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.
Trotz stated Chorney will likely get a game on the west coast trip. Who sits?
— NoVa Caps (@NoVa_Caps) October 27, 2016
Some of the reader reactions were not too surprising:
@NoVa_Caps Orlov. For the love of God, Orlov.
— Alexander (@HiMyNameIsAIex) October 28, 2016
@NoVa_Caps should? Orpik. Will? Orlov
— James T Paterson (@jtpaterson) October 27, 2016
@NoVa_Caps I think Schmidty get the seat in Vancouver
— Bryce Jurkovac (@Jurky88) October 28, 2016
So, who do you think should sit out on the Capitals defense:
By Jon Sorensen