Category Archives: Free Agency

Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan Discusses Free Agency, Salary Cap, And Injury Updates On Conference Call With The Media

Prior to the 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver, Washington Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan spoke to the media via conference call on Thursday afternoon. He touched on numerous topics such as injury updates, trade talk around the NHL, contract negotiation updates, … Continue reading

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Carl Hagelin On Re-Signing With The Capitals: “I Don’t Think I Ever Thought About Going To Free Agency”

After signing a four-year contract worth $11 million ($2.75 million AAV) with the Washington Capitals on Sunday, forward Carl Hagelin discussed his new contract, the Capitals’ Stanley Cup window, and forwards Andre Burakovsky (can become a restricted free agent on … Continue reading

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As The NHL Draft And Free Agency Near, How Active Will The Capitals Be?

Photo: NHL via Getty Images After trading defenseman Matt Niskanen to the Philadelphia Flyers for defenseman Radko Gudas on Friday and re-signing forward Carl Hagelin to a four-year contract worth $11 million ($2.75 million AAV) on Sunday, the Washington Capitals … Continue reading

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How Much Will Nicklas Backstrom Cost The Capitals?

Photo: NHL Via Getty Images One of the biggest boxes on Washington Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan‘s to-do list this offseason is to re-sign center Nicklas Backstrom to a contract extension. The 31-year old can sign an extension at any … Continue reading

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Why Re-Signing Brett Connolly Might Not Be The Best Option For Capitals

Photo: NBC Sports Washington Entering the 2019 offseason, the Washington Capitals‘ biggest unrestricted free agent is forward Brett Connolly, who set career-highs in goals (22), assists (24), and points (46) this past season. While re-signing Connolly before he can hit … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom On Former Teammate Marcus Johansson: “I Feel Like Maybe If Anyone Deserves To Win It This Year, It’s Him In Boston.’’

Photo: Zimbio According to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, the Washington Capitals are interested in a reunion with forward Marcus Johansson, who can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. Johansson is in the final year of a three-year … Continue reading

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Decision Time for Capitals, Jakub Vrana: Bridge Deal or Long-Term Contract?

Photo: David Becker/Getty Images Entering the 2019 offseason, Washington Capitals‘ General Manager Brian MacLellan‘s top priority is to re-sign top-six forward Jakub Vrana, who is set to become a restricted free agent on July 1. Earlier this year, MacLellan said … Continue reading

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Fixing the Bottom-Six Conundrum: The Washington Capitals Have Plenty of Work To Do in the 2019 Offseason

General Manager Brian MacLellan and his staff have plenty of work to do in the 2019 offseason. Continue reading

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Looking At How The 2018-19 Capitals And The 2019 Stanley Cup Finalists Were Built

Photo: NBC Sports Boston As the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues get set for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night at TD Garden (8 PM ET, can be seen on NBC), NoVa Caps looks at … Continue reading

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Bringing Back Burky: Why the Capitals Should Bring Back Andre Burakovsky Next Season

The Capitals have a number of players’ whose futures must be decided this offseason, with Brett Connolly and Carl Hagelin headlining the group as unrestricted free agents. One player whose future was debated throughout the 2018-19 season is Andre Burakovsky, … Continue reading

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