Washington Capitals

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Like many NHL general managers, Brian MacLellan woke up Tuesday morning knowing it would take a lot of money to pay for the names on his shopping list.

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Go ahead and call them the Washington Penguins.

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When Brian MacLellan took over for George McPhee as general manager of the Capitals, he had a clear plan on how to turn the Caps back into a Stanley Cup contender.

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With a backup goaltender [Justin Peters] off their checklist, the Capitals opened their wallets and signed former Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik to a hefty five-year, $27.5 million contract.

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The Capitals began their free-agent shopping by going after a backup goalie that has tortured them throughout his NHL career.

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