The Latest News and Rumors Surrounding the Washington Capitals and Free Agency

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The Latest News and Rumors Surrounding the Washington Capitals and Free Agency
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Earlier this week I wrote an article that took a look at the beginning of free agency for the Washington Capitals.

If you read that article, then you already know how disappointing the beginning of free agency has been for the Caps, in my opinion anyway.

Has anything changed in the past few days?

Yes and no.

There is no shortage of things to talk about and debate as far as the Caps and free agency is concerned.

One issue that keeps coming up is whether general manager George McPhee truly believes the Caps will be a good team next year or whether he is trying to convince all of us they will be because the Capitals just don't have the cap space to be able to make many moves in free agency.

Remember that it was just a few days ago when McPhee essentially announced that the Caps would probably not be doing much of anything through free agency. This drew collective groans from many of the Caps' most passionate fans and supporters.

Current members of the Caps also seem to be less than sold on the idea that the Caps should just stand pat and go with what they have.

For instance, Karl Alzner, who just signed a four-year, $11.2 million extension, thinks there are several free agents still available who could help the Caps "tremendously."

Meanwhile, there has been news relating to the Caps' best prospect, Evgeny Kuznetsov and lost amidst all of this is the fact that the Caps' Development Camp is also going on where a couple of names known to many Caps' fans have been making their case to be on the starting roster this season.

Interestingly, much of this is all interconnected—even if it does not appear that way at first.

To try and piece together whether the Caps will make any sort of move in free agency, here is the latest news and rumors as to this rather involved issue.

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