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Lines and Thoughts

Created by: krakowitz
Initial Creation Date: Oct 9, 2020
Published: Oct 9, 2020 at 9:30
Team: 2020-21 Washington Capitals
Team Explanation
There's nothing too surprising about what we did this offseason. The Schultz contract seems too high at first glance, but there's clearly something Laviolette likes about his game. If he plays the way he did during the 2017 run, we've got great value here. If he plays like he did last season, we're in trouble. Hopefully getting him away from Jack Johnson helps him a lot and he'll regain his form.

Samsonov, Lundqvist and Vanecek all have to be on their games, as I think the plan is for them all to get starts. I think we know what to expect more or less from our offense with the hope that Kuznetsov improves defensively, so this whole season is reliant on our defense and goaltending. We're a playoff team no doubt, and we've got the potential to go on a deep run. I pray that Laviolette can get the best out of this group and having Lundqvist will motivate us and push us forward.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Gersich, Shane2$700,000
Siegenthaler, Jonas2$1,150,000
Buried
  • Pheonix Copley: $25,000 ($1,100,000)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2021
WSH
WSH
WSH
WSH
VGK
WSH
2022
WSH
WSH
WSH
WSH
WSH
WSH
WSH
2023
WSH
WSH
WSH
WSH
WSH
WSH
WSH
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
21$81,500,000$81,091,544$419,749$732,500$408,456
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
WSH
Hagelin, Carl
$2,750,000
LW
UFA - 3
WSH
Eller, Lars
$3,500,000
C
UFA - 3
WSH
Pánik, Richard
$2,750,000
LW, RW
UFA - 3
WSH
Hathaway, Garnet
$1,500,000
LW, RW
UFA - 3
WSH
Dowd, Nic
$750,000
C
UFA - 2
WSH
Sprong, Daniel
$725,000
RW
RFA - 2
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
WSH
Dillon, Brenden
$3,900,000
LD
UFA - 4
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
WSH
Schultz, Justin
$4,000,000
RD
UFA - 2
WSH
Lundqvist, Henrik
$1,500,000
G
UFA - 1
WSH
Siegenthaler, Jonas
$1,150,000
LD
RFA - 1
WSH
Jensen, Nick
$2,500,000
RD
UFA - 3
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
WSH
Fehérváry, Martin
$791,667
LD
RFA - 3
WSH
Kempný, Michal
$2,500,000
LD
UFA - 2

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Oct 9, 2020 at 9:39
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Joined: May 2017
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Probably flip Sprong and Panik. Panik was decent on 4th line. I'm curios about an Orlov/Carlson Schultz/Dillon paring but I'm sure Lavs has a plan for D
Oct 10, 2020 at 12:44
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Quoting: nsf85
Probably flip Sprong and Panik. Panik was decent on 4th line. I'm curios about an Orlov/Carlson Schultz/Dillon paring but I'm sure Lavs has a plan for D


I was thinking about flipping Sprong and Panik, but I think that's something we do later on in the season, Panik deserves another look in the top nine. His skill was a nice add on the fourth line and they were really clicking before the pause.

In terms of the defense, I think it's something we move around a lot during the season to find what works best. I've liked the way the Orlov-Carlson pairing has looked, but I think it's wisest that we keep them separated so one of them is out there more often, unless Schultz comes in and plays spectacularly.
 
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