Well that was painless.
Tomas Fleischmann signed with the Capitals last night, avoiding salary arbitration, which had been scheduled for today. Fleischmann signed a one-year deal worth $2.6 million right around the mark his agent had been looking for. It will be intriguing to see what position Flash starts the season at.
The move leaves the Capitals with $5,955,705 left in cap space. They also have three extra roster spots, meaning the Caps may go out and add another free agent or two. Caps like Eric Belanger and Brendan Morrison are still available, as are defensemen Andy Sutton and Willie Mitchell.
Take a peek at the Winter Classic logos unveiled yesterday at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.
Meanwhile as the Winter Classic hype gripped the NHL world yesterday. Max Talbot decided to throw in his two cents on how he felt about OV. He called Ovechkin a “douche.” All we can say is that before Talbot starts pointing fingers, he need only look down the bench at the guy wearing #87.
It’s been a year of Caps blogging for Russian Machine Never Breaks. They have quickly soared to the tip-top of Caps bloggers, and we wish them well. Here are the highlights and lowlights as they reach their one-year anniversary.
And on an non-sports note, our namesake, the rock group Kings of Leon, cut short a show at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis after a flock of pigeons infesting the venue decided to take a collective dump on the band members. That’s right, they crapped all over them.
There were plenty of coincidences here that lead us at Kings of Leonsis to believe we are destined for greatness. First off, the Caps play in the Verizon Center, which just was accused of being the dirtiest arena in sports complete with mouse poop. We cover the Caps and are named after a band who just had to deal with bird poop at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. I think that it is safe to say that a world tour is near for Kings of Leonsis. It’s happening soon.