Category Archives: Free Agency

Capitals’ Backstrom: “It’s Important For Me To Stay In Washington. It Has Become Me And My Family’s Home For The Last Thirteen Years.”

Photo: WaPo On Tuesday morning, the Washington Capitals re-signed center Nicklas Backstrom to a five-year, $46 million contract. Backstrom told Aftonbladet, a Swedish newspaper, how much this new deal means to him and his future in Washington.

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Capitals Re-sign Nicklas Backstrom To Five-Year, $46 Million Contract

The Washington Capitals re-signed center Nicklas Backstrom to a five-year contract extension that carries a cap hit of $9.2 million per season that begins next year on Tuesday morning. Backstrom could have become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. … Continue reading

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12 Years Ago Today, Alex Ovechkin Signed The First $100 Million Contract In NHL History

Photo: @mikecommito Friday marked the 12-year anniversary of Washington Capitals signed captain Alex Ovechkin becoming the first player to sign a $100 million contract in NHL history. His contract was worth $124 million over 13 years ($9.54 million cap hit).

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Grading The Capitals’ Moves This Season At The Halfway Point

Photo: NBCSW As the midway point of the season has come and gone, it’s time to check in on how the Washington Capitals‘ offseason moves are looking so far. GM Brian MacLellan had a busy offseason after the Capitals’ first-round … Continue reading

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Report: Braden Holtby, Capitals To Resume Contract Negotiations After Season

Photo: NBCSW Sportsnet’s Elliotte Freidman said during his “Saturday Headlines” segment on CBC’s Hockey Night In Canada broadcast on Saturday night that goaltender Braden Holtby, who can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, and the Washington Capitals will … Continue reading

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Report: Devils Trade Taylor Hall To Coyotes

Photo: THN The New Jersey Devils dealt forward Taylor Hall and center Blake Spears to the Arizona Coyotes early Monday evening after the team scratched the 26-year old for the past two games due to “precautionary reasons.” The Devils acquired … Continue reading

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An Early Look At The Capitals’ Free Agency Options In 2020

Photo: NHL.com With Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby and center Nicklas Backstrom set to become unrestricted free agents on July 1, the team could have quite a bit of salary cap space to play with next summer. Reports earlier this week indicated … Continue reading

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Coaching Changes in Chocolatetown: Additions Behind the Hershey Bench and Within the Capitals Front Office Could Make A Difference For the Bears in 2019-20

Photo: NHL The 2019 offseason has been a busy one for the Capitals’ American Hockey League affiliate Hershey Bears. After the addition of a few veteran players to a returning core that lost some longtime team leaders, as well as … Continue reading

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Hurricanes Sign Jake Gardiner To Four-Year Contract Worth $16.2 Million

Photo: Hockey Troll The Carolina Hurricanes announced on Friday that they have signed unrestricted free agent defenseman Jake Gardiner to a four-year contract, which will carry a cap hit of $4.05 million. Gardiner was the one of the best unrestricted … Continue reading

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Preparing For The Run for #12 In Hershey

Photo: JustSports/Hershey Bears The Hershey Bears made quite a few moves this offseason, all aimed at improving the forward corps, as well as the blueline, for the upcoming season. With the addition of new, young talent and the signing of skilled NHL … Continue reading

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