Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Pre-Free Agency Countdown

As hockey fans across North America anxiously count down the hours until the NHL's Free Agency period officially starts in less than 24 hours, Caps' GM George McPhee says not to expect any "big moves" by the team. The wiley mastermind behind the rebuild of this young and uber-talented team has pretty much said the same thing the last three years. For a very funny interpretation of  "GMGM speak", you have to visit the Peerless today for some hilarious interpretation of the mysterious GM's quotes.

And here are some other bits of recommended reading as we wait to see what moves (if any) the team will make:

-Your Capitals Free Agency Manifesto courtesy of Storming the Crease

- A very insightful 2010 Free Agency Primer from the very knowledgeable peeps over at Japer's Rink gives a very thorough run down of where the team stands as of today in terms of cap money, needs analysis and potential targets.

On a totally unrelated note, Hockey Mom is well aware that there are some wacky hockey parents out there - I'm sure some people might count me among them (*sly wink*).  But really people, these parents take the cake. Check out this article from Puck Daddy about a Toronto family who are suing a youth hockey league for cutting their sons from the team during tryouts. For $25,000 smackers mind you! Are you kidding me? What's next, suing the school system for a bad grade? Way to teach your kids some life lessons. I know it's hard and to not make a team, but it's just the first one of many of life's disappointments that everyone has to deal with at one time or another. Like not getting the prom date, or not getting the job, the list is endless. As long as the kids tried their hardest, there's always a teachable moment in there somewhere. Apparently not for these folks...I'm speechless, and that doesn't happen often.

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