- 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).
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
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.