Category Archives: Free Agency

Dowd Do You Do?: A Closer Look at Capitals Center Nic Dowd

Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images North America After the departure of longtime fourth-line center Jay Beagle in free agency, the Capitals were seemingly left with a hole at the fourth-line pivot position for the first time in several seasons. In order … Continue reading

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A Look Around the Metropolitan Division: Stock Up, Stock Down, Stock Unchanged

Which teams stock is up, down, or unchanged in the Metropolitan Division for 2018-19? Continue reading

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Tom Wilson’s Qualifying Offer Set to Expire at 5 PM: What Does That Mean?

Photo: The Hockey News Restricted free agents who have not accepted their qualifying offer by 5 PM on Sunday will see that offer expire. However, teams do not lose their RFA’s rights to those players declining initial offers.

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How State Taxes Are Factored Into Contracts

Photo: The Sportster CapFriendly.com tweeted on Tuesday afternoon how income taxes are considered in contracts. This came after Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov signed an eight-year contract extension worth $76 million ($9.5 million AAV) on Tuesday. Kucherov, who was … Continue reading

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Looking At Brian MacLellan’s Moves in 2017-18

Photo: Sports Illustrated While fans may have questioned some of the moves Capitals‘ general manager Brian MacLellan made last summer, the man knew what he was doing, putting together a team that delivered the franchise’s first-ever Stanley Cup championship. The … Continue reading

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How Will The Capitals Replace Brooks Orpik?

Photo: NHL.com The Capitals have done a great job of keeping the core pieces intact from their Stanley Cup run by re-signing key players such as defenseman John Carlson, defenseman Michal Kempny, and forward Devante Smith-Pelly, but they had to … Continue reading

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Contract Conversation: A Look At Why Tom Wilson Has Not Signed A New Deal

Heading into the 2018 offseason, the Capitals’ to-do list mountain was one many believed would be difficult to climb, with the likes of John Carlson, Michal Kempny, and Devante Smith-Pelly (among others) in need of new contracts after outstanding 2017-18 … Continue reading

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Winners and Losers from First Day of Free Agency

Photo: Sports Illustrated Now that July 1 has come and gone and most of the big name free agents are signed, it’s time to take a look at who took a big step towards Stanley Cup contention and who failed … Continue reading

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Capitals Re-Sign Travis Boyd To Two-Year Contract Worth $1.6 Million

Photo: NHL.com The Washington Capitals have re-signed center Travis Boyd to a two-year contract worth $1.6 million ($800,000 AAV).

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Capitals Sign Nic Dowd To One-Year Contract Worth $650,000

Photo: NHL.com The Washington Capitals signed center Nic Dowd to a one-year contract worth $650,000 to replace Jay Beagle as the fourth-line center.

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