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from Alex Prewitt of Capitals Insider,
“I think the teams, I think that are going to be out, you’re obviously looking at the UFA guys there,” MacLellan continued. “There’s a couple others guys out there that are higher-profile players that I think teams are testing the market and they might wait until the draft of they might do it at the deadline if they get what they want. I think the important thing for us is to keep track of what the market’s saying and what the cost is for certain players and evaluate: Do we think that’s going to be a big addition or take us to the next level?
“We’re going to field the best team we can here. We want to win. We want to do some damage in the playoffs. I think our decision is going to be how much we want to expose our young guys down the road and can they handle it. You don’t want to put them in a position where can they handle it. You don’t want to put them in a position where they’re not ready for it. I think that’s our big decision.”
ARLINGTON, Va. – Washington Capitals majority owner Ted Leonsis and president Dick Patrick will introduce senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan and head coach Barry Trotz to the media on Tuesday, May 27, at 12:30 p.m. ET at Verizon Center.
from Chuck Gormley of CSNWashington,
Exactly one month ago, after relieving Adam Oates and George McPhee of their duties as coach and general manager, Capitals owner Ted Leonsis made it clear his team needed a new voice and a fresh set of eyes.
Today at a 12:30 p.m. news conference that will be aired live on Comcast SportsNet, the Capitals will introduce Barry Trotz as the new voice of the Capitals.
But is Brian MacLellan the fresh set of eyes they were seeking?
Before hiring MacLellan, Leonsis and Dick Patrick brought in Boston Bruins assistant general manager Don Sweeney and Nashville Predators assistant general manager Paul Fenton for interviews and decided that with 13 years of experience with the Capitals MacLellan had just as much insight into what the Caps need to become a Stanley Cup contender.
Time will tell if they are right.
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have promoted Brian MacLellan to senior vice president and general manager and named Barry Trotz as the team’s coach, majority owner Ted Leonsis and president Dick Patrick announced today.