Washington Capitals Offseason Transactions & Thoughts

I have decided to do a few teams’ off season acquirements, or happenings. I will start with the Washington Capitals.

They seem to think that there team has a good roster now, and have mostly been re signing.

So far, they have done the following:

Washington re Signs Nylander

The Washington Capitals newest re signing was Michael Nylander. A major re signing for them, re signing a guy with a great vision of the game. The deal was said to be for only one year, worth a little less than 3 million.

Caps Lose Big D man

Team veteran defenseman, Calle Johansson decided to hang up the blades this off-season. A big loss for the Washington Capitals, losing a main leader of the team. He retired at the age of 36.

Washington brings back young Berry

While losing a major defenseman, the Washington Capitals have re signed a future leader, Rick Berry. The young 24-year-old signed on for a year.

Capitals Re Sign two others

The Washington Capitals have signed winger Mike Grier and defenseman Jason Doig. They were also signed on to a one-year deal.

Caps Trade Farrell

The Nashville Predators traded defenseman Alexander Riazantsev, for Washington Capitals right winger, Mike Farrell. The Caps picked up yet another young d-man to their core.

Caps re Sign young forward, Lose big Defenseman

While the Capitals re signed the young forward, Petr Sykora (a different Petr Sykora), they lost another veteran defenseman, Dmitry Yushkevich to the Philadelphia Flyers. Sykora signed a one-year deal, worth just over half a million, with a 2nd year option.

Capitals re sign two major players

The Washington Capitals have taken the option on star forward, Peter Bondra, and have also picked up the option on centreman, Jeff Halpern.

Washington’s Draft Pick: Eric Fehr

That’s Washington Capital’s summer so far.

Any thoughts?


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