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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Capitals Extend Jason Chimera

As first reported by Caps senior writer Mike Vogel, the Washington Capitals have signed left wing Jason Chimera to a two-year contract extension through the end of the 2013-14 season.  The deal has an annual cap hit of $1.75 million and will go into effect after this season.
Seriously, Mr. McPhee?  We are signing Jason Chimera, who was mediocre last season, to a contract extension during training camp?  What exactly has he done to earn this contract?
I was seriously hopeful that Chimmer would be allowed to walk after this season to free up cap room that Washington badly needs in order to attempt to re-sign Alexander Semin, Mike Green, and John Carlson, as well as sign Evgeny Kuznetsov to an entry-level deal.  This is almost $2 million gone in a player Washington does not need and has not proved to be valuable to the organization. Oy vey.

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