After hiring one assistant with no NHL coaching experience, Capitals general manager George McPhee was looking to provide first-year head coach Adam Oates with some valuable experience behind an NH
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.
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.
Tomas Vokoun was on a fast track to free agency when Capitals general manager George McPhee dealt his rights to the Penguins for a seventh-round draft pick.