Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Laich & Federov Re-signed; Next Up ShaMo...

[ED NOTE] No in depth analysis since I'm a day late on this one - see the below post as to what I've been up to today besides waiting for this news with baited breath. Sorry there is more to life than just following the Caps though today's news out of the Capitals Organization only made a great day better....

The Caps avoided arbitration and signed Brooks Laich to a very fair three year deal for both sides. Laich signed a 3 year deal worth $6.2M deal. At the end of the term Laich will be 28 years old and an Unrestricted Free Agent so the upside of this is if he continues to improve he can cash in on that success next time around. Also looking around the league and at the numbers the deal is a fair deal for both sides, as long as Brooks continues to play at least to the level of his potential as he displayed last season. The deal also means that folks going to fan fest can buy their "Laich" "#21" Jerseys and get them autographed without fear they are buy obsolete gear on Saturday.

Sergei Federov will be back in a Caps uniform next year and has reportedly signed a 1 year; $4M deal.

Also according to Tarik El-Bashir, Shoane Morrisson's arbitration has been scheduled for July 24th.

Can't wait till next season. LETS GO CAPS!!!!

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