Category Archives: Salary Cap

Looking At The Capitals’ Best UFA Options On Defense

Photo: Getty Images After the Washington Capitals gave up an average of 3.44 goals-per-game from December 22 onward (the most among the 24 teams that were invited to the NHL’s return-to-play plan) and saw their defensive lineup turn into a … Continue reading

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Report: NHL, Players’ Association Closing In On CBA Extension Agreement

Photo: Full Press Coverage The NHL and players’ association are optimistic that a return-to-play and six-year CBA agreement will be reached on Saturday, according to TSN’s Frank Seravalli. Both the NHL’s Board of Governors and the NHLPA’s full membership will … Continue reading

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Could The Capitals Deal A Defenseman Next Offseason?

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals have a big offseason ahead as goaltender Braden Holtby can become an unrestricted free agent and captain Alex Ovechkin, forward Jakub Vrana, and goaltender Ilya Samsonov can all sign contract extensions. With some big money … Continue reading

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Looking At The Salary Cap Breakdown Of Past Stanley Cup Champions: How Do This Season’s Capitals Compare?

Photo: Scott Rovak/Getty Images Do recent Stanley Cup winners share a similar strategy when it comes to salary cap management? There are plenty of factors that make up a championship team other than money: team chemistry, ability to overcome adversity, … Continue reading

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2020 NHL GM Meetings: Player Health and Puck Tracking Are the Latest Hot Topics

The NHL GMs are ready to implement new technology on the ice. Continue reading

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Report: NHL Salary Cap Expected To Be Between $84-88.2 Million

NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly told reporters on Wednesday that the salary cap will likely be between the range of $84-88.2 million for the 2020-21 season. The official number will likely be set in June, around the NHL Draft. The … Continue reading

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Capitals Trade Christian Djoos to Anaheim Ducks in Exchange for Daniel Sprong

After trading for forward Ilya Kovalchuk yesterday evening, the Washington Capitals dealt defenseman Christian Djoos to the Anaheim Ducks on the NHL Trade Deadline on Monday afternoon.

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Report: Penguins Reunite With Connor Sheary, Acquire Evan Rodrigues From Sabres, Send Dominik Kahun To Buffalo

Photo: Yardbarker According to The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun, the Pittsburgh Penguins acquired forwards Conor Sheary and Evan Rodrigues from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for forward Dominik Kahun. Sheary carries a cap hit of $3 million and can become an … Continue reading

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Oilers Swipe Andreas Athanasiou From Blue Jackets, Send Two Second-Round Picks, Sam Gagner To Red Wings

Photo: Detroit Free Press After the Columbus Blue Jackets reportedly were about to acquire forward Andreas Athanasiou and forward Ryan Kuffner from the Detroit Red Wings prior to the NHL Trade Deadline on Monday, the Red Wings sent him to … Continue reading

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Grading the Capitals’ Trade Deadline Defensemen Under Brian MacLellan

Since he took over from longtime incumbent George McPhee in 2014, Washington Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan has overseen the return of the team to a perennial Stanley Cup contender. An interesting anecdote on MacLellan’s resume as General Manager has … Continue reading

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