Less than a week into the National Hockey League offseason, Washington Capitals fans have an idea of how their offseason will shape up. General manager Brian MacLellan secured a key piece of the Caps’ roster Sunday afternoon when he re-signed Swedish forward Carl Hagelin to a contract extension worth $11 million over four years.
With the Washington Capitals’ unexpected first-round exit from the Stanley Cup Playoffs, general manager Brian MacLellan has some difficult decisions in front of him. The Capitals’ roster is a powder-keg of high-priced contracts, expiring contracts, and aging stars. Unfortunately, some of the Caps’ brightest young stars hold those expiring contracts, and MacLellan will most likely have to make some sacrifices to keep a championship-caliber team together.