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The Dream

Created by: krakowitz
Initial Creation Date: Sep 18, 2020
Published: Sep 19, 2020 at 9:07
Team: 2020-21 Washington Capitals
Team Explanation
I didn't want to get into the values of the trades. The point is that Jensen, Panik, Kovalchuk, Kempny, Gudas, Dillon and Holtby out, Vatanen, Puljujarvi, Johnsson, Hjalmarsson, Weber and Crawford in.

There are only so many years left in the Ovechkin era to win a Cup, and I really think we need to go all out for it every year. Getting Johnsson to play 3LW and bump Hagelin down to the 3rd line does wonders for us. It might cause some cap problems next year, but he should be able to get dealt for a late round pick then have McMichael take that spot. Puljujarvi has more offensive upside than Panik, plus he could potentially take Oshie's spot in the top six when he inevitably gets taken by Seattle. Having those guys in the top nine allow for some lineup flexibility and some more potential line combinations if things need to be shaken up.

The Vatanen contract was what The Athletic projects him to get on the open market. I think he's a really good fit on our second pairing with Orlov and gives us a lot of stability. A smooth skater that will move the puck and not be a defensive liability is really what we need. Hjalmarsson can be the pure shutdown partner for Carlson that he'll thrive with as he's become more offensive minded the last couple years. As long as he stays healthy he'll be our best penalty killer block a ton of shots. Weber is signed for depth and to help with Laviolette's system since he played for him in Nashville.

Crawford is signed to tandem with Samsonov for a year. Vanecek will get a few games here and there as well to make sure Sammy and Crawford are fresh during what might be a condensed schedule. Assuming there's an 82 game schedule, I'd hope the starts get split 47/28/7. Samsonov still has the majority of games, but there's enough starts going to Crawford and Vanecek to keep him fresh both physically and mentally.

Fehervary is ready for regular minutes. I'd like to see Alexeyev get a few games, as well as getting Sprong in the mix. All of these moves are a big push for the Caps to win this year and gives us a chance to try again in the coming years.
Free Agent Signings
RESERVE LISTYEARSCAP HIT
Puljujärvi, Jesse2$1,000,000
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Siegenthaler, Jonas2$1,150,000
Boyd, Travis2$825,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Vatanen, Sami4$4,333,333
Crawford, Corey1$3,000,000
Weber, Yannick1$700,000
Trades
WSH
  1. Johnsson, Andreas
TOR
  1. Jensen, Nick
WSH
  1. Puljujärvi, Jesse [Reserve List]
EDM
  1. Pánik, Richard
Additional Details:
+ fill in the blank
WSH
  1. Hjalmarsson, Niklas ($2,500,000 retained)
ARI
  1. Kempný, Michal
Additional Details:
+ fill in the blank
Buried
  • Pheonix Copley: $25,000 ($1,100,000)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
WSH
ARI
WSH
WSH
WSH
2021
WSH
WSH
WSH
WSH
VGK
WSH
WSH
2022
WSH
WSH
WSH
WSH
WSH
WSH
WSH
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
22$81,500,000$81,374,877$419,749$732,500$125,123

Roster

Left WingCenterRight Wing
WSH
Ovechkin, Alex
$9,538,462
LW, RW
NTC
UFA - 1
WSH
Kuznetsov, Evgeny
$7,800,000
C
NTC
UFA - 5
WSH
Wilson, Tom
$5,166,666
RW
NTC
UFA - 4
WSH
Vrána, Jakub
$3,350,000
LW
RFA - 1
WSH
Bäckström, Nicklas
$9,200,000
C
NMC
UFA - 5
WSH
Oshie, T.J.
$5,750,000
RW, C
NTC
UFA - 5
TOR
Johnsson, Andreas
$3,400,000
LW, RW
UFA - 3
WSH
Eller, Lars
$3,500,000
C
UFA - 3
Puljujärvi, Jesse
$1,000,000
RW
RFA - 2
WSH
Hagelin, Carl
$2,750,000
LW
UFA - 3
WSH
Dowd, Nic
$750,000
C
UFA - 2
WSH
Hathaway, Garnet
$1,500,000
LW, RW
UFA - 3
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
ARI
Hjalmarsson, Niklas
$2,500,000
LD/RD
NMC
UFA - 1
WSH
Carlson, John
$8,000,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 6
WSH
Samsonov, Ilya
$925,000
G
RFA - 1
WSH
Orlov, Dmitry
$5,100,000
LD/RD
NTC
UFA - 3
Vatanen, Sami
$4,333,333
LD/RD
UFA - 1
Crawford, Corey
$3,000,000
G
NTC
UFA - 2
WSH
Fehérváry, Martin
$791,667
LD
RFA - 3
WSH
Siegenthaler, Jonas
$1,150,000
LD
RFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
WSH
Sprong, Daniel
$725,000
RW
RFA - 2
Weber, Yannick
$700,000
RD
UFA - 1

Special Teams

Power Play 1
Oshie, T.
Bäckström, N.
Kuznetsov, E.
Ovechkin, A.
Carlson, J.
Power Play 2
Wilson, T.
Eller, L.
Vrána, J.
Puljujärvi, J.
Orlov, D.
Penalty Kill 1
Hagelin, C.
Eller, L.
Carlson, J.
Hjalmarsson, N.
Penalty Kill 2
Bäckström, N.
Wilson, T.
Orlov, D.
Siegenthaler, J.

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Sep 19, 2020 at 9:44
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I can’t think of one reason as to why Chicago wouldn’t give that and more to crow
Sep 19, 2020 at 11:35
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Quoting: NixJets
I can’t think of one reason as to why Chicago wouldn’t give that and more to crow


Why haven't they done so already?
 
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