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 Joey Crabb had to wait until the seventh round to be taken 226th overall in the 2002 NHL draft he had a pretty good idea his road to the NHL would be a rocky one.
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.
Maybe Martin Brodeur simply wanted to give himself a bigger raise than the Devils were willing to give him.