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Who do you think will be the Caps' primary 2LW this season?

View Poll Results: Who do you think will be the Caps' primary 2LW this season?
Brooks Laich 16 34.78%
Wojtek Wolski 15 32.61%
Mathieu Perrault 8 17.39%
Someone else 7 15.22%
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07-26-2012, 07:09 PM
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Who do you think will be the Caps' primary 2LW this season?

And to think we were once known for our depth on the wings...

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Laich.

Laich is a mediocre to poor center and a pretty good winger. Maximize his value.

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I don't really think this one is too hard. It's going to be Laich. The big question is the RIGHT wing on that 2nd line.

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I don't really think this one is too hard. It's going to be Laich. The big question is the RIGHT wing on that 2nd line.
I think that's pretty clear cut too. Either Ovechkin or Brouwer.

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I said Perrault, but I really have no ****ing clue anymore.

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I don't really think this one is too hard. It's going to be Laich. The big question is the RIGHT wing on that 2nd line.
The problem with making Laich a winger is it means making Perrault an every day center. That means the Caps would have two lines centered by smallish, defensively inept guys who can't win faceoffs - those are two lines you're not going to be putting out in defensive situations if you can help it. That puts a huge strain on Beagle to carry the load defensively, and forces the Backstrom line to pick up a lot of the slack, which does not sound like a recipe for success.

Of course, if we could pick up a defensively responsible 4C then I'd be all for it. There aren't a lot of good options left though.

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Whoever it is, won't be Semin. They won't even be close. Good luck with one scoring line scoring goals.

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Laich.

Laich is a mediocre to poor center and a pretty good winger. Maximize his value.
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07-27-2012, 11:00 AM
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I imagine Laich will be 3C and Perreault will be 2LW....who the hell knows with Wolski.

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holy **** , i completely missed Wolski to the caps! haha

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holy **** , i completely missed Wolski to the caps! haha
We wish we had too.

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The problem with making Laich a winger is it means making Perrault an every day center. That means the Caps would have two lines centered by smallish, defensively inept guys who can't win faceoffs - those are two lines you're not going to be putting out in defensive situations if you can help it.
MJ = 3C? MP = wing?

Ovechkin-Ribeiro-Perreault = Russian Roulette Line, offensive zone face offs only

Then one of BL/MJ is indeed 3C with some defensive abilities.

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MJ = 3C? MP = wing?

Ovechkin-Ribeiro-Perreault = Russian Roulette Line, offensive zone face offs only

Then one of BL/MJ is indeed 3C with some defensive abilities.
That's probably what I'd do, if Wolski doesn't earn a top 6 spot (and maybe even if he does; Brouwer on the 3rd line would still work).

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After some more thinking I realized that Purretu is the best back door pass finisher we have in the system just a tad behind OV.

PS: Marcus Droppass Johansson and Mike Backdoorpass Ribeiro. We are good to go.

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It seems many prefer a guy to be out of position instead of on the wrong line. From a development stand point which is more damaging (if at all) to MJ, be at 2LW, or at 3C?

Many seem to have a knee jerk reaction to moving him to 3C that its horrible for his development. But I seem to be in the minority perhaps, that its also not good to be a young center get eaten up along the boards. While facing pressure to be a scoring winger. Crippling the offense on the way.

Certainly give him a few games with Rib and see if they have chemistry; we are desperate for a winger for 2, but do pull the plug if he looks like the playoffs redo. I think deep down we all know MJ is a better center than wing, and Laich a better wing than center. MJ having a midseason sophomore slump at C is no reason to move him to wing for the next season.

Laich Nick Ovi
WW Ribs Brouwer
Chim MJ Ward

MJ gets his playoff level 4TOI PP to keep working on his skills and rack up points. He will be a part of the offense. But have big fast wingers to work the boards for him. I think he and Chimera have done well before. If WW flunks, re-evaluate.

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Laich Nick Ovi
WW Ribs Brouwer
Chim MJ Ward

That's a crappy hockey team.

It's not your fault. No amount of shuffling can make this a good line up.

I agree about Mojo. If he's a player, he's a C.

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you guys are all working too hard at ignoring beagle. really.

ovechkin backstrom johansson
laich ribiero brouwer
chimera beagle ward
hendricks 85 crab

wolski spare

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you guys are all working too hard at ignoring beagle. really.

ovechkin backstrom johansson
laich ribiero brouwer
chimera beagle ward
hendricks 85 crab

wolski spare
Beagle isn't good enough to be a 3rd line center.

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And to think we were once known for our depth on the wings...
Can I answer Ted's wallet? The 12mil in not used Cap space? Does that count?


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Now that Semin is gone I feel that the plan is to go with the roster they have and depending where the team is at the trade deadline, adding a top 6 rental winger. I don't see any changes being made till then, unless of couse the team really struggles.

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