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Niskanen Shouldn’t Be Final Move

Earlier today, I shared some not so nice views on the Caps' decision in signing Brooks Orpik to a 5-year, $27.5 million contract.  Well, the new GM obviously wasn't done as the Capitals have come to terms with another former Penguin, Matt Niskanen, on a  7-year, $40.25 million contract.  With Niskanen's $5.75 mil per season on the books, it leaves the Caps with just over 1 million in cap space.

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Change We Shouldn’t Get Behind

When the Capitals made the announcement that former Assistant General Manager Brian MacLellan would be taking over his old boss' place, there was a fair amount of concern that we would be getting the same old deal.  With today's mega-signing of Brooks Orpik, I think we are seeing something different in the new GM, but it isn't the good kind of different.

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