Found June 26, 2012 on Rock the Red:
Photo by Getty North America With free agency beginning Sunday in the NHL, the Washington Capitals will look to address some needs to help the team once again attempt to challenge for their first Stanley Cup championship. As such, below are some players who George McPhee should (and perhaps could) sign starting next week to help his team make that run. NEED: Top-six forward Option 1: Alexander Semin - Yeah, that guy. Previous to this, I had been skeptical about re-signing Semin because of the money that I thought the second line center would get (provided he was traded to the Capitals). I thought that it would cost too much money to bring him back, and that would put the Capitals in an even greater salary bind. But with Mike Ribeiro signed to only a $5 million cap hit next season, there is more money for Semin. I wouldn’t go off the reservation, but Semin is good enough and valuable enough to bring back at the right price – about $5.8-6 million per season. In addition, wi...
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