Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Relief and Surprise!!!!

Caps Sign Mike Green and Jose Theodore

It's been a day so far. The Washington Capitals first signed Mike Green to a four year $21 million dollar contract and then inked a two year deal with one of the better Unrestricted Free Agent Goalies on the market - Jose Theodore reportedly for 2 years at $4.5M per year. This should work out fine for the Capitals and I believe is a good deal by GM George McPhee and crew, they must have felt they were not getting anywhere fast on a key element of negotiations with Cristobel Huet's camp - likely either the dollars or the contract term. Clearly, the amount seems fair given the fact that only Theodore, Olie Kolzig, and Huet are proven, work-horse number 1 Goalies in the UFA market and Kolzig probably wasn't an option and is rumoured to be well along in negotiations with Tampa Bay. The next viable option would be Ty Conklin though he has yet to have an entire solid season behind himself and has little playoff experience.

These deal looks to me to give the Caps most of, if not all the room they'll need to keep the current team, with the possible exception of Matt Cooke together for next season.

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

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