Friday, July 8, 2011

Caps Need Cap Space

CSNWashington reported today the Washington Capitals have traded right wing Eric Fehr to the Winnepeg Jets. In return the Capitals acquire a fourth round pick in 2012 and minor leaguer Danick Paquette.

The franchise came into today $1.8 million above the salary cap. This move freed up $2.2 million in cap room.

This is just another move in which the Capitals have unloaded big name players from their roster. Just last month the team parted ways with Semyon Varlamov, Boyd Gordon, and also Jason Arnott. They have acquired the likes of Troy Brouwer and Joel Ward as well as a number of upcoming draft picks.