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Eric Belanger has not signed with Washington

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09-10-2010, 01:19 AM
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Well Asham was rumored to sign with the Canucks as soon as they move some cap space (Bieksa?). That didn't happen.

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exactly where and when have the capitals said they are going to make a move?
There was a thread a while back, maybe a month or so again that was a confirmed signing with link that Belanger was staying in Washington. He said that he had been informed by the Capitals that he would have to wait for them to make this move before he could sign. This was stated in an article in that thread.

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No matter what, it is remarkable that he is still formally on the market. Belanger is a terrific player.

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I don't know. Earlier this summer, everybody and their brother expected the Caps to go after Anton Volchenkov. So, media started asking George McPhee directly about him and he insisted that they weren't interested in 'that player'. Sure enough, they weren't.
Or they could be saying that until they were able to sign the player. It seems like the Caps need a dman and have been linked to a number of dmans but only problem is any dman the Caps want, there are generally other teams that want them too and the Caps might have just been outbid or that player prefers one location over another.

If Belanger hasn't agreed to a contract already, i find it quite surprising no one has signed him yet since he's a very effective bottom 6 center.

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There was a thread a while back, maybe a month or so again that was a confirmed signing with link that Belanger was staying in Washington. He said that he had been informed by the Capitals that he would have to wait for them to make this move before he could sign. This was stated in an article in that thread.
First of all, you should know that a confirmed signing is when the team and the league announce the signing. not the player. the player saying he has to wait means by its definition that it was NOT a confirmed signing. right?

So, this player that said he was going to be signed also said the caps were making a trade. did either of those things happen? no.

confirmed means official. official means the team, league, nhpla say it happened.

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I'm starting to doubt he signs and that any move is made - I just get the feeling that it would have happened by now.

My initial thought was that Kovalchuk was holding everything up, but his time and has come and passed, yet here we are with nothing different. Perhaps GMGM was upset that Belanger spoke, perhaps the supposed trade fell through, especially considering Boudreau's comments.

Then again, Boudreau's word can't really be trusted regarding management decisions. Need an example? Chris Bourque.

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I'm starting to doubt he signs and that any move is made - I just get the feeling that it would have happened by now.

My initial thought was that Kovalchuk was holding everything up, but his time and has come and passed, yet here we are with nothing different. Perhaps GMGM was upset that Belanger spoke, perhaps the supposed trade fell through, especially considering Boudreau's comments.

Then again, Boudreau's word can't really be trusted regarding management decisions. Need an example? Chris Bourque.
To be fair, that isn't resolved entirely. Yes Kovy has signed, but the Devils have yet to make their move(s) wrt clearing the cap space they'll need. Now they may not ever make a trade, perhaps they'll rely on waivers, but there is still a shoe to drop there. As well as a few other teams capwise IINM.

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Surprised Belanger doesn't sign with someone else, GMGM is really jerking him around, bad mismanagement.
As opposed to good mismanagement?

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