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George McPhee loaded up on defenseman this summer and now he and his head coach, Gerard Gallant, have to Columbus Blue Jackets Jack Johnson jersey on sale figure out in training camp how to manage 11 d-men with one-way contracts. Since most teams are done dealing at this point, Vegas may have to keep eight defensemen and hope the others slip through waivers. Unfortunately for Vegas, the only one exempt from waivers is 22-year-old Shea Thedore, exactly the type player the Golden Knights should want on their roster this season.
Heading into camp it appears Jason Garrison, Clayton Stoner, Nate Schmidt and Brayden McNabb should be locks on the opening-night roster. Vegas native Deryk Engelland and Theodore should also be on the roster, all things being equal. That leaves veteran Lucas Sbisa battling Griffin Reinhart, Jon Merrill, Brad Hunt, and Colin Miller for the final spot or two on the opening-night roster.
The two-time defending President's Trophy winners lost five regulars from its lineup this off-season, meaning the Capitals will have a vastly different looking lineup this year. With the departures of defensemen Karl Alzner, Kevin Shattenkirk and Nate Schmidt, along with forwards Marcus Johansson and Justin Williams, competition for roster spots and playing time abounds in this year's training camp.
The Caps hope that 2014 first rounder Jakub Vrana, a slick offensive player, finally is ready for a full-time role up front on the big club. Forwards Travis Boyd and Chandler Stephenson, both of whom played well at AHL Hershey last year, also will get long looks in camp as will veteran free agent pick up Devante Smith-Pelly.