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I'm Jack Soule. I'm a 22 year old undergrad student double-majoring in communications and philosophy at Christopher Newport University. I love writing, I love sports and I love talking sports. I'm trying to build my resume while writing for Bleacher Report in order to find a career in sports journalism.
I've been a die-hard Washington Capitals fans since before I can remember. I went to my first playoff game when I was three and cried through the entire first period because it was so loud (I love Caps fans). My favorite memories growing up were watching the first two periods of Caps games (bedtime was 9:00) and waking up next morning to a note from my dad detailing the events of the third period and the outcome of the game.
Hockey has been my biggest passion my whole life and I love being able to analyze it and write about it.
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I'm looking forward to it. If we were somehow able to fit Semin in that would be amazing!!!
When are you coming out with your next article?
Definitely... those are crazy lines. I really like what i see. the only question mark is Mike Green though. he needs to stay healthy and have a good year. If not, he will be gone same can be said for Semin. I really like the idea of Mattais Sjorgen. he will be good.
I definitely agree with you about Semin and Laich. Semin seems like a great LW. He needs a spark though. i would like to see Laich but with the depth of the lines I dont see where we could possibly put him. Those lines would be crazy though... 3 great lines of scoring depth... We have Mattais Sjorgen waiting in the wings( like in one of your previous articles) and a big checking line that can provide scoring. The defense will be solid too!
Alright... ive done some number crunching and i have figured out how to obtain Iginla without going over the cap. If the Capitals made the trade suggested earlier than that is 4.3 million over the limit. What we should do is waive or trade DJ King for a very low pick somewhere in the 7th-8th round. Subtract 600,000. Then we either add Jay Beagle to the trade or bury him in the AHL. I would suggest trading him since he will never be a good player. Subtract 600,000 - 650,000. Then, depending on the status of Poti, either trade him or we put him LTIR. Subtract 2.87 mil. That takes away 4mil + in salary in order to obtain him. That allows us to keep Chimera(who i personally like) and Knuble.
O lines would look like this:
1st Line) LW Alex Ovechkin C Nicklas Backstrom RW Jarome Iginla
2nd Line) LW Alexander Semin C Marcus Johanson RW Knuble
3rd Line) LW Troy Brouwer C Brooks Laich RW Joel Ward
4th Line) LW Jason Chimera C Jeff Halpern RW Matt Hendricks
1st Line) Carlson Alzner
2nd Line) Green Hamrlik
3rd Line) Erskine Wideman
What do you think?
I suggest that because it sounds like he is on his way out of Calgary. I don't know if sending semin is the answer though. I think that sending maybe a combo of prospects and proven players would work possibly. something like this> to Calgary- Mathieu Perrault, Jeff Schultz, 2013 Washington Capitals First and Second round picks and possibly an up and coming prospect in Samuel Carrier... to Washington Jarome Iginla plus future considerations. In this trade Calgary gets a proven dman and a surefire center in years to come along with 2 high draft picks and a great prospect that is around 8th on Washingtons top prospect list. This would benefit both sides because Washington would get a great leader with tons of offensive ability and Calgary gets a headstart on a rebuilding process that will hamper the possibility of making the playoffs in the coming years. It gives Calgary a great young core to build around in the future as well.
I know it is a long shot, but what if the Capitals traded for Jarome Iginla... What would we possibley give up for such a trade. He has an impeccable image off the ice and on and is a leader in the locker room... Just pointing out he scored 43 goals this year... Thanks
Jack, I've played for Stony Brook University in New York and Assumption College in Massachusetts for the last couple of seasons.
What you commented on wasn't what I meant. It's at the very bottom.
Posted some more things I'd like you to look at on your most recent blog.