Category Archives: Free Agency

Offseason’s Rewards: Nic Dowd Has Been A Welcome Surprise for the Capitals This Season

Photo: NHL After the departure of longtime fourth-line center Jay Beagle in free agency, the Capitals were left with what was, in terms of value and production, a massive hole on their fourth-line. One of the ways in which General … Continue reading

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An Early Look At Capitals GM Brian MacLellan’s Summer To-Do List

Photo: Washington Times With 50 games of the regular season in the books, NoVa Caps takes a look at some of the NHL roster decisions Washington Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan will have to make for 2019-20 when June and July … Continue reading

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Capitals Hit Another Home Run With Under The Radar Signing Of Nic Dowd

Photo: NHL.com When the Vancouver Canucks threw a four-year contract worth an average annual value of $3 million per year at Washington Capitals‘ pending free agent Jay Beagle, who was going to turn 33 three and a half months later, Capitals … Continue reading

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NHL Salary Cap Expected To Be At $83 Million For 2019-20

Photo: Sportsnet The NHL salary cap for next season is expected to rise by $3.5 million to be at $83 million, according to NHL commissioner Gary Bettman. It could move slightly but the league has been good with salary cap … Continue reading

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Former Capitals Defenseman Karl Alzner Placed On Waivers By Canadiens

Photo: Sportsnet Ex-Washington Capitals and current Montreal Canadiens defenseman Karl Alzner was placed on waivers on Monday afternoon, most likely for contract termination purposes.

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Nate Schmidt Signs Six-Year Contract Extension With Golden Knights

Photo: ESPN Defenseman Nate Schmidt signed a six-year contract extension worth an average annual value of $5.95 million with the Vegas Golden Knights, the team announced on Thursday morning. Schmidt, 27, could have become an unrestricted free agent on July … Continue reading

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Bears Sign Defenseman John MacLeod To One-Year Deal

Photo: HFBoards The Hershey Bears signed defenseman John MacLoud as a free agent, the team announced on Thursday morning. 

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Chiasson A New Deal: Will the Capitals Bring Alex Chiasson Back Into the Fold?

Bill Boyce/Associated Press With training camp just a few weeks away, the Capitals’ Opening Night roster and NHL roster as a whole will look very similar to last season’s, considering that General Manager Brian MacLellan was able to bring back … Continue reading

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Capitals Sign Sergei Shumakov To One-Year, Two-Way Entry-Level Contract Worth $925,000

Photo: TSN The Washington Capitals signed Sergei Shumakov to a one-year, entry-level contract worth $925,000, the team announced on Saturday morning. Shumakov was a free agent in the KHL. 

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With Training Camp Approaching, Will The Capitals Sign Anybody To a PTO?

Photo: NHL via Getty Images With the Washington Capitals set to begin their quest for a repeat in three weeks as training camp comes around, it’s time to look at potential PTO (professional tryout) candidates. The Capitals have signed three players … Continue reading

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