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Troy Brouwer Signs For Two Years In Washington

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed right wing Troy Brouwer to a two-year contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.

Brouwer, 25, recorded 17 goals and a career-high 19 assists for 36 points in 79 regular-season games in 2010-11. He led the Blackhawks and ranked fifth in the NHL with 262 hits and finished third on the team with five game-winning goals. Brouwer appeared in all seven playoff games with Chicago, collecting 11 penalty minutes and finishing with a plus-two rating. 

The 6’3”, 215-pound forward helped lead the Blackhawks to win the 2010 Stanley Cup while tallying a career-best eight points (four goals, four assists) in 19 playoff contests.

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Caps now can sign Alzner for 3 mil by putting Poti on LTIR. They can also trade Chimera,Schultz,Fehr or Semin to get more cap space. Either way expect a trade in the very near future.

Posted by flacco5 on 07/06/11 at 11:57 AM ET

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If the Capitals give Alzner 3 million, then Mcphee suffers from Paul Holmgren syndrome. Then again, he did overpay for Laich, Ward, and Hamrlik.

Alzner will get around one million. He’s a restricted free agent with no arbitration rights.

Posted by cs6687 on 07/06/11 at 12:09 PM ET

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Didn’t overpay for Laich. If he reaches free agency numerous teams would have offered him 5 mil a year. Alzner will get around 2 mil my point was they would have 3 mil available to sign him.

Posted by flacco5 on 07/06/11 at 01:00 PM ET

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Didn’t overpay for Laich. If he reaches free agency numerous teams would have offered him 5 mil a year.

Doesn’t change the fact that he was overpaid by the Caps.

Posted by Garth on 07/06/11 at 01:27 PM ET

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Caps will tell you that Laich taking less than market value allowed them to overpay Ward and Hamrlik. Rumors are also abound that Caps will announce tomorrow extensions for Alzner and Carlson.

Posted by flacco5 on 07/06/11 at 05:48 PM ET

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rather have laich for 4.5 than ericsson for 3.25

Posted by callmedrw on 07/06/11 at 07:06 PM ET

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