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Old 07-22-2021, 11:18 PM   #1
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Its been a while since GM Bagopucks made a post. Usually he posts at a higher frequency but given the CPHL Entry Draft work and off season there hasn't been much time.

GM Bagopucks had a plan to go into the draft and take Eklund at 2. The night before the draft, he began second guessing himself. Eklund is very slick and smart but we got talked into deciding that Brandt Clarke is the guy with massive offensive potential and the knocks against him seemed superficial. Bagopucks fell in love with the player and decided that Clarke was the guy. Now given the view from his arm chair isnt very good and who knows.

Kent Johnson, Xavier Bourgault were two players we were hoping for and were happy to land. Olen Zellweger was just the guy we thought was good value after Ayrton Martino was stolen by Knut a pick before us.

Below is the roster we started with when we took over the this franchise about 10 or 12 games into the season last year. I am still cringing from looking at it.

Tyler Ennis - Mikael Backlund - Kyle Okposo
Zack Smith - Cody Eakin - Drake Caggiula
Tobias Rieder - Nic Dowd - Justin Bailey
Michael Ferland - Curtis Lazar - Hudson Fasching

Erik Cernak - Mark Pysyk
Brent Seabrook - Brendan Smith
Matt Irwin - Martin Marincin

Craig Anderson
Ryan Miller

Fast forward to now and some of you are still cringing at my roster. We are taking a balanced approach to assembling a team.

A.Iafallo (72) - P.Danault (73) - P.Kessel (72)
N.Niederreiter (71) - B. Sutter (69) - D.Brown (69)
A.Chiasson (67) - R.Faksa (68) - T.Terry (68)
A.Ladd (64)- ???????? - A. Erne (67)

M.Giordano (74)- S.Gostisbehere (69)
D.Forbort (68) - O. Klefbom (71)
???????? - J.Tinordi (66)


T.Jarry (87)
?????????

Some of the trades include moving P.K Subban, Mike Smith and Cap this year for next. Players coming in through trades include Henrik Borgstrom, Adam Erne, Nino Niederrieter, Andrew Ladd and Libor Hajek.

The upgrade from last year doesn't look like much but our AHL, ECHL is stronger with a years worth of development, signings and trades. It still remains to be seen if anyone from the AHL will jump up and take a few open spots at the CPHL level

Washington Capitals will try to be competitive this year as our goal will again be to make the playoffs. The current roster is weak with lots of holes but Bagopucks has been telling all his staff not to worry as he has been personally delivering magic performance enhancing potions to drink for the upcoming sim season to all his players. Troy Stecher refused to drink it and hence why he is stuck in the minors.

TLDR; we still suck but Bagopucks is delusional of building something special. So nothing new.
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Old 07-22-2021, 11:22 PM   #2
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That team stinks! Good work.
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Nice changeover, not a single player remains
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You've quietly gone about and made steady improvements to your roster.

Good work
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You are turning into a "half decent" GM! Thats at least a quarter better than NYI!
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Old 08-21-2021, 08:18 PM   #6
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Capitals have been very stingy this offseason. Fans are not happy as we went in with a fair bit of cap space and only managed to snag a few players. Marc Staal joins us on the blue line. Craig Anderson returns to us after his season last year where he played 40 games for us. Jonathan Bernier was also another goalie who comes in to back up Tristan Jarry.

Jack Johnson joins us via trade from his recent CPHL Championship with the Wild. Hoping he can bring some of his winning ways.

The fans haven't been too happy with the GM as the GM has taken a patient approach by trading cap this year for next year. Some of the teams WSH has sent money to are TOR, NYI and DAL. It remains to be seen if the conference rivals can be caught in the standings even after sending them money this year.

Capitals as always will be active and in the middle of things.

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Old 08-27-2021, 08:41 AM   #7
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Washington Capitals roster is starting to fill out with the last few moves that have been made. Bringing in O.Sundqvist, J.Neal, B.Connolly and C.Hutton has been the last few moves to finalize the roster. The CPHL scoring looks weak but the team is hoping that the team is greater than the sum of its parts.

Trading of Bernier was a tough decision as we really liked that contract but he is replacable and addressing the C position on the 4th line is something we wanted to do.

Below is our current projected roster. We are only posting so Harry can have a team he can beat on paper.

