wingers in the Capitals organization as we try to determine what the future holds for the Caps.
Matthew Herr – Portland Pirates (AHL)
Matt spent the entire season in Portland after shuffling back and forth between the NHL and AHL
Roman Tvrdon – Spokane Chiefs (WHL)
was a complete unknown on draft day and was assigned to Spokane to start the year. Not only did
he play outstanding two-way hockey, but he won the WHL rookie scoring race. His success is
carrying into the post-season as the Chiefs have made it to the WHL finals. Depending on the
direction the Capitals take in the off-season, Roman could get a chance to compete for a NHL job
in training camp.
day this week I will bring you my take on the Caps depth chart position-by-position.
Miika Elomo – Portland Pirates (AHL)
Finland the past few years. The new dedication paid off, with a fast start to the season,
leading the AHL in goals for a while and getting the call for his first NHL game. Injuries
bothered him throughout the year and caused him to miss the All-Star Game – which he had been
selected to play in – and the playoffs. Miika made enough progress this season to be considered
for an NHL job next year.
Jeff Toms – Portland Pirates (AHL)
disappearing just when you thought he had turned it around. He bounced back and forth between
Portland and Washington, putting up big numbers in the AHL but struggling when called up to D.C.
With the Capitals starting to amass depth at the forward positions, Jeff is slipping further and
further away from a full-time NHL job. He will be a free agent in the off-season, and may get Read more»
The Mighty Ducks thought this was the year they were gonna become
The year was full of disappointments. From Maxim Balmochnykh’s
Jorgen Jonsson – Forward
Grade – Inc.
Next year is where the questions pop up. Jonsson has been considering a
back at the season that was. This week I will go in-depth on the Capitals’ prospects
position-by-position and see how the did this past season and what we can expect from them in
Kris Beech – Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
season and he did not disappoint. He finished third in team scoring and was selected to play in
the WHL All-Star Game. The same criticisms remain however – he is too skinny and somewhat
injury-prone. That was reinforced during the playoffs when he broke his finger in the first
round, causing him to miss seven games. If the Caps go on a youth movement this off-season, Kris
will be one of the rookies counted on to make the jump to the NHL.
Michal Sivek – Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
North American hockey and no one knew how he would hold up. But this year would have to be
considered a success for Michal. He finished tied for third in WHL rookie scoring, and helped
the Czech Republic to a Gold Medal at the WJC. His play is still a bit inconsistent and unless Read more»