Thursday, July 15, 2010

Caps/Bears 2010-2011

I meant to post this a while ago...whoops!

So earlier this month via Twitter: "TarikElBashir Asked if the Caps are "done" as far as free agent shopping, GM George McPhee nodded and said, "Yes."'

Ok, let's see where this puts us!

Gains:

Since I previously posted some information about the first couple guys, I'll just post their mugs on this entry.

Evgeny Kuzentsov - Center / Right Wing
2010 NHL Entry Draft - 1st Round (26th Overall)


Stanislav Galiev - Right Wing
2010 NHL Entry Draft / 3rd Round (86th Overall)

Philipp Grubauer - Goaltender
2010 NHL Entry Draft / 4th Round (112th Overall)

Caleb Herbert - Forward
2010 NHL Entry Draft - 5th Round (142nd Overall)

Sam Carrier - Defenseman
2010 NHL Entry Draft / 6th Round (176th Overall)

Dany Sabourin (Goaltender)(1 year deal)
Unrestricted free agent
Born: September 2, 1980
Hometown: Val-d'Or, QC, CAN
Height: 6'4''
Weight: 200 lbs
Former teams: Boston Bruins, Vancouver Canucks, Pittsburgh Penguins, Calgary Flames

via hersheybears.com:
"The Washington Capitals have signed unrestricted free agent goaltender Dany Sabourin to a one-year contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

A 6'4", 200-pound native of Val-d'Or, Quebec, Sabourin (SA-boo-rihn) is a 10-year professional who has played 57 NHL games for Calgary, Pittsburgh and Vancouver. He spent 2009-10 with the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL), posting a 28-27-0 record in 56 appearances with a 2.67 goals-against average, a .915 save percentage and three shutouts. He finished third in the AHL in saves (1,579), fourth in minutes (3,278) and tied for sixth in wins.

Sabourin, who will turn 30 on Sept. 2, played 43 games in the NHL in 2007-08 and '08-09 while with the Penguins, posting a 16-17-3 record in that time. This season marked the first time since the 2004-05 work stoppage that he didn't play at least one game at the NHL level. He was named the AHL's top goaltender in 2005-06 when he led the league with a 2.26 goals-against average with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

Sabourin was originally a fourth-round choice, 108th overall, of Calgary in the 1998 NHL Draft."

Welcome Back!

Brian Willsie - Right Wing (1 year two way contract)
Hershey Bears

Born: March 16, 1978
Hometown: London, ON, CAN
Height: 6'1''
Weight: 202 lbs
Former Teams: Los Angeles Kings, Colorado Avalanche, Hershey Bears


Lawrence Nycholat - Defenseman
Hershey Bears
Born: May 7, 1979
Hometown: Calgary, AB, CAN
Height: 6'0''
Weight: 192 lbs
Former teams: Hershey Bears, Manitoba Moose, New York Rangers, Washington Capitals, Vancouver Canucks, Ottawa Senators and Colorado Avalanche

Member of the 2006 Calder Cup Champion Hershey Bears, Nycholat is back.

Via hersheybears.com: "He skated in 73 regular season games for the BEARS in 2005-06, scoring 13 goals and recording 57 points. Nycholat also notched 14 points in 16 postseason games, helping the Chocolate and White win the 2006 title.

Nycholat, 31, has 50 games of NHL experience with the New York Rangers, Washington Capitals,Vancouver Canucks, Ottawa Senators and Colorado Avalanche. He played in 18 games for the Capitals in 2006-07, scoring two goals and assisting on six others, and played five games with Colorado during the 2008-09 campaign.

Most recently, Nycholat played with the Manitoba Moose in 2009-10, scoring five goals and assisted on 17 others in just 37 games played. He ranks 30th all-time in BEARS history in points by a defenseman, posting the ninth-best single season point total by a rearguard in 2005-06.

"Lawrence proved to us long ago that he's a winner in every sense of the word" said BEARS President/GM Doug Yingst. "We are very pleased to have his leadership and playmaking abilities back with our club."


Re-signing:

Boyd Gordon (Center)
Born: October 19, 1983
Hometown: Unity, SK CAN
Height: 6'0''
Weight: 198 lbs
2009-10 Stats:
GP: 36
Goals: 4
Assists: 6
Points: 10
PIM: 12

Jeff Schultz (Defense)
Born: February 25, 1986
Hometown: Calgary, AB, CAN
Height: 6'6''
Weight: 230 lbs
2009-10 Stats:
GP: 73
Goals: 3
Assists: 20
Points: 23
PIM: 32

Eric Fehr
Born: September 7, 1985
Hometown: Winkler, MB, CAN
Height: 6'4''
Weight: 204 lbs
2009-10 Stats:
GP: 69
Goals: 21
Assists: 18
Points: 39
PIM: 24


Signings (Hershey Bears):
Jay Beagle - Center (2 year)
Born: October 16, 1985
Hometown: Calgary, AB, CAN
Height: 6'3''
Weight: 200 lbs
2009-10 Stats (AHL):
GP: 66
Goals: 16
Assists: 19
Points: 35
PIM: 25

Patrick McNeill - Defenseman (2 year)
Born: March 17, 1987
Hometown: Strathroy, ON, CAN
Height: 6'1''
Weight: 200 lbs
2009-10 Stats:
GP: 62
Goals: 8
Assists: 27
Points: 35
PIM: 36

Zach Miskovic - Defenseman (2 year)
Born: May 8, 1985
Hometown: River Forest, IL, USA
Height: 6'1''
Weight: 185 lbs
2009-10 Stats:
GP: 59
Goals: 6
Assists: 20
Points: 26
PIM: 25

Andrew Gordon - Right Wing (1 year pact)
Born: December 13, 1985
Hometown: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Height: 5'11''
Weight: 180 lbs
2009-10 Stats (AHL):
GP: 79
Goals: 13
Assists: 7
Points: 20
PIM: 2

Andrew Joudrey - Center (1 year)
Born: July 15, 1984
Hometown: Bedford, NS, CAN
Height: 5'11''
Weight: 185 lbs
2009-10 Stats:
GP: 78
Goals: 15
Assists: 19
Points: 34
PIM: 11

Kyle Greentree - Left Wing (2 years)
Born: November 15, 1983
Hometown: Victoria, BC, CAN
Height: 6'3''
Weight: 200 lbs
2009-10 Stats (Rockford IceHogs):
GP: 64
Goals: 25
Assists: 20
Points: 45
PIM: 57

Brian Fahey - Defenseman (2 years)
Born: March 2, 1981
Hometown: Glenview, IL, USA
Height: 6'1''
Weight: 200 lbs
2009-10 Stats (Lake Erie Monsters):
GP: 71
Goals: 11
Assists: 14
Points: 25
PIM: 97




Losses:
Milan Jurcina
Kyle Wilson (Forward) - Springfield Falcons / Columbus Blue Jackets - two-way contract
Alexandre Giroux (Left Wing) - Edmonton Oilers
Greg Amadio (Defenseman) - Grand Rapids Griffins
Jason Bacashihua (Goaltender) - Colorado Avalanche
Chris Bourque ????/ - KHL
Joe Corvo - Carolina Hurricanes

Saturday, July 3, 2010

NHL Free Agency

So far we've lost 4 and gained 1. Hopefully more on the way!

Goodbye Milan Jurcina, Kyle Wilson, Alexandre Giroux, Jason Bacashihua

Hello Dany Sabourin