A.Iafallo (72) - P.Danault (73) - P.Kessel (72)
N.Niederreiter (71) - B. Sutter (69) - J.Neal (68)
A.Chiasson (67) - R.Faksa (68) - T.Terry (68)
A.Anisimov (67) - O.Sundqvist (68) - B.Connolly(67)

M.Giordano (74)- S.Gostisbehere (69)
D.Forbort (68) - O. Klefbom (71)
M.Staal (68) - J.Johnson (68)

T.Jarry (87)
C.Anderson (79)

Scratches - T.Graovac (65), N,Mikkola (68), A.Erne (67), A.Ladd (64), J.Tinordi (66), C. Hutton (78)

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Preseason is rolling on quickly for the Capitals. They are 1-3 with the lowest GF in the league. Capitals fans were not happy with the GM when they traded one of their "top 6" forwards in Nino for a what the fans are calling a "third liner" in Sanford. There has also been criticism of the GM for signing some low rated players like A. Anisimov and J. de la Rose who didnt really help the team secure a playoff spot last season.

Capitals GM was not happy with the team after being the worst PP team that the team hasn't scored a single PP goal in 4 games. To makes matter worse, the team went 0-8 in the PP in their last game and gave up a short handed goal. Changes needed to be made. We think Sanford while rated lower can find a way to improve the line he plays on. We need all our lines to be clicking to be an effective team or else it is going to be a long season of scoring problems.

Below is our current projected roster.

A.Iafallo (72) - P.Danault (73) - P.Kessel (72)
Z.Sanford (69) - B. Sutter (69) - J.Neal (68)
A.Anisimov (67) - R.Faksa (68) - O.Sundqvist (68)
J. de la Rose (66) - B.Boyle (67) - B.Connolly(67)

M.Giordano (74)- S.Gostisbehere (69)
D.Forbort (68) - O. Klefbom (71)
M.Staal (68) - J.Johnson (68)

T.Jarry (87)
C.Anderson (79)

Scratches - T.Graovac (65), N,Mikkola (68), A.Erne (67), J.Tinordi (66), C. Hutton (78)
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Washington Capitals Update - Figured I should lead by example and make a post about my team

As we write this the Capitals have are coming of a 3 game stretch in 3 days. A fifth of the season has been played and the campaign hasn’t gone very well. With a losing record and team chemistry still up in the air the progress hasn’t been made in the second season for GM Bagopucks.

WSH GM hasn’t been sitting calmly as he has shown his displeasure with some of his players by waiving a new player once a week or so. It seems like half the team has been on waivers. It probably speaks to the terrible quality of players the team has brought in. The team is running a relatively low Cap number and that is on the GM. The lack of progress for this season sits mostly on GM Bagopucks on the approach he has taken.

There are some positives so far. Alex Iafallo and a Philip Danualt are playing well. Kessel and Klefbom are coming off injuries and are being eased into the line up. Some of the other players are trying to find their scoring touch but are unlikely to catch fire unless chemistry clicks.

Capitals also have recently signed free agents Josh Pillar, Jack Matier and Ben Gleason

Some of the prospects in the AHL and ECHL are performing well for the Capitals. In the AHL Liljegren is starting get some cracks at the NHL level, Troy Terry is playing better than he did last season, Tanner Jeannot and Henrik Borgstrom are also player in the NHL. Jacob Peterson had a good camp in the NHL but hasn’t found a way to make it stick. Kyle Okposo also is playing decent in the NHL and hoping to have a bounce back season.

In the ECHL Brendan Brisson has been scoring at a high pace in the NCAA. Seth Jarvis has gotten into a few NHL games and late first round pick Xavier Bourgault is scoring well in the QMJHL. Helge Grans has found himself playing a few games at the AHL level and Brandt Clarke has returned to scoring in the OHL that is functioning this season.

Overall, the teams future pieces are progressing but the CPHL team is struggling to find traction. With 60+ games remaining, Washington will continue to fight for a playoff spot and find sim chemistry. GM Bagopucks thinks it is important to take the time to learn the simulator as it should come in handy as the franchise inches towards the goal of winning the cup.

Below is our current roster.

A.Iafallo (72) - P.Danault (73) - P.Kessel (72)
Z.Sanford (69) - B. Sutter (69) - O.Sundqvist (68)
A.Erne (67) - R.Faksa (68) - B.Connolly (67)
A. Angello (66) - B.Boyle (67) - B.Ritchie (63)

M.Giordano (74)- S.Gostisbehere (69)
D.Forbort (68) - O. Klefbom (71)
M.Staal (68) – B. Harpur (66)

T.Jarry (87)
C.Anderson (79)

Scratches - N,Mikkola (68), J.Tinordi (66), C. Hutton (78)
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You're in the mix in the east
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Old 11-06-2021, 04:03 PM   #11
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Some good progress
Some interesting decisions coming up this year as to do you sell off some high rated vets to strengthen the asset base or go for a run
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