Found July 14, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
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 recorded 197 goals and 409 points in 469 games for the Capitals, is still available, McPhee replied, “Not necessarily. It would have to be the right fit for him.” Semin reportedly has received interest from the Penguins and Hurricanes but apparently is holding out for a two-year deal in the $10 million range.

Green declines Caps' qualifying offer

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...

Capitals sign top pick Forsberg to 3-year deal

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...

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...

Capitals Sign Filip Forsberg

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....

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...

Jeff Halpern Good Fit for New York Rangers

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 [...]
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