayne Gretzky in his prime wouldn't have got these Coyote rosters into the playoffs.

Love Doan but as someone mentioned, he will stay out West. He would have made a ton of sense for the Caps about 5 years ago but not at this point. The leadership and grit are great but don't make up for his lack of speed at this point.

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06-19-2017, 07:07 PM
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Stop allowing name recognition to guys like Doan and Iginla persuade you that they're worth having on the team.

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Agreed with Hivemind. Arizona doesn't even want Doan, why should we want him.

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Game changer.
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Game changer.
Game changer.



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Queue up Nick and Niskanen for the 2nd loffs in a row teaming up to allow a breakaway goal after a center ice faceoff. Game changing for sure when your 2 best defensive players let that happen every year.

I still think its funny that we only remember the bad plays that lead to goals, and forget the countless others where the shot misses the net or the G happens to make a save. I understand, too much happens in a game to remember the non goal plays.

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06-19-2017, 08:28 PM
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If the Caps lose Schmidt, that top four is going to be just awful.

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06-19-2017, 09:06 PM
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If the Caps lose Schmidt, that top four is going to be just awful.
Let it burn

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Queue up Nick and Niskanen for the 2nd loffs in a row teaming up to allow a breakaway goal after a center ice faceoff. Game changing for sure when your 2 best defensive players let that happen every year.

I still think its funny that we only remember the bad plays that lead to goals, and forget the countless others where the shot misses the net or the G happens to make a save. I understand, too much happens in a game to remember the non goal plays.
This is basically analytics.txt right here. Queue up this response the next time you hear the word "pizza" in a hockey context.

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06-19-2017, 11:37 PM
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Game changer.


Wow, he took out a 4C and a 6D. Definitely worth all the times he gets walked every game.

Why not just sign Tom Sestito for league min to "change games" like that? It would probably result in less goals against to boot.

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06-20-2017, 02:37 AM
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Players are human and make mistakes. News at 11. Orpik has been on the plus side overall in term of impact to the team in his time here.

Defense (or prosecution) by video clip is lazy. As Randy points out, even the best guys have boneheaded moments.


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06-20-2017, 07:35 AM
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Players are human and make mistakes. News at 11. Orpik has been on the plus side overall in term of impact to the team in his time here.

Defense (or prosecution) by video clip is lazy. As Randy points out, even the best guys have boneheaded moments.
Yeh, like this. Game changer.


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