Category Archives: Salary Cap

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 Re-sign Tom Wilson to Six-Year Contract Worth $31 Million

Photo: 106.7 The Fan The Washington Capitals announced on Friday that they have re-signed forward Tom Wilson to a six-year contract worth $31 million ($5.17 million AAV). Wilson, 24, became a restricted agent on July 1 and was eligible for … 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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Tom Wilson: What Is He Worth to the Capitals?

Tom Wilson and the Washington Capitals are still talks of a new contract. 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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Capital Finances: A Look At the Capitals’ Current Salary Cap Situation

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Despite a slight increase of the salary cap, the Capitals’ front office has managed to check off a number of boxes on their free agency to-do list, re-signing pending free agents John Carlson, Devante Smith-Pelly, and most-recently, … Continue reading

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Capitals Make Contract Offer to Michal Kempny

Photo: USA Today Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan has been quite busy over the last 48 hours or so, with the 2018 NHL Entry Draft taking up his time the last two days and a plethora of free agents to … Continue reading

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Making the Right Moves: Brian MacLellan Works His Management Magic Yet Again

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images In his four seasons as General Manager of the Capitals, Brian MacLellan has proved himself to be smart, calculating, and pretty darn effective at getting deals done, whether it be a contract or trade. And the franchise’s … Continue reading

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Reports: NHL Salary Cap Expected to Increase to $79-80 Million

Harry How/Getty Images Besides the plethora of big-name free agents, the projected rise of the NHL’s salary cap was and is perhaps the most-talked about topic when it comes to the financial aspect of the league’s offseason. For months, many … Continue reading

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