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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.”
I tweeted about this when he was signed, but this is what you do in thin markets. At $600,000 for one year, this deal for a potential top-six winger is a great move. You’re not going to find bargains on standout ...
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via Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington, “I’ve never really discussed that sort of thing, whether we’re going to sign someone or not,” Capitals general manager George McPhee said Saturday on the final day of development camp.
“I’d rather not start now. I know that’s not a great answer, but I’ll just stay neutral.”
Asked if he was surprised Semin, who in seven seasons...
Restricted free agent defenseman Mike Green turned down the Washington Capitals' qualifying offer of a one-year contract worth $5 million on Sunday, multiple media outlets reported.
The deadline to accept the deal was 5 p.m. Sunday, but Green and the Caps are expected to continue to negotiate.
Caps general manager George McPhee told the Washington Post on Saturday the expiration...
The Washington Capitals have signed first-round draft pick Filip Forsberg to a three-year contract.
The team announced the deal Friday.
The 17-year-old Forsberg, the 11th overall pick in last month's draft, will earn $832,500 if he plays in the NHL and $70,000 in the AHL.
Forsberg was Sweden's youngest player in the 2012 World Junior Championship. Team Sweden won its first...
Welcome to Julylights, a month long series taking the top plays of the '11-'12 season and giving them to you one a day, every day of the month of July.Matt Hendricks knows his role for the Washington Capitals, he is what you call a utility player. Hendricks is put out in different situations, and is not expected to be able to put up amazing offensive stats, but does not hurt...
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed forward Filip Forsberg to a three-year, entry-level contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. Forsberg will earn $832,500 at the NHL level and $70,000 at the AHL level.
Forsberg, 17, was drafted by Washington in the first round (11th overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft last month in Pittsburgh....
It came as no surprise to many Caps fans when George McPhee announced veterans Jeff Halpern and Mike Knuble would not return to the team. The only question remained was if an NHL organization would give the two players another shot. Halpern will be headed to the Big Apple after signing a one-year, $700,000 contract [...]