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Nicklas Backstrom Re-Signs

5/17/2010 11:03:17 AM
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UnitedSkins
5/17/2010 11:03:17 AM

Nicklas Backstrom and the Caps have reportedly agreed to a 10 year contract worth 67 million dollars.

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MIlitaryRD
5/17/2010 11:26:20 AM

Awesome.

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laxislife13
5/17/2010 2:54:42 PM

great move by a great franchise

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UnitedSkins
5/17/2010 3:09:28 PM

At the press conference, the Capitals also officially introduced Marcus Johansson, their first round draft choice of a year ago who spent last year in the Swedish league. He should make the roster without much difficulty.

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DeMathaStags09
5/17/2010 3:33:00 PM

Great decision by the Caps, now let's lock up Semin to a long deal and we will have the young guns all locked up for quite some time.

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UnitedSkins
5/17/2010 4:02:21 PM

Semin is locked up for next season. If he can't get his act together in the playoffs next year, then he can kick rocks. It was smart to only resign him for one year.

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MikeSellers45
5/17/2010 4:05:58 PM

So we're gonna be stacked at Center next year.  Niklas, Bellanger, and now the young dude.

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DeMathaStags09
5/17/2010 6:17:13 PM

I mean I know he got the one year extension this year, but we still need to give him a longer contract. The man played great during the season and just because he had a bad postseason this year doesn't mean we shouldn't resign him for a longer deal. Green didn't play great last year but he still got a pretty good length of a deal. Semin is a good player and he will prove to be for years to come.

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Metro90
5/17/2010 6:39:41 PM

Couldn't ask for two better players in Ovi and Backstrom...Backstrom was flat out phenominal this year...he's what 22 or 23 and broke 100 points? Good things to come...I didn't think they would win this year, but very dissappointed in them going out to the Habs...shit happens...we will win a cup in the next 6 years...Ovi is one of the greats and they all have one thing in commen...they win a Stanley Cup!

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george92
5/17/2010 10:42:54 PM

semin may be too expensive to sign to a long term deal. caps may ship him off before next year is done so they get something for him instead of losing him in free agency

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UnitedSkins
5/17/2010 11:02:37 PM

One other thing: this contract basically guarantees that Jose Theodore will not be with the Caps next year. Only way he stays is if he's willing to take a HUGE paycut.

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fireb419
5/17/2010 11:14:34 PM

It's ok about Jose though. I love him, but he'll probably just get benched for Varlamov once the playoffs start anyway