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Sep. 15, 2022 at 11:28 a.m.
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Sep. 15, 2022 at 11:48 a.m.
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Hola, Como estas! Wo ist ein badezimmer?
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Sep. 15, 2022 at 11:49 a.m.
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What are some predictions for this year
Sep. 15, 2022 at 11:50 a.m.
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Hola, Como estas! Wo ist ein badezimmer?


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Sep. 15, 2022 at 6:47 p.m.
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What are some predictions for this year


Washington's players are all injured
They are 8th in the west
4th to worst in league
They go down 9 spots in the lottery
Draft a bust
Give away all their young good players to MTL for FC
The FC is never returned, as Washington relocates to Arizona
Sep. 15, 2022 at 7:02 p.m.
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Washington's players are all injured
They are 8th in the west
4th to worst in league
They go down 9 spots in the lottery
Draft a bust
Give away all their young good players to MTL for FC
The FC is never returned, as Washington relocates to Arizona


Wut? Also check discord
Sep. 15, 2022 at 8:30 p.m.
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Wut? Also check discord


You read correctly
Sep. 19, 2022 at 2:03 p.m.
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Thoughts on making Oshie 3c if we get a top six winger
Sep. 19, 2022 at 2:10 p.m.
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Thoughts on making Oshie 3c if we get a top six winger


Not a fan. I think Oshie ends up as a 3rd liner anyway later into this year and while he's not terrible at C, I'd rather let someone more experienced at C play the position like Eller. or I would go with McMichael at 3C should there be a move made to get a Top 6 guy, but with Brown and Strome already being picked up earlier.
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Sep. 19, 2022 at 2:26 p.m.
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What are some predictions for this year


Fehervary struggles with Carlson to start the year and gets swapped with Orlov, both pairs play much better after the switch.
McMichael usurps Eller as the 3C by the All Star break, slides Strome to the wing and moves up to 2C by the end of the year.
Strome and Brown have career years in the middle 6, Strome and McMichael gel with Mantha and become the 2nd line by the end of the year.
Sheary struggles to start the year but finds his footing on the 4th line with Dowd and Hathaway.
Lindgren is sent down by mid-season, Fucale fills in as backup until the TDL when the Caps find a better backup.
Hunter Shepard gets an emergency callup for one game and gives up only 1 goal, further feeding Caps fans strange belief in getting an elite 1G out of a 26 year old who hasn't been a consistent AHL starter.
Nick Jensen recieves a singular Norris vote.
Tom Wilson goes a point per game after returning from injury, makes the incessant Wilson to Toronto trades even worse.
The Caps make the 3rd round with consistent depth scoring.
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Sep. 19, 2022 at 5:40 p.m.
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Fehervary struggles with Carlson to start the year and gets swapped with Orlov, both pairs play much better after the switch.
McMichael usurps Eller as the 3C by the All Star break, slides Strome to the wing and moves up to 2C by the end of the year.
Strome and Brown have career years in the middle 6, Strome and McMichael gel with Mantha and become the 2nd line by the end of the year.
Sheary struggles to start the year but finds his footing on the 4th line with Dowd and Hathaway.
Lindgren is sent down by mid-season, Fucale fills in as backup until the TDL when the Caps find a better backup.
Hunter Shepard gets an emergency callup for one game and gives up only 1 goal, further feeding Caps fans strange belief in getting an elite 1G out of a 26 year old who hasn't been a consistent AHL starter.
Nick Jensen recieves a singular Norris vote.
Tom Wilson goes a point per game after returning from injury, makes the incessant Wilson to Toronto trades even worse.
The Caps make the 3rd round with consistent depth scoring.


That’s awesome
Sep. 22, 2022 at 10:21 a.m.
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Injuries, Injuries, Injuries...
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Sep. 22, 2022 at 10:53 a.m.
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Injuries, Injuries, Injuries...


