Washington Capitals Wisely Sitting Quiet Thus Far In Free Agency

July 2nd, 2010 by Nik Leighton Leave a reply »
Ever since their disappointing first round loss to Jaroslav Halák and the surprise Montréal Canadiens, speculation regarding who the Washington Capitals would add next season has flown all over the Internet.

Capitals pundits and supporters alike can see that the team has a couple of holes—after all, with every National Hockey League franchise always a work in progress, what team doesn't require a touch up or two here and there?

Most notably, the Capitals are in need at the second line centre spot. They still lack a top-shelf shutdown blueliner along the rear guard and have question marks in goal as well.

Despite the weaker points, the obvious and the arguable, George McPhee, general manager of the Capitals, sat out of the  free agent feeding frenzy that started Thursday, watching those that could have fit his squad's needs sign on in other cities one after the other.

This, somehow, came as a surprise to much of D.C., infuriating some, shocking others, and disappointing the rest of those taking the relative lack of news negatively.

"Don't expect us to go crazy in free agency. We don't need to do it, ...

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