Re-sign key free agents? Check.
Find a top-line right wing? Check.
Bring in more playoff experience? Check.
It took arbitration to get there, but Marcus Johansson is finally under contract with the Caps for next season.
After a longer than anticipated wait, the Washington Capitals re-signed Marcus Johansson on Friday to a one-year, $3.75 million contract based on the award set by an arbitrator.
One day after Braden Holtby and the Capitals went to arbitration, the two sides agreed to a five-year, $30.5 million deal.
There is perhaps no better compliment for an NHL scorer than a star goalie talking about how hard they are to defend.