Taylor Chorney Will Get a Game Soon. Who Will Sit on Defense?

Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov (9), from Russia, passes the puck in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, in Washington. The Capitals won 7-3. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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opinion Each year there seems to always be a Capitals player (or two) who leans towards defining the meaning of “polarizing figure”. In recent years, the likes of Marcus Johansson, Mike Green, and/or Alexander Semin seemed to form an invisible dividing line between Caps fans. You either loved them and believed in the player, or you didn’t. Passion and cognitive bias run deep with these players. No in between. Enter Dmitry Orlov and Brooks Orpik. This week Barry Trotz stated that reserve defenseman Taylor Chorney will likely get in a game somewhere along the west coast road trip. NoVa Caps decided to reach out to our readers on Twitter to get a sense of who they thought would sit when Chorney got in a game. The results, albeit extremely close, where not surprising.

Some of the reader reactions were not too surprising:

So, who do you think should sit out on the Capitals defense:


By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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