With no guarantee that the NHL season will start on-time, the American Hockey League may provide local fans with one of the few outlets for live professional hockey in the months ahead.
By Ben Raby
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.
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.
A few weeks after the Capitals were eliminated from the playoffs, veteran right wing Mike Knuble was asked what kind of coach would be the perfect fit for the Caps.