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09-29-2011, 10:36 AM
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Chimera signs two-year extension @ $1.75M per

VogsCaps: #Caps have signed left wing Jason Chimera to a two-year contract extension; he is now under contract through the 2013-14 season.

kcarrera: Chimera's new deal has a salary cap hit of $1.75 million per season. #Caps


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09-29-2011, 10:37 AM
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Can't wait to see the numbers on this one. Like the player, most of the time, but depending on the price...

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It would have been cheaper for McPhee to punch himself in the groin. What the crap?

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09-29-2011, 10:42 AM
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Reports are $1.75 per.

Same as he is now, no? Meh. Not terrible if the cap goes up (pending any restructuring in the next CBA as well, of course).

EDIT: Right, he had been 1.875, hadn't he. At least GMGM had the sense not to give him a raise, even if I'm skeptical about this being a signing he needed to make.

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09-29-2011, 10:53 AM
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1.75 for two years to one of the few guys that actually showed up consistently in the playoffs is a good deal.

Not sure why some people hate on Chimera. A fast gritty competitor who finishes his checks and can chip in double digit goals without pp time. Probably a good reason he is an alternate captain too.

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No issues with this....unlike many will assuredly have.

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Meh. Whatever.

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09-29-2011, 10:59 AM
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If he can score a goal each playoffs like the one he scored in Game 4 against the Rangers, I'm OK with the deal. The team needs some physical forecheckers and Chimera brings that.

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09-29-2011, 11:00 AM
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Hilarious....heads must be exploding. An "overpaid grinder" get's another extension...

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1.75 for two years to one of the few guys that actually showed up consistently in the playoffs is a good deal.

Not sure why some people hate on Chimera. A fast gritty competitor who finishes his checks and can chip in double digit goals without pp time. Probably a good reason he is an alternate captain too.
If you don't score 20, and make more than $1 mil, you take a lot of grief around Caps land.

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No complaints. Now if he locks up Semin...

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If he plays on the 4th it's an overpayment.

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If you don't score 20, and make more than $1 mil, you take a lot of grief around Caps land.
Also, if you blow open net after open net and take as many or more stupid penalties as 28.

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If he plays on the 4th it's an overpayment.
He will play on all 4 lines at some point. When top line wingers are slacking its very easy to stick Chimera in their spot to provide forcheck and energy. He is a very versatile player in that aspect.

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If you don't score 20, and make more than $1 mil, you take a lot of grief around Caps land.
Yeah who needs fast guys who give 100% and play physical when you can fill their spots with softer less experienced players.

Fact is that we need more players like Chimera not less. He's not a perfect player but he is an important one that any team in the league would love to have.

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Also, if you blow open net after open net and take as many or more stupid penalties as 28.
He doesn't have great hands but man does the guy drive the net. If he finished more he'd be a $6 million player which we couldn't afford. He does everything else and generates chances and thus momentum. He is scrappy and fiesty and sticks his nose in scrums all the time.

Maybe just me speaking but I really don't mind penalties of aggression either. I don't have as much problem with Semin's penalties (and Chimera's) as other do tho.


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If you don't score 20, and make more than $1 mil, you take a lot of grief around Caps land.
He has no hockey sense, doesn't play a role on special teams and is coming off the worst offensive season of his career at age 32. We should have looked elsewhere.

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09-29-2011, 11:12 AM
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UFA: Semin, Wideman, Knuble, Vokoun, Halpern
RFA: Green (arb), Carlson, Beagle (arb), Perreault (arb)

Low-hanging fruit I guess. It's a fine contract if he's a third-liner but to this point he hasn't shown the hockey sense or defensive responsibility to warrant that sort of commitment. Very much a luxury if he's a fourth liner and probably the first player I would have considered a potential cap casualty.

The additions of Ward and Brouwer should minimize the need to play Chimera in the top six.


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He has no hockey sense, doesn't play a role on special teams and is coming off the worst offensive season of his career at age 32. We should have looked elsewhere.
I would rather have the roster spot, let alone the cap space.

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Not a bad deal based on team needs. But I don't see why we can't develop 3rd or 4th line gritty guys. You would think it would be easy to find a steady stream of guys to play that role in the draft. Everyone is looking for the next home run late draft pick. Who was the last home grown true bottom six guy?

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I would rather have the roster spot, let alone the cap space.
This. I don't like it, but I'm not as opposed to it as some around here are.

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He has no hockey sense, doesn't play a role on special teams and is coming off the worst offensive season of his career at age 32. We should have looked elsewhere.
Last I checked pretty much every player on the caps came off their worst offensive season last year so not sure why you would single Chimera out. He has gas in the tank left and still has that great speed.

Who would fill his role? Who would replace his experience and grit? A younger player?..on a team trying to win NOW?

He's more important than you give him credit for. To me he's a "glue" and substance player. You can't have a cake just made of icing. You need batter, eggs and substance.

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Who would fill his role? Who would replace his experience and grit? A younger player?..on a team trying to win NOW?
I would have replaced him this year with Asham. Would have gotten a better player and saved a million bucks. Asham's a fa again next year. Could have done it then without having to make a trade.

There's a glut of good bottom six players out there. There's no need to hitch yourself to the likes of Chimera just because its convenient.

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09-29-2011, 11:35 AM
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I like this signing ok. He competes and is hard to play against. I think he could be traded if we had to dump that salary at some point.

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Asham has been out there before and gmgm passed. I wanted, still want, that guy. But I don't hold my breath.

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It's not like the skilled guys who make a hell of a lot more $$ don't make mistakes.

Too many Caps fans waste a lot of angst over the cheapest guys on the team because we're in the "cap world". Here's a new flash....they're cheap because they're not as good. I simply prefer to level my criticism on the expensive players...the ones who are expected to score goals and make less errors. The ones who are supposed to carry the team.

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