Starting at noon, it’ll be open season on unrestricted free agents in the NHL. Last year’s contracts will be up, and we’ll be inundated by a flood of exorbitant salaries and impractical terms. For the last few years the Caps have mostly been bystanders to the free agency frenzy, but with $12.7M in salary cap space, they’ll likely be a bit more active today.
I cut this video to discuss what might animate the Caps’ offseason strategy: where they stand as a franchise, what holes they need to fill, and where the problems are not.
We’ll have an open thread up at noon today. It should be an interesting day.
And because I know one of you will screenshot it, here’s me doing that weird face.
Sources: NHL, Behind The Net, Hockey Analytics