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Why aren't the Caps using their salary caps space?

View Poll Results: Why aren't the Caps spending up to the Salary Cap
Ted is getting cheap or there just isn't enough cash 4 5.56%
GMGM and Ted are too conservative to go out on a limb because of the expiring CBA 15 20.83%
Combination of Items #1 and #2 - The CBA expiring is an excuse to not have to spend 21 29.17%
They would spend to the cap, but they didn't like the options this offseason 28 38.89%
The season is months away - they have something big planned 4 5.56%
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08-11-2012, 12:38 PM
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Didn't accuse you specifically that I remember...just countering your catiness with the woe is McPhee stuff...as if the guy's career hasn't warranted significant criticism.
Criticism is fine when it's accurate. When it's factually false how is it wrong to correct the record?
If u want to bash the guy, get it right

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08-11-2012, 12:46 PM
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Criticism is fine when it's accurate. When it's factually false how is it wrong to correct the record?
If u want to bash the guy, get it right
Another guy who doesn't get that the man in charge (of hockey Ops) is where the buck stops on this one. Sr Level Management 101 dude, read up on it or something so you get it right next time. See I can be just as condescending in tone as you. Funny how that works both ways.

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CCF probably went to business school.

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08-11-2012, 02:14 PM
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Another guy who doesn't get that the man in charge (of hockey Ops) is where the buck stops on this one. Sr Level Management 101 dude, read up on it or something so you get it right next time. See I can be just as condescending in tone as you. Funny how that works both ways.
U r saying that. Details aren't import then?

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08-13-2012, 03:04 PM
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U r saying that. Details aren't import then?
Which detail are you referring to, the one where the man in charge signed a suspect player to an extension at the worst possible time and it completely backfired.


I'd say that's important.

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08-13-2012, 03:20 PM
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Back to spending $ up to the cap limit.

Bouwmeester is a left D if I recall. Could he be the answer for a Green partner? Sounds like Calgary is putting him out there.

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maybe i remember all this wrong. but i recall that poti had been outstanding in the playoffs til his ugly eye injury. his groin had been reported 100% by the doctors.
this was the caps best defensive d and the leader on d.

i see a player that you want to keep there.

again, i was simply correcting that it was not a groin injury. somebody asks why mcphee could see that the player had a shredded groin? answer is that there was nothing wrong with his groin. it was healthy. it was his out of alignment pelvis that was restricting his groin. thats an excuse...i know.

mcphee hired the doctors. he hired the specialists that poti went to. he hired poti and he hired the training staff. its mcphee's fault. in fact had poti been fine, they lost and its still mcphee's fault.

fire him

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Which detail are you referring to, the one where the man in charge signed a suspect player to an extension at the worst possible time and it completely backfired.


I'd say that's important.
Poti was a good player. He and Carlson played well together in the playoffs. Poti must be one tough customer to play through what must have been pretty painful.

Groin injuries are not usually career ending. So with rest and time off during the summer it would not be an incorrect assumption that the groin would be improved to start the new season.

Who knew it was more than a groin? Poti was blaming the bad ice if I recall. He didn't even know it was a hip fracture.

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08-13-2012, 03:31 PM
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Back to spending $ up to the cap limit.

Bouwmeester is a left D if I recall. Could he be the answer for a Green partner? Sounds like Calgary is putting him out there.
I suggested this earlier this summer and the consensus was that we don't like Bouwmeester at his salary.

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08-13-2012, 03:37 PM
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If I was playing for the capitals, and there is a huge cap space on my team, and knowing that management has their eyes on me every game, and every shift; I would try a little bit extra harder, because with the large amount of cap space, the next time I go to negotiate a new contract, the capitals can actually pay me.

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Back to spending $ up to the cap limit.

Bouwmeester is a left D if I recall. Could he be the answer for a Green partner? Sounds like Calgary is putting him out there.
I don't think it's so much of "Calgary putting him out there" as several teams have a gaping hole on their top pairing (Philadelphia, Nashville, Detroit, etc) and Bouwmeester is the most realistic target on the market. Calgary has given no indication that they're going into rebuild mode, so I don't think they move Bouwmeester for futures alone. You'd have to give them a return that allowed them to compete next season.

With the uncertainty surrounding the CBA, his outrageous cap hit for this season and next, and the fact that Johansson, Alzner, Brouwer, and Hendricks will all be looking for a raise next off-season (possibly Ribeiro and Wolski as well) I don't see him as a good fit given the cost of acquiring him from Calgary.


Now if Giordano was available...

