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After losing Karl Alzner, a development that presents a great opportunity for skilled prospect Christian Djoos to get his first look in the NHL., Kevin Shattenkirk and Nate Schmidt this offseason the Washington Capitals are going to have some big openings on their blue line
a seventh-round pick by the Capitals in 2012,Djoos, 45 assists) in only 66 games., is coming off of a monster season for the Capitals’ AHL team in Hershey that saw him record 58 points (13 goals
That production made him the third-leading scorer on the team and by far the team’s most productive defenseman.
He signed a two-year contract with the Capitals over the summer,
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, especially after the production he put on the board in the AHL this past season.,
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, with the first year of that contract being a two-way deal. But given the fact he would have to clear waivers before going back to the AHL it seems to be a solid bet that he is going to be on the Capitals’ roster to open the season
Before he gets to the NHL though the Capitals have had him spending his summer trying to add more weight to his frame.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic’s Tarik El-Bashir:
I need to get bigger,
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, getting bigger and stronger.”,” he said. “We’re working on it every day here in the gym and back home over the summer. It feels good
The Capitals have him on a high calorie diet that requires him to eat much more than other players.
” he said. “Not the bad stuff but you gotta eat all the time. Just trying to do that every day.”,
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,“You just got to eat everything almost
keep eating,He then cracked: “I just got to keep eating,
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, then maybe one day just explode and gain some pounds.”, work out
Djoos spent last being listed at just 161 pounds,
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,David Warsofsky (170 pounds) and Jared Spurgeon (164 pounds)., which would have made him the lightest defenseman in the entire NHL. According to the NHL’s database the only defensemen that were listed under 174 pounds were Kris Russell (170 pounds)
though teams are starting to open up to “undersized” players and are more willing to overlook that if there is enough skill behind it. Given what Djoos has shown since coming to North America two years ago he clearly has the skill to make an impact.,
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,In previous eras that lack of size would be a major hurdle for a player Djoos to navigate when it comes to getting a spot on an NHL roster,
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, and for some teams it probably still would be,
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, however, especially for a defenseman. Slowly but surely
The Capitals lost quite a bit off of their defense this summer, offensive defenesmen., and with Brooks Orpik being another year older they are going to need players like Djoos and Dmitry Orlov, to really take on big roles as puck-moving, who is just starting a six-year, $30.5 million contract extension
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