Found July 15, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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 date on qualifying offers as an "artificial deadline." Injuries limited Green to 32 games in 2011-12, when he had three goals and four assists for Washington. It's unclear whether the Caps' other restricted free agent, John Carlson, accepted his qualifying offer of one-year, $826,875.

Capitials re-sign Green to 3-year contract

The Washington Capitals have re-signed defenseman Mike Green to a three-year contract. Green, who played in just 32 games because of injuries last season, will receive $6 million annually for the next two seasons and $6.25 million in the 2014-15 season. Sidelined by a groin injury and abdominal surgery, he had seven points during the regular season, but finally healthy in the playoffs...

Capitals Take Big Gamble, Hope Mike Green Can Stay Healthy, Return to Form During Lucrative New Deal

While the NHL owners seek to install draconian measures to dramatically reduce the earning power and freedom of the league's players, Mike Green was able to cash in under the terms of the current collective bargaining agreement on Monday. Despite missing more games (83) than he played (81) over the past two seasons, the high-scoring Capitals defenseman agreed to a three-year...

The Capitals Need Mike Green

Throughout his career in the NHL, Mike Green has been somewhat of an unjustified whipping boy for Washington Capitals fans, a person to blame the team’s failures on. He’s a playoff choker.  He doesn’t play defense.  He’s soft.  And because he is supposedly these things, there are a significant portion of fans that want him off the team. This summer, Green is a restricted...

Mike Green signs three-year extension with Washington Capitals

As it turns out, Mike Green did not accept the Washington Capitals' qualifying offer of $5 million for one year. But the Caps weren't going to let him get away. According to Katie Carrera of the Washington Post, the two sides have agreed to a three-year deal worth $18.25 million.I was a bit surprised to hear that Green had turned down the original offer, considering he only...

Mike Green Re-Signs With Capitals

The Washington Capitals announced they have re-signed restricted free agent defenseman Mike Green to a 3-year, $18.25 million contract.  He will earn $6 million over each of the next two seasons and $6.25 million in the final year of the deal.  This contract represents a raise over his previous contract, a 4-year deal worth $21 million ($6 million in 2008-09 and $5 million in each...

Mike Green's Signing a Necessary Risk

Monday afternoon, the Washington Capitals announced that they had signed defenseman Mike Green to a three-year contract worth $18.25 million.  The deal, which covers two summers of unrestricted free agency for Green, has annual salary cap hit of just over $6.08 million. “It’s been a long process,” the defenseman said on a conference call Monday.  “With the setback of the...

Green Re-Signs With Washington

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have re-signed defenseman Mike Green to a three-year, $18.25 million contract extension, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. Green will earn $6 million in 2012-13 and 2013-14 and $6.25 million in 2014-15. “We are pleased to re-sign Mike Green to a new contract,” said McPhee. “Mike is one of the best...

Mike Ribeiro Brings A New Level Of Excitement To The Capitals

Mike Ribeiro If your not excited for Mike Ribeiro to join the Capitals, hopefully this small article will change your mind about watching him this upcoming season. ***** For those of you who don’t know who and what Mike Ribeiro is capable of on the ice, you are missing out on a hockey fans dream and a goal tenders nightmare. This guy is scary good, and has some of the best moves...

Julylights: July 14th, Matt Hendricks' Surprise Shootout Winner

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...

Mike Knuble Discusses His Future

Mike Knuble stopped by WOOD TV in Grand Rapids last night to discuss his future, his last year in Washington, playing with and against Nick Lidstrom and a few other topics. You can watch the almost 9 minute interview below… Continue reading "Mike Knuble Discusses His Future"

Now What Washington?

from Greg Wyshynski of Puck Daddy, What kind of contract would you give a defenseman who scored 149 points in 143 games over two seasons, with a plus/minus of plus-63? Now, what kind of contract would you give a defenseman who scored 31 points in 81 games over two injury-plagued seasons, with a plus/minus of plus-11? Herein lies the problem for the Washington Capitals and Mike...

NHL free agency learning: Intangibles matter

If there is one argument that pops up daily on social media this summer, it is that people still can’t figure out how to value hockey players who put up points, yet lack the necessary team qualities such as “intangibles.” It seems as though half the blogosphere wants to sign the Radulov’s and Semin’s of the world for all the wrong reasons, yet the other half can’t see...

Development Camp Closes

Photo by Chris Gordon, RMNB 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...
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