Keys to the offseason for the Washington Capitals
Ryan S. Clark and Kristen Shilton of ESPN: Looking at a number of the offseason choices and priorities for the Washington Capitals this offseason.
Projected 2023-24 cap house: $7,369,166
2023 draft picks: 1st, 2nd, 4th, fifth, seventh
Started making some strikes on the deadline to assist out their blue line once they acquired Rasmus Sandin from the Maple Leafs. They nonetheless have a choose within the first and second-round and GM Brian MacLellan might have a look at different commerce choices.
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Center Evgeny Kuznetsov wouldn’t thoughts a commerce, however that would depart a giant gap down the center. The Capitals nonetheless plan on being aggressive so long as Alex Ovechkin is chasing Wayne Gretzky‘s 894 profession targets. Center Nicklas Backstrom is 35 and has harm issues. T.J. Oshie is in the same boat. Will they give the impression of being to get a bit of younger up entrance or hold most of their veteran core?
On Capitals Connor Brown, Tom Wilson, Martin Fehervary, Alex Alexeyev and Conor Sheary
Sammi Silber of The Hockey News: Washington Capitals ahead Connor Brown solely received in 4 video games earlier than tearing his ACL and ending his season. He’s a pending UFA and hasn’t spoken to the Capitals a few potential extension. Capitals GM Brian MacLellan mentioned that he’ll converse to Brown’s brokers to see if there’s a match. They introduced Brown in final season as they thought he’d be an incredible match and capable of assist out in a number of areas.
Forward Tom Wilson has a 12 months left on his contract and has already let it’s identified that he desires to remain and received’t “play hardball” on his subsequent contract. It sounds just like the Capitals are curious about preserving him with the group long-term.
Defensemen Martin Fehervary and Alex Alexeyev are pending RFAs and each mentioned that they aren’t serious about their subsequent contracts but.
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It doesn’t sound like Conor Sheary can be re-signing with the Capitals.
GM MacLellan can be seeking to revamp their top-six. They’ll look to herald some younger and perhaps some protection depth. MacLellan will have a look at each the free agent and commerce market.