Fantasy Hockey Podcast: 31 Beats – Washington Capitals ft. Samantha Pell

Elan Dubrofsky

2020-07-19

In the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast’s 31 Beats series, Elan and Brian are on a league-wide odyssey to explore the fantasy present and future landscapes of each of the NHL’s 31 teams, gathering info by interviewing the people who know them best: beat writers!

In this episode Elan is joined by Samantha Pell to talk all about the Washington Capitals. Topics discussed include:

  • What caused the slow down at the end of the season?
  • Will Ovechkin ever slow down?
  • Which of Backstrom/Kuznetsov will center each of the top 2 lines?
  • Can Vrana do even better?
  • Will Wilson remain in the top 6?
  • How ready is McMichael?
  • Was Carlson’s season for real?
  • Who of Holtby or Samsonov will be the playoff starter?
  • Will Holtby re-sign?
  • and more!

Follow Samantha on Twitter @SamanthaJPell and read all of her work at The Washington Post.

Players discussed on this episode include Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Jakub Vrana, Tom Wilson, Connor McMichael, Ilya Kovalchuk, T.J. Oshie, John Carlson, Dmitry Orlov, Alexander Alexeyev, Braden Holtby, Ilya Samsonov and more.

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UPCOMING GAMES

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HOT PLAYERS

  Players Team GP G A P
VICTOR HEDMAN T.B 6 3 5 8
JOHN KLINGBERG DAL 6 1 6 7
ALEXANDER RADULOV DAL 7 1 6 7
MATTIAS JANMARK DAL 4 1 2 3

LINE COMBOS

  Frequency CHI Players
19.7% DRAKE CAGGIULA KIRBY DACH PATRICK KANE
19.7% DOMINIK KUBALIK JOHN QUENNEVILLE JONATHAN TOEWS
19% ALEX DEBRINCAT BRANDON SAAD DYLAN STROME

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