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  1. Sources say that a major part of the Washington Capitals summer is waiting on Captain Patrik Elias and whether or not his knee will be healthy enough to play one more season. Elias' agent has stated that the franchise leader in goals, assists, and points "desperately wants to play one more season". GM da.moose stated "We have allocated enough salary cap space to make sure if Patrik wants to play another season he has a spot on the roster. At no point of his playing career has his play ever dropped to the point that he has not been a producer for our team in some capacity and if he decides to come back I know that it is because he truly believes his body is ready to perform. He has played such a huge role as the loyal leader of our team and he has earned the right to continue to captain this group as we gradually move forward in this rebuild. He has always been patient with us and therefore we will continue to be patient with him" Multiple reporters have stat that Elias it is unlikely to make a decision until training camp or even the start of the regular season.
  2. I hope everyone qualifies their RFA's that they intend to before July 1st. Looks like a ton of players names remain not in italics on the Free Agent spreadsheet.
  3. Our staff here in Washington has been extremely busy since the end of the season locking up players and making a big trade that may have changed the direction of the franchise moving forward. Before getting into these moves though I would like to acknowledge the outstanding career of a former Capital Pavel Datsyuk and congratulate him on his retirement. A surefire Hall of Famer and arguably the greatest Russian born hockey player of all time; he will most definitely be missed here in North America and we wish him the best moving forward in his life outside of hockey. This trade was different than any deal I have made during my tenure in the CDCGML. There was no discussion regarding Zetterberg coming to Washington until draft day. I am much more accustomed to being patient and taking time to do my research before pulling the trigger on a deal; especially one of this magnitude but there just wasn't enough time for that. We knew we wanted to add a centre that was capable of playing in our top 6 this season but also had the versatility to play in other spots in the lineup once Nylander eventually graduates into this role. We were looking at UFAs with cap hits in the 4 million dollar range to play that role and none of them had the pedigree of Zetterberg. When Drouin made this deal work under the cap for us we decided we couldn't turn down the offer that we feel makes our team significantly more competitive. Toby Enstrom is a player that I acquired in my first trade ever as General Manager just about 7 years ago and has been a huge part of what we have done here in Washington. At age 31 he still has many years left to play in the NHL and we wish him the best in Calgary for the next chapter of his career. Simon Despres is another player that has been in the organization for 7 years now and we are very excited to lock him up for another 3. He brings tons of size, athleticism, skill, and toughness to our back end and we are very hopeful that he can bounce back to his 2014-15 form and an injury plagued season. What Murray has done at such a young age over the past two seasons is flat out spectacular. We hope he can continue to blossom into one of the great goalies in the league and are expecting him to take over the starter tole as soon as this season and hopefully for many seasons moving forward. Another player that has been in the organization for 7 years now; Kreider brings great leadership in one of the most athletic bodies in the entire league. We have always been hopeful that Kreider could become a 30+ goal scorer in this league once he learns to best utilize his elite set of skills and we are very happy that if he manages to do so it will be in Washington. We didn't get to touch on the Silfverberg signing either but he is another player that we are very fortunate to have locked up long term now as a well rounded winger. We look forward to Free Agency where we expect to be active in improving our team so we can get back to the playoffs after a one year hiatus and hopefully even further than that.
  4. Waivers: The Washington Capitals place Matt Greene on waivers.
  5. Big day in Washington as the organization added both Henrik Zetterberg and Clayton Keller. Days like draft day when you are working against a time restraint can be very difficult and mistakes can often be made. Things happened very quickly today and things definitely didn't go as planned. However my team just got a lot stronger for this upcoming season and added a future piece with loads of upside.
  6. Washington Capitals Evander Kane - Kyle Turris - Jakob Silfverberg Chris Kreider - Henrik Zetterberg - Anthony Duclair Andrew Cogliano - William Nylander - Richard Panik Brett Connolly - Nate Thompson - Zack Kassian Keith Yandle - John Klingberg Simon Despres - Ryan Ellis Jyrki Jokipakka - Chris Wideman Matt Murray Kari Lehtonen
  7. Where can I find a list of upcoming UFA's?
  8. The Washington Capitals select Clayton Keller
  9. Let him pick. Nothing realistic about a team losing the 4th overall pick.
  10. I think we should have waited. He clearly has a reasonable explanation and didn't miss his pick due to negligence.
  11. Report: The Washington Capitals are actively looking to move Matt Greene for whatever they can get today. Toby Enstrom could be had for the right offer as well. Washington has also made it clear that they would love to move up in the draft; even if it is only a few spots though we are also very comfortable and prepared to pick at 13.
  12. I know it's been posted somewhere in the thread but I can't find the full draft order. Where is it?
  13. Report: The Washington Capitals have extended qualifying offers or long term extensions to all the RFA's that they are hoping return to the organization. Players that did not receive qualifying offers and will likely be released to Unrestricted Free Agency on July 1st include: Daniel Catenacci - F Justin Florek - F Raman Hrabarenka - D Edward Pasquale - G Cole Schneider - F Jordan Szwarz - F One notable name on the list is Dan Catenacci who the Capitals selected with a 1st round pick in 2011 and is a former 1st overall pick in the OHL draft. Schneider has also been a top line forward for three seasons now for the Caps AHL affiliate Dover Dobermans and will be available to all teams come July 1st. Any team with interest in the aforementioned players should PM me and they can have them. We would like to thank these players for their contributions to the organization and with them the best of luck moving forward.
  14. Congratulations Ty Webb on a well deserved championship.
  15. Still looking to move into the top 10 from the 13 spot. Teams in that range that would consider moving down should message me.