Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Caps Work Only Begun

The Capitals have resigned Quintin Laing. The left winger spent most of the season in Hershey last season just because there was no space for him in the Capital locker room. He was brought up toward the end of the season but it was short term when he suffered a torn spleen. This resigning could be an indication that he might play the whole season next year as a Capital.

But the work for the Caps has just begun. With a slew of restricted free agents to negotiate and a few unrestricted that may or may not have left already, the Capitals have to put together a winning team with the major parts returning.

The Caps have the pork in Alex Ovechkin, Mike Green, Alex Semin and Nick Backstrom will return. Semin and Backstrom will be on their last year of their contracts. What is left is the lipstick to put on the pig. With the possibility that Sergei Fedorov and Viktor Kozlov playing on a different contient, the Caps maybe looking to bring up their depth rather than chance it with off season signings.

With a talent pool in Hershey, that would make more sense then looking for that ideal free agent signing. The Capitals could always look for a deal during the summer months. In any event, the next few weeks should be interesting to see who gets an offered contract and who the Caps are willing to let go.

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