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Capitals Insider: June 27, 2010 - July 3, 2010

McPhee talks free agency

A quick update before things slow down for the holiday weekend: I had a brief chat with GM George McPhee earlier this evening and he told me the Caps have been "in on" a few discussions with free agents the past two days but so far he's decided against making...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  July 2, 2010; 9:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (191)
 
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Caps sign goalie Dany Sabourin

The Caps didn't make a big move on Day 1 of free agency, but they did make a move late yesterday, signing veteran goalie Dany Sabourin....

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  July 2, 2010; 9:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (219)
 
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Caps quiet (so far) on Day 1

I was informed about an hour ago that the Caps were likely to remain quiet on the opening day of free agency, but that GM George McPhee and his hockey ops staffers are still working the phones. McPhee told us yesterday that he was comfortable with the seven defensemen currently...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  July 1, 2010; 6:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (175)
 
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NHL free agency begins

The doors to a decidedly shallow 2010 free agent market just opened. Nothing to report yet, obviously. But you can check out my story in today's Post here and owner Ted Leonsis's comments about his team's potentially conservative plans here. I'll post an update on any Caps-related moves/signings as soon...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  July 1, 2010; 12:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (535)
 
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McPhee: Caps to proceed prudently in free agency

George McPhee said he'll be "involved" when free agency opens tomorrow, but the GM also issued his annual caution to Capitals fans: Don't expect any splashy signings. "We'll be involved but I don't expect to do a whole lot," he told me late yesterday. "We're in a great position right...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  June 30, 2010; 6:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (365)
 
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Caps send qualifying offers to nine

As General Manager George McPhee told us a few days ago, the Caps have issued qualifying offers to all nine of their restricted free agents. Now it's official, per the team. Current roster players Eric Fehr, Tomas Fleischmann, Jeff Schultz and Boyd Gordon as well as prospects Jay Beagle, Chris...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  June 28, 2010; 3:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (121)
 
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