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06-16-2012, 12:24 AM
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Washington Capitals Pre-Draft Analysis

Hey Folks,

HF's Patrick Harbolick wrote a comprehensive article on the Caps and the upcoming Draft. I thought some of you might want to check it out...

Washington Capitals Draft Analysis

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No mention of the Caps two best defensive prospects (Orlov and Flemming)?

Andrew Glass as one of the forward prospects with upside? What? Is he even Caps' property anymore? He might as well have cited Joel Broda.

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Three picks in the seventh round. Calgary's I believe from a '09 trade.

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I'm sorry, goaltending as a draft need? With two young goalies at the NHL level and a decent prospect going to Hershey?

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06-18-2012, 01:45 PM
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Can't ever please the peanut gallery....I've never once seen a positive comment from any Caps poster when one of these threads pops up.

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The same type of "quality" analysis I've come to expect from HF writers/scouts...

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Can't ever please the peanut gallery....I've never once seen a positive comment from any Caps poster when one of these threads pops up.
Well why do you think that is.

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06-18-2012, 04:16 PM
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Well why do you think that is.


The Internet can never be pleased?

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The Internet can never be pleased?
That, or they're right...

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That, or they're right...
I guess if you believe Orlov is a youth prospect still instead of a NHL player, you might be correct.

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I guess if you believe Orlov is a youth prospect still instead of a NHL player, you might be correct.
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If a prospect is a skater (forward, defenseman) and has played in 65 NHL games or more before the completion of the season of his 24th birthday; or, if a goaltender has played in 45 NHL games before the completion of the season of his 24th birthday, that player will be considered graduated to the NHL.
According to HF's own criteria Orlov is still considered a prospect...So yes, I would expect them to mention him in their article.

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I guess if you believe Orlov is a youth prospect still instead of a NHL player, you might be correct.
That's pretty beside the point. This article doesn't seem too bad, but every time I read one I notice a bunch of glaring problems. It always seems like the writers aren't as familiar with the team/its situation as they should be and it never seems like they've actually seen any of the prospects play at all. I think the backlash they get is probably exaggerated, but most of the articles seem pretty much useless to me.

This article is pretty short and unambitious, which probably helps limit the potential for errors. The only thing that really jumped out at me was the claim that Patrick Wey is a puck-moving defenseman, which just isn't true, along with the complete omission of Schilling. Edit: Also left out Flemming.

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correct. no flemming, no schilling, no orlov and the result is the defense is rated F. makes it difficult to give much cred to their grading system when they do that

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This is a draft analysis article, not a top to bottom, player by player rundown. Apparently difficult to grasp...

Anyway, Bill Ladd, thanks for posting it. Regardless of content and Internet criticism, happy when the Caps get any coverage at all.

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This is a draft analysis article, not a top to bottom, player by player rundown. Apparently difficult to grasp...

Anyway, Bill Ladd, thanks for posting it. Regardless of content and Internet criticism, happy when the Caps get any coverage at all.
Ah....happy with mediocre! Sounds like a caps fan alright.




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Ah....happy with mediocre! Sounds like a caps fan alright.



I take what I can get. As a Caps fan, I'm very used to accepting less than perfect.

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Nothing like coming to someone's defense and then following it up with a backhanded complement.

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This is a draft analysis article, not a top to bottom, player by player rundown. Apparently difficult to grasp...
I'm not sure how that excuses factually incorrect statements and the complete omission of several prospects in giving the team's pool a grade. Patrick Wey is not a two-way puck-mover and if anything the "stay-at-home" Kundratek is the closest thing to one among the three prospects mentioned.

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board sponsor and criticism of the article are not inherently linked or unlinked.

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