Just saw it on NHL numbers lol. This is a lot of money for Brooks though........ I mean I like Brooks a lot but to be honest this looks like a bad deal....
On the other hand Semin being moved might be a HUGE possibility now
Damn! I was really hoping to see him in a Wings jersey. Free agency is just getting weaker and weaker.
Furthermore proof GM has not the slightest clue as to what he's doing. Laich is a great guy, but he doesn't produce like most of the team come playoffs.
He's allowing feelings to get in the way which will KILL this teams chances of winning a cup.
I'm ok with the signing. Brooks wears a lot of hats for the Caps. PK, gritty forward. 100% okay with the contract. Of course he helped lead the Bears to a Calder Cup so I may not be the guy to ask. Caps still have $8.9 million to play with. I say see it Knuble will restructure and dump Poti. That would get Washington to around $10-$11 million. Then resign Arnott and make a pitch to Brad Richards. Gotta go big or go home.
I couldn't stomach him leaving, a hard-working character guy that'll give you 20+ goals and 50+ points, along with a solid two-way game. The money is a bit much but with the increase in the salary cap its to be expected and I expect the cap should increase some more over the next few years.
He had 7 points...what does that tell you? As I said, regular season, much like everyone on this team besides a few, he produces, come playoffs he's pretty much non existent. It's Ovechkin vs the other team.
(Even though Boudreau should be canned)
Of course everyone had changes, but it's not just these playoffs I'm talking about. I mean remember Backstrom complaining about having to play center, the pk and the pp? That's 100% ********. You don't hear Crosby complaining.
Problem is Bruce is an idiot, changing to a D style play when this whole team is about offense, even the D men are. McPhee needs to bring in real D men, not these hybrids and also bring in a coach.
I seriously believe even with the lack of D we would have come MUCH closer to the finals if we had a coach who knew what he was doing in the playoffs.
Yeah we'll see what happens, it better work out or McPhee is definitely done and I'd say Bruce it too.