How bad is the Oshie injury
Sep. 22, 2022 at 12:21 p.m.
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How bad is the Oshie injury


Not too bad, should be back at practice this week, but the fact that he's out in the first place concerns me
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Sep. 23, 2022 at 10:21 a.m.
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Not too bad, should be back at practice this week, but the fact that he's out in the first place concerns me


First lines/pairs/goalie tandem of #Caps training camp:
Ovechkin-Kuznetsov-Brown

Strome-McMichael-Mantha (Snively) Johansson-Eller-Oshie

Sheary (AJF)-Dowd-Hathaway

Fehervary-Carlson

Orlov-Jensen

Gustafson-TvR

Carlsson-Irwin

Kuemper
Lindgren


This is the greatest thing I’ve ever seen. Mikey is getting his minutes. 🥲
Sep. 23, 2022 at 11:20 a.m.
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Nova how pumped are you
Sep. 23, 2022 at 11:21 a.m.
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First lines/pairs/goalie tandem of #Caps training camp:
Ovechkin-Kuznetsov-Brown

Strome-McMichael-Mantha (Snively)

Johansson-Eller-Oshie

Sheary (AJF)-Dowd-Hathaway

Fehervary-Carlson

Orlov-Jensen

Gustafson-TvR

Carlsson-Irwin

Kuemper
Lindgren


This is the greatest thing I’ve ever seen. Mikey is getting his minutes. 🥲


Strome-McMichael-Mantha will be very exciting to watch. Snively also getting a chance could be quite interesting.

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Nova how pumped are you


I am very cautiously excited. This team could be quite good... but the similarities to 2004 worries me. Hopefully it isn't another tank midway through situation.
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Sep. 23, 2022 at 11:25 a.m.
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Strome-McMichael-Mantha will be very exciting to watch. Snively also getting a chance could be quite interesting.



I am very cautiously excited. This team could be quite good... but the similarities to 2004 worries me. Hopefully it isn't another tank midway through situation.


Wait. We had actual talent in 2004?
Sep. 23, 2022 at 11:31 a.m.
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Wait. We had actual talent in 2004?


Insane amounts. Only problem was, they didn't mesh well at all. The team was garbage and blew it up, firing a young Bruce Cassidy (who wasn't ready to be an NHL head coach at the time), trading guys like Jagr, Bondra, Konowalchuk, Lang, Gonchar, and Nylander. Luckily, that blowup and failure brought us the magic of a young Alexander Mikhailovich Ovechkin.
Sep. 23, 2022 at 11:37 a.m.
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Insane amounts. Only problem was, they didn't mesh well at all. The team was garbage and blew it up, firing a young Bruce Cassidy (who wasn't ready to be an NHL head coach at the time), trading guys like Jagr, Bondra, Konowalchuk, Lang, Gonchar, and Nylander. Luckily, that blowup and failure brought us the magic of a young Alexander Mikhailovich Ovechkin.

And Nilkas Backstrom
Sep. 27, 2022 at 10:12 a.m.
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Protas getting reps on the 3rd line is exciting, hopefully he can jump Johansson for playing time.
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Sep. 27, 2022 at 10:24 a.m.
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Protas getting reps on the 3rd line is exciting, hopefully he can jump Johansson for playing time.


I wanna see snively get a starting role. He has earned it
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Sep. 30, 2022 at 10:43 a.m.
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@capsfan2121 OVI TIME!
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Sep. 30, 2022 at 11:28 a.m.
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capsfan2121 OVI TIME!


Prediction, 18.27 mins of ice time, 4 shots on goal, 1 assist. I’m trying to be realistic
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Sep. 30, 2022 at 11:32 a.m.
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Prediction, 18.27 mins of ice time, 4 shots on goal, 1 assist. I’m trying to be realistic


I'd guess he gets more in the 15 minute range, 3 SOG, 1 goal. I'd flip the goal for an assist depending on who Detroit has in net, however
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