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On the final day of Development Camp, General Manager George McPhee addressed the Washington media for the first time in two weeks. McPhee, who has been the subject of harsh criticism this offseason for not signing a big name free agent to replace Alexander Semin, spoke highly of Wojtek Wolski, who he signed to a one-year contract earlier in the week.
“A former first round pick that’s had some real productive years in the League, then sort of fell off,” McPhee said. The general manager also noted that he feels Wolski will be motivated after such a poor year last year. “Last year was a lost year for him, but here’s a guy with some ability, and there’s an opportunity here. The ability is there, and I think the commitment is there as well.”
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