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  • Showcasing the FHC Prospect’s Guide – Day 29 (Washington)

    http://www.fantasyhockeycoach.comFantasy Hockey Coach is extremely happy to announce that our First Annual Prospects Guide (Prospect-us) is available now for download ($4.95). The guide is loaded with in-depth information of NHL prospects and their potential fantasy impact, over 160 pages.

    The Prospect-us is designed to be as all inclusive as possible, whether you are a fantasy hockey guru trying to win their pool at work, a casual pool player, or just a fan of the sport in general who is interested in the future of their favorite NHL team(s). We have included a listing of our top 250 ranked prospects for the future in terms of their skill, upside and potential impact. Players must be 25 years or younger and haven’t played over 25 NHL games to qualify as a prospect for this guide. On top of all that the Guide offers the Top 20 players in each of the next four NHL Entry Drafts.

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    Day 29 – Washington Capitals

    The Washington Capitals are a team in trouble; they have quickly fallen from one of the most dynamic offensive teams in the entire NHL to a struggling team trying to focus on defense. Fantasy owners use to salivate over drafting a Washington prospect because of the offense potential, but now there are huge question marks with this team. Will the team thrive under new head coach Adam Oates? What coaching style will we see? Will Alexander Ovechkin ever return to being one of the leagues top three players? This team has a ton of great young players and could quickly turn the team around with the right coach. Nicklas Backstrom, Marcus Johansson, John Carlson, Mathieu Perreault, and Michal Neuvirth are all under 25 and will be cornerstones for this franchise, along with Ovechkin who is only 26. Dmitri Orlov showed he can put up numbers in the NHL, just needs some more seasoning, he will put up big numbers soon. There are a handful of supremely talented players in Washington’s system, however most will be at least a years or two away from cracking a roster spot, or leaving their European team. 
Acquire Capital prospects with caution.

    G – Braden Holtby (CAN) Hershey Bears

    6’2”, 203 lbs, 22 years

    Holtby was an absolute stud goaltender for the Capitals this post season; he was the main reason why Washington was able to make it to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. He played 14 playoff games this season, which is a franchise high of current goalie on Washington. Holtby posted a very low 1.95 GAA and gives the Capitals a legit number one going forward.

    Holtby put up solid numbers in his 21 regular season games this season he finished with a 14-4-3, posted three shutouts and a low GAA of 2.02. Barring a rehab stint he should never play another game in the AHL. With the Tomas Vokoun trade expect Holtby and Michal Neuvirth to split the starting role, for now; the job will eventually go to Holtby.

    Projection: Franchise Keeper
Potential Upside: 35-40 wins (Tim Thomas)
    ETA: 2012-13

    W – Stanislav Galiev (RUS) Saint John Sea Dogs
    6’2”, 187 lbs., 20 years

    Galiev is another offensive Russian prospect in the Caps system. The good news for Galiev owners is that he is already over in North America, playing for the Sea Dogs in the Quebec league. He wants to play in the NHL that was proven when he came over to play for Indiana of the USHL, so count on him doing everything he can to make the NHL and save the KHL as a back up plan. The surprising stat with Galiev is that he didn’t come in and dominate the usually high scoring QMJHL. The Q is known for more of a European style, more wide open and higher scoring but Galiev averaged just under a point a game. He played 151 games, scoring 65 goals and 144 points over his career. For a comparison the leading scoring in the Q this year had 124 points in 68 games. Galiev suffered a severe wrist injury in what was suppose to be his breakout season. In the 20 games he played he scored 13 goals and 19 points. He came back for the playoffs and absolutely dominated, scoring 16 goals and 34 points in 17 games. He has high-end skill but needs to bulk up to take it to the next level in the AHL.

    Projection: Top six forward
Potential Upside: 50 Points (Maxim Afinogenov)
    ETA: 2014-15

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