I am very happy to relay an announcement from earlier today that the Washington Capitals have signed free agent Mikhail Grobovski, former Maple Leaf property, to a one year three million dollar contract. On behalf of all the Capitals fans I would like to say…THANK FREAKIN GOODNESS! Read the rest of this entry »
If you are like me, a passionate Caps fan, then you are getting tired of seeing GMGM sign AHL player after AHL player stacking Hershey for the next year with cannon fodder just to fill out a roster. And while the AHL team gets set and ready for the season the Capitals are still, imo, missing just way too much.
I see the caps trying to sign Vinny to a 4 year contract. at around 5 mil…trading schultz away for a bag of used pucks just to get rid of his cap hit. I also see the trading of mojo for either prospects or picks, and i see the signing of alzner for 1 mil too much, Wilson making the team in camp, and the caps leaving a giant hole up top to hopefully fill Kuznetzov into after his season is done in Russia.
Do I agree with all these moves that I see in the future, no, but second line center is a must have for any team.
I just wish we’d put some money into a giant crease clearing top 4 dman….Ference anyone?
The Capitals traded Cody Eakin (4g, 11a, 25PIM) and a 2nd round draft pick to the Dallas Stars for centre Mike Ribeiro on June 22nd of 2012. Sending a bright young prospect and a pick to obtain what the Caps hoped to be a solid 1 – 2 punch up the middle with Backstrom.
Unfortunately the Lock-Out killed half of the final year on his 5mil contract, but that hasn’t stopped him putting up 32 points in 29 NHL games this shortened season with the Washington Capitals. With his name floating around in trade rumors…can the Capitals afford to lose him? Having already lost a solid prospect and draft pick to get him. He leads the team in points. Is he too good a fit in D.C. to trade him, sign him to an extension? Or is his value too high NOT to trade him, and hope to get back more value than it cost to acquire him…and at less of a cap hit. What do you think?
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