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bouwmeester appears to be on the market which would qualify as putting him out there.
in today's nhl players that are not available for trade because they are part of the team's plan going forward dont get talked off that team by another team's trade offer.

jbo has a bad contract, has no playoff experience and has not done well under pressure of being a primary player on a team with expectations. i think flyer fans would run him out of town if he ended up there.

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I don't think it's so much of "Calgary putting him out there" as several teams have a gaping hole on their top pairing (Philadelphia, Nashville, Detroit, etc) and Bouwmeester is the most realistic target on the market. Calgary has given no indication that they're going into rebuild mode, so I don't think they move Bouwmeester for futures alone. You'd have to give them a return that allowed them to compete next season.

With the uncertainty surrounding the CBA, his outrageous cap hit for this season and next, and the fact that Johansson, Alzner, Brouwer, and Hendricks will all be looking for a raise next off-season (possibly Ribeiro and Wolski as well) I don't see him as a good fit given the cost of acquiring him from Calgary.


Now if Giordano was available...
Someone in CGY management (if not Feaster then someone above him) had explicitly stated a desire to get the budget down to the mid-50s or so. Feaster explicitly stated he wasn't going to move Iginla. There's no other options for them.

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Someone in CGY management (if not Feaster then someone above him) had explicitly stated a desire to get the budget down to the mid-50s or so. Feaster explicitly stated he wasn't going to move Iginla. There's no other options for them.
Wasn't that just rumors? I don't recall any official quotes towards that effect, and signing Wideman and Hudler clearly goes contrary to that.

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maybe i remember all this wrong. but i recall that poti had been outstanding in the playoffs til his ugly eye injury. his groin had been reported 100% by the doctors.
this was the caps best defensive d and the leader on d.

i see a player that you want to keep there.

again, i was simply correcting that it was not a groin injury. somebody asks why mcphee could see that the player had a shredded groin? answer is that there was nothing wrong with his groin. it was healthy. it was his out of alignment pelvis that was restricting his groin. thats an excuse...i know.

mcphee hired the doctors. he hired the specialists that poti went to. he hired poti and he hired the training staff. its mcphee's fault. in fact had poti been fine, they lost and its still mcphee's fault.

fire him
Woe is McPhee....as retold by TXPD. Time to move on to the next screw up by Caps management.

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Poti was a good player. He and Carlson played well together in the playoffs. Poti must be one tough customer to play through what must have been pretty painful.

Groin injuries are not usually career ending. So with rest and time off during the summer it would not be an incorrect assumption that the groin would be improved to start the new season.

Who knew it was more than a groin? Poti was blaming the bad ice if I recall. He didn't even know it was a hip fracture.
Don't disagree about Poti's performance, but I'm not making assumptions with millions of $$ on the line. Not even when it's Leonsis' $$.

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No way McPhee gives up the assets it will take to land Jaybo.

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No way McPhee gives up the assets it will take to land Jaybo.
i think you might be surprised how low the sellng price for jbo might end up being. that said, do you want bouwmeester?

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If we bring in a dman, we should get a right sider to replace Green.

Michalek would have been a great, cheap pickup, buy no way Pitt makes that trade with us.

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i think you might be surprised how low the sellng price for jbo might end up being. that said, do you want bouwmeester?
for the right price, like a 2nd rounder and 5-10 ranked prospect I would add Jbo. But i wouldnt give up our 1st rounder or top 5 prospects for him.

contract doesnt bother me with our cap space and maybe we can send JFS contract back in a deal.

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If we bring in a dman, we should get a right sider to replace Green.
Yeah, then we can still have Jeff Schultz on the left side and get pennies on the dollar for our best defenseman! Everybody wins!

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Yeah, then we can still have Jeff Schultz on the left side and get pennies on the dollar for our best defenseman! Everybody wins!
I meant replace him when he gets hurt 3 games into the season.

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I hope the Flyers sign Bouwmeester - I think Philly is the only legitimate threat to make an offer for Carlson, which they wouldn't do if they signed JBouw. I don't expect the Flyers to move on Carlson, but it's still possible...

To the original topic, I'm OK if the Caps sit tight at this point relative to the cap.....there isn't anyone left that is worth signing to the contract value that would be required to get him. I just hope they are willing to lock up some of our young talent for some term in the next few years....

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I hope the Flyers sign Bouwmeester - I think Philly is the only legitimate threat to make an offer for Carlson, which they wouldn't do if they signed JBouw. I don't expect the Flyers to move on Carlson, but it's still possible...
Bouwmeester isnt a free agent.

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If we bring in a dman, we should get a right sider to replace Green.

Michalek would have been a great, cheap pickup, buy no way Pitt makes that trade with us.
Do you mean the guy who has been already traded to Phoenix? http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=399048

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