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Old 10-24-2020, 09:01 AM   #1
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Thank you all for the welcome to CPHL again. I am excited to be back.

I have been working hard in the last 24 hours to get his team ready for the game on Day 19 against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

I wanted to provide a team update for the upcoming season. First I want to address the question everyone has been thinking - What the heck are the Washington Capitals doing? Rebuilding?

Capitals have a lot of picks in the 2021 draft. Potentially even high picks in the draft. Capitals also have a bunch of cap space available and just over 3M in cheese to send out. The roster is not good. I havent been able to completely assess the team yet and will post more updates as I move along in the process (Thanks Tre for this).

I can say this about the Capitals this upcoming season - we will be active. We will do stuff to improve the team and try to push for a playoff spot. I believe in my teams always pushing for a playoff spot - it is an attribute of a well run organization. It means you do all the other things well (drafting, signing free agents, managing conracts, playing the sim). Given the nature of our roster and my inclination to tinker I will do my best to make the playoffs by tinkering to create chemistry.

I appreciate the teams reaching out with offers and players but currently we are looking at adding to the CPHL roster at low to little cost as we have cap to spend. So with that I am off to continue my assesment and plan for the team .

P.S where do I go for the initiation CaptianCrunch?

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Old 10-24-2020, 09:11 AM   #2
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My first order of business is to get the organization roster compliant. Since we are coming in during the season schedule we will also have to build our baseline roster from which we will have to build.

We have made a couple of moves so far:

Extended offers to:

Justin Bailey
Craig Anderson

Released

Patrick Berglund
Brent Gates - who?
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Old 10-31-2020, 09:47 AM   #3
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A week since taking over the Capitals are still looking for their first win. The biggest hoopla has been the trading of Cam Talbot and the rumours of Kulak being shopped.

Capitals have tried to find chemistry with the players that have been picked up. Some of the players brought in are Nic Dowd, Cody Eakin, Joey Anderson, Filip Johansson, Tobias Rieder, Curtis Lazar, Colin Miller, Damota Mermis, Joakim Ryan, Victor Rask, Ryan Miller and Brett Leason.

Currently, the roster is still a work in progress but we are hoping that we can be in more closely contested games.

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

Scratches - Alan Quine, Nick Bjugstad, Colin Miller, Dakota Mermis, Brett Kulak.

Capitals are out of cheese but are open to taking on a bad contract or two to help another team. However, such a deal hasnt been found yet.
Mostly, we have brought in RFAs for the most part but we arent hesitant to bring in UFAs who can help us play spoiler down the stretch.
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Old 11-08-2020, 11:22 PM   #4
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Another week has passed and Capitals have got their first win since I took over as GM. Albeit it was a shootout win but we will take it. Capitals brought in a few new and some familiar faces in Phill Kessel, Richard Panik, Andreas Johnsson, Rocco Grimaldi, Greg Pateryn and Jared Tinordi.

Capitals GM Bagopucks made it known that he had some inebriated trade discussions. Perhaps it was a ploy to see who the "opportunistic" GMs in the league were. After a few beers Bagopucks wanted to ensure our popcorn in the arena was as good as the Islanders so we will now use real butter. GM was also happy that we got some Cheese room in some deals from the week which also coincidentally brought in Phil Kessel. Not sure if the Cheese will disappear soon.

Currently, the roster is

Andreas Johnsson - Mikael Backlund - Phil Kessel
Zack Smith - Cody Eakin - Kyle Okposo
Drake Caggiula - Nic Dowd - Richard Panik
Tobias Rieder - Curtis Lazar - Rocco Grimaldi

Erik Cernak - Greg Pateryn
Brent Seabrook - Brendan Smith
Matt Irwin - Jared Tinordi

Craig Anderson
Ryan Miller

Scratches - Alan Quine, Hudson Fasching, Justin Bailey, Dakota Mermis

Go Capitals!
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Capitals sit at the bottom league and the new GM has failed to gather momentum. We have to be consistent with the direction in which the team's inertia is pulling us in. Unfortunately, that is to the bottom of the standings.

GM Bagopucks is starting to look to next season and beyond. The shipping out of Backlund signals the sounds of change. We will continue to tinker and sign players to try to find chemistry and learn the sim but dont have playoff hopes.

We dont believe in tanking and deliberately forcing our way to the bottom of the standings as it breeds a culture of losing. Capitals will win again.

Bagopucks is going golfing in the snow because it is easier than making deals apparently trade talks are not going well because all his players are worth crap and he is fed up.
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