Jack Hillen may never been compared to Ryan Suter at the bargaining table and the contract he signed with the Capitals on Tuesday confirms it.
George McPhee entered Sundays start of NHL free agency with 20.8 million in cap space. He spent just 950,000 on fourth-line winger Joey Crabb.
In his most recent blog, Capitals owner Ted Leonsis seems to echo the sentiments of general manager George McPhee when he says teams better think long and hard before they throw millions of dollars
When George McPhee was asked last week about how tempting it was to enter July 1 with 20.8 million in cap space, he raised a cautionary flag.
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.