Tuesday, August 18, 2009
The Washington Nationals came to terms with first overall pick Stephen Strasaburg last night after months of heated negotiations between the organization and Strasburg's agent Scott Boras. The two parties agreed to a record breaking contract that would reportadly deal Strasburg 15.1 million dollars over the next four years, the largest amount for a rookie in the history of the league.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
- Just a few days before the NBA Draft, the Wizards traded their Number 5 Draft Pick, Etan Thomas, Oleksiy Pecherov, and Darius Songaila to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Randy Foye and Mike Miller.
- On draft day, the Wiz traded the rights to Jermaine Taylor, the 32nd overall pick, to the Rockets for $2.5 million cash.
- According to the Washington Post, players that interest the Wizards include Fabricio Oberto, Rasho Nesterovic, Channing Frye, Sean Marks, Jamaal Magloire, Chris Wilcox and Brian Skinner, big men that can provide 10-15 minutes of solid, off-the-bench play. Another player that I find endearing is Orlando backup center Marcin Gortat, who was money coming off the bench behind Dwight Howard (until the finals, of course).
Early in the creation of this blog, we had a few posts about the future of some current Caps and the direction in which they were headed. Well heres an new update on the Capitals.
- Donald Brashear, who was condidering a move to Russia, instead signed a 2 year, $2.8 million contract with the New York Rangers. The Rangers replaced their departing enforcer, Colton Orr, with our enforcer.
- Two former Capitals ditched the team for Russia: Viktor Kozlov signed with Salavat Yulaev Ufa of the Kontinental Hockey League last month, and Sergei Federov left to play with his brother Fedor, signing a two year deal with Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the same league as Kozlov.
- As previously posted, the Caps signed Mike Knuble, addressing their need for a scoring wing opposite of Ovechkin.
I personally would like to apologize for the lack of postings over the past few weeks, both SprtsBLGR 1 and 2 were away on vacation. However, we are now back and in full force. Expect plenty of posts in the upcoming days so we can make up for this lost time. Thanks
DCSprts BLGR 2
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
The Washington Capitals made their first big move of free agency today by signing veteran right winger Mike Knuble. Knuble (36) played for the Philadelphia Flyers for the last four seasons where he was considered a consistent, gritty winger. Knuble scored 27 goals and recorded 20 assists last season with the Flyers.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
The Washington Wizards and the Minnesota Timberwolves made news today by agreeing to a deal that sent t-wolves star guard Randy Foye to DC. The deal also included sending veteran forward Mike miller to play for the wiz next season. In return, the Wiz sent big men Oleksiy Pecherov, Etan Thomas and Darius Songalia along with their fifth pick to the T-Wolves. The wizards accomplished two goals in this move. 1st they added depth to their pg position in Foye and acquired another scorer to come off the bench in Mike Miller. 2nd they freed up some cap room by unloading Thomas and Songalia.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
The Washington Capitals have resigned left winger Quintin Laing who played only one game with the team last season. Laing was sidelined for much of last season after tearing his spleen during the only game he played with the caps. However, Laing did recover in time to score two goals and record two assists for the Hershey Bears during the calder cup playoffs.