Category Archives: Salary Cap

Report: 2019-20 NHL Salary Cap Projections Are Dropping

Photo: WJLA The NHL salary cap projections have been dropping as of late. NHL General Managers are fearing that the cap ceiling will be around $81.5-82 million, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. The projected cap ceiling was around $82.5-83 million … Continue reading

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Thank You Nisky!: A Tribute to Matt Niskanen

In today’s world of sports, trades are a common occurrence for teams strapped by financial constraints, and this morning brought this reality front and center when defenseman Matt Niskanen was dealt to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for fellow blueliner … 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’ Trade Bait and Acquisitions

Photo: Yahoo! Sports Late last week, TSN released a list of their top 25 “trade bait” players for this off-season (here). It is interesting to note that no players from the Washington Capitals appeared on this list but it is … Continue reading

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Offseason Storylines: There is Plenty of Trade Chatter Before the 2019 NHL Entry Draft

There are plenty of trade rumors as the 2019 NHL Draft approaches. 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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Building From Within: A Look At How the Capitals Can Ensure A Deep Prospect Pool Ahead of the Seattle Expansion Draft

The Capitals have a problem that many contending and Stanley Cup-winning teams have had: limited prospects in the minors that have potential to contribute at the NHL level. The Caps and a vast majority of the fan base would absolutely … 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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Cash & Connolly: With Some Tough Decisions Ahead, Brett Connolly Could Cost Too Much For the Capitals

In three seasons with the Capitals, right wing Brett Connolly has evolved from a taken flier, one-year deal player to a consistent, offensively-gifted forward, slowly but surely doing his part to live up to his draft pedigree (sixth overall in … Continue reading

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Summer To-Do List: Capitals Management Has Some Tough Decisions To Make As They Manage the Salary Cap

Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan has a busy summer ahead with key players needing new contracts. Continue reading

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