Toronto Maple Leafs


Long before Mike Ribeiro signed a four-year, $22 million free-agent contract with the Phoenix Coyotes on July 5, Capitals right wing Troy Brouwer did the math and knew the Caps would have a tough


Seven weeks after Mikhail Grabovski had his contract bought out by the Toronto Maple Leafs, the 29-year-old is eager for a fresh start with the Washington Capitals.


Former Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mikhail Grabovski remains an unsigned free agent, but according to a Belarusian television station ONT, the 29-year-old is close to signing a one-year $3 million


According to, the Capitals rank 21st in the NHL with a 2013-14 payroll of $58.6 million -- $5.66 million below the new salary cap of $64.3 million.


Now that the Capitals have locked up the Southeast Division and will begin the Stanley Cup playoffs as the No. 3 seed in the East, who will they face in Round 1?