Its difficult to say how Thursdays announcement that the NHL is raising its salary cap from to 64.3 million to 70.2 million will impact Sundays start of free agency.
Since the end of the Capitals playoff run, CSNWashington.com Capitals Insider Chuck Gormley has evaluated the 2011-12 performance of each player on the Caps roster.
Capitals general manager George McPhee knew he didnt want to pay Dennis Wideman what he figured hed be worth on the open market.
Long-time Capitals assistant coach Dean Evason wanted a chance to be a head coach in the NHL and was among the candidates who interviewed for the vacancy left by Dale
Since Capitals general manager George McPhee believes the upcoming NHL draft is deeper than most, hes decided to take Colorados second-round pick this year instead of waiting until next year.