Tag Archives: Free Agency

An Early Look At Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan’s Summer To-Do List

Photo: NHL.com The Washington Capitals have a big summer looming with major contributors’ contracts set to expire, key role players up as restricted free agents, and some big names that can sign contract extensions on July 1. NoVa Caps takes … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Backstrom: “It’s Important For Me To Stay In Washington. It Has Become Me And My Family’s Home For The Last Thirteen Years.”

Photo: WaPo On Tuesday morning, the Washington Capitals re-signed center Nicklas Backstrom to a five-year, $46 million contract. Backstrom told Aftonbladet, a Swedish newspaper, how much this new deal means to him and his future in Washington.

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Capitals Re-sign Nicklas Backstrom To Five-Year, $46 Million Contract

The Washington Capitals re-signed center Nicklas Backstrom to a five-year contract extension that carries a cap hit of $9.2 million per season that begins next year on Tuesday morning. Backstrom could have become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. … Continue reading

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Grading The Capitals’ Moves This Season At The Halfway Point

Photo: NBCSW As the midway point of the season has come and gone, it’s time to check in on how the Washington Capitals‘ offseason moves are looking so far. GM Brian MacLellan had a busy offseason after the Capitals’ first-round … Continue reading

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Report: Capitals Could Go After Justin Williams If He Doesn’t Sign With Hurricanes

Photo: Sporting News Sportsnet’s John Shannon reported on Monday night that the Washington Capitals, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Boston Bruins “will try to sign” unrestricted free agent forward Justin Williams if the Carolina Hurricanes fail to sign him by February … Continue reading

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Quarterly Check-In: How The Capitals Should Approach The 2020 Offseason

Photo: NHL.com The Washington Capitals have a big offseason up ahead. Center Nicklas Backstrom and goaltender Braden Holtby can both become unrestricted free agents on July 1 and forwards Alex Ovechkin and Jakub Vrana will both be eligible to sign … Continue reading

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Report: Braden Holtby, Capitals To Resume Contract Negotiations After Season

Photo: NBCSW Sportsnet’s Elliotte Freidman said during his “Saturday Headlines” segment on CBC’s Hockey Night In Canada broadcast on Saturday night that goaltender Braden Holtby, who can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, and the Washington Capitals will … Continue reading

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An Early Look At The Capitals’ Free Agency Options In 2020

Photo: NHL.com With Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby and center Nicklas Backstrom set to become unrestricted free agents on July 1, the team could have quite a bit of salary cap space to play with next summer. Reports earlier this week indicated … Continue reading

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Report: Capitals Have Decided “To Be Patient” With Nicklas Backstrom And Braden Holtby Contract Decisions

Photo: NHL.com The Washington Capitals have decided to be patient in contract negotiations with center Nicklas Backstrom and goaltender Braden Holtby, who can each become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, according to The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun. Backstrom and … Continue reading

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Hurricanes Sign Jake Gardiner To Four-Year Contract Worth $16.2 Million

Photo: Hockey Troll The Carolina Hurricanes announced on Friday that they have signed unrestricted free agent defenseman Jake Gardiner to a four-year contract, which will carry a cap hit of $4.05 million. Gardiner was the one of the best unrestricted … Continue reading

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