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Still Looking Great in 21-22

Created by: ClockReads2113
Initial Creation Date: Nov 23, 2019
Published: Nov 25, 2019 at 5:56 pm
Team: 2021-22 Washington Capitals
Team Explanation
-This team is still a top tier, Cup winning team with the injection of some great young talent like Samsonov, McMichael, Protas, Alexeyev, and Fehervary.

-This doesn't take into account the expansion draft. I assume Oshie, Eller, Panik, Kempny, or Jensen will be taken.

-The scratches aren't truly who will be scratched, it's just to show the great depth they have. I imagine they will have to choose between Kempny or Jensen. Kempny is better but is left handed. They'll also probably want to make room for guys like Fjallby and Leason.

-The only real issue with this roster is the amount of LHD. It isn't the biggest deal, but it's preferable to have dmen play on their strong hand. Maybe they make a trade to switch a lefty for a righty.

-There's a TON of cap space here. There will be even more when the roster is cut down to 23 and one of Jensen or Kempny are moved. And even more after the expansion draft. I imagine they'll have close to $10M in space assuming the cap keeps going up.

-With all the talent and cap space the future is looking bright and the window will remain open for a good while.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Samsonov, Ilya2$2,000,000
Siegenthaler, Jonas2$1,500,000
Vrána, Jakub6$6,000,000
Malenstyn, Beck2$800,000
Jonsson-Fjällby, Axel2$800,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Bäckström, Nicklas3$8,500,000
Ovechkin, Alex3$7,500,000
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
WSH
COL
WSH
ARI
WSH
WSH
WSH
2021
WSH
WSH
WSH
WSH
WSH
WSH
WSH
2022
WSH
WSH
WSH
WSH
WSH
WSH
WSH
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
25$87,000,000$80,176,666$0$115,000$6,823,334
Left WingCenterRight Wing
WSH
Vrána, Jakub
$6,000,000
LW
RFA
WSH
Kuznetsov, Evgeny
$7,800,000
C
NTC
UFA - 4
WSH
Wilson, Tom
$5,166,666
RW
NTC
UFA - 3
WSH
Ovechkin, Alex
$7,500,000
LW, RW
UFA
WSH
Bäckström, Nicklas
$8,500,000
C
NMC
UFA - 4
WSH
McMichael, Connor
$925,000
C
RFA - 1
WSH
Pánik, Richard
$2,750,000
LW, RW
UFA - 2
WSH
Protas, Aliaksei
$825,833
C
RFA - 1
WSH
Oshie, T.J.
$5,750,000
RW
NTC
UFA - 4
WSH
Hagelin, Carl
$2,750,000
LW
UFA - 2
WSH
Eller, Lars
$3,500,000
C
UFA - 2
WSH
Hathaway, Garnet
$1,500,000
LW, RW
UFA - 2
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
WSH
Siegenthaler, Jonas
$1,500,000
RD
RFA
WSH
Carlson, John
$8,000,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 5
WSH
Samsonov, Ilya
$2,000,000
G
RFA
WSH
Orlov, Dmitry
$5,100,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 2
WSH
Fehérváry, Martin
$805,833
LD
RFA - 1
WSH
Vanecek, Vitek
$716,667
G
RFA - 1
WSH
Alexeyev, Alexander
$894,167
LD
RFA - 1
WSH
Kempný, Michal
$2,500,000
LD
UFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
WSH
Jensen, Nick
$2,500,000
RD
UFA - 2
WSH
Dowd, Nic
$750,000
C
UFA - 1
WSH
Malenstyn, Beck
$800,000
C
RFA
WSH
Jonsson-Fjällby, Axel
$800,000
LW
RFA
WSH
Leason, Brett
$842,500
RW
RFA - 1

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Nov 25, 2019 at 7:19
#1
Martynas
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Definitely still a contender. Pretty cool to see how Caps have had such long sustained success.
Nov 25, 2019 at 7:27
#2
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Quoting: ExpiredmilkYT
Definitely still a contender. Pretty cool to see how Caps have had such long sustained success.


If it wasn't for that terrible Adam Oates year they'd have a nice playoff streak going.

PHI is also about to go on a nice run for a good awhile. So much young talent coming up or already there.
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Nov 25, 2019 at 7:28
#3
Martynas
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Quoting: ClockReads2113
If it wasn't for that terrible Adam Oates year they'd have a nice playoff streak going.

PHI is also about to go on a nice run for a good awhile. So much young talent coming up or already there.


Idk for Philly it depends on Myers, Farabee's, and Frost's development mainly, aside from Hart.
Nov 26, 2019 at 9:48
#4
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McMichael is tearing the roof off juniors, a man amongst boys, it looks like he's going to be a legit top 6 playmaker in a couple of years for the Caps.
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Nov 26, 2019 at 3:29
#5
MK57
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It'll be really interesting to see what kind of a contract Ovechkin gets, and he'll probably make the market on that. There just aren't a ton of comparables out there for a 35 year old that puts up around 1.00PPG every year with about 50 goals. Unless he just severely declines next year, I could see him getting north of $9mm still, especially on a short-term deal. I look at Pavelski's contract this year, $7mm at essentially the same age, but he's at ~0.78PPG career vs. Ovi's 1.11PPG. Same with Daniel Sedin and Patrick Marleau for their contracts at ages 33-34.

Not disagreeing with your proposed necessarily, just saying it'll be really interesting to see where he lands. He'd probably be on an 8 x $10 ish right now if they'd had the term limit in place when he signed his current contract.
Nov 26, 2019 at 6:03
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Quoting: ExpiredmilkYT
Idk for Philly it depends on Myers, Farabee's, and Frost's development mainly, aside from Hart.


Don't forget Brink. Was pissed when you guys traded up for him haha
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Nov 26, 2019 at 6:05
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Quoting: MK57
It'll be really interesting to see what kind of a contract Ovechkin gets, and he'll probably make the market on that. There just aren't a ton of comparables out there for a 35 year old that puts up around 1.00PPG every year with about 50 goals. Unless he just severely declines next year, I could see him getting north of $9mm still, especially on a short-term deal. I look at Pavelski's contract this year, $7mm at essentially the same age, but he's at ~0.78PPG career vs. Ovi's 1.11PPG. Same with Daniel Sedin and Patrick Marleau for their contracts at ages 33-34.

Not disagreeing with your proposed necessarily, just saying it'll be really interesting to see where he lands. He'd probably be on an 8 x $10 ish right now if they'd had the term limit in place when he signed his current contract.


Yeah trying to guess his contract is very hard. I just took a guess. But can very much see $9M too.
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Dec 2, 2019 at 4:16
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We'll see what Backy re-signs for. That might help determine what Ovi gets. I don't think Ovi is going to demand an insane amount of money, as he's already made enough to live for lifetimes on between his contract and endorsements. I think at age 35, he'll just want to get paid *enough* while helping keep the Caps competitive for a bit longer and hopefully get a twilight years Cup. I would expect about $9 mill though and about 3-4 years term. I think that would be fair for both sides, if he's still producing at 1 PPG and 40+ goals next year, which I can't see not being the case.
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