Green re-signs with Caps
The Washington Capitals have agreed to terms with restricted free agent defenceman Mike Green.
Sources tell TSN it's a four year deal with an average annual salary of $5.25 million.
Call it the fear of an offer sheet.
Green and his agent used that possibility to extract what they could before July 1, but give him credit for not putting GM George McPhee even more over a barrel by waiting for one of the other 29 teams to get desperate enough to offer a deal and picks.
Green may be young and inexperienced, and still needs some work on his defensive game, but he is already an elite offensive blueliner and will continue to blossom over the next four years.
What Washington didn't manage to buy is any of his UFA years, meaning he could be in line for an even bigger payday in the future.
Still, a good move to lock him up. Cristobal Huet is next, and he's likely to get a similar deal.