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With the Washington Capitals entering a summer of salary cap uncertainty with a new Collective Bargaining Agreement looming, they still have several decisions to make regarding their pending free agents. Chief among their restricted free agents this off-season is defenseman John Carlson. Carlson made a base salary of $787,500 last season, the last of his entry-level deal, meaning the qualifying offer tendered to him by the Washington Capitals is for at least $826,875. Judging by other young defenseman around the league, Carlson should earn quite a bit more than that as a top-pairing defenseman, likely a 4-year deal worth $3 million per season.
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Carlson's Background:John Carlson is a tall, strapping 6’3, 213-lb, two-way defenseman who will turn 23 in January. The Massachusetts-born, New Jersey-raised defender doesn't take many penalties and is an ideal partner for his defensive...
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