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08:25 AM ET 07.03 | When George McPhee looks at the riches burning a hole in his pocket, he doesn't have any great urge to spend it. [McPhee] was asked last week about how tempting it was to enter July 1 with $20.8 million in cap space, he raised a cautionary flag. "It's expensive to use it now," the Caps GM said. "If you do something, it's always more than the guy's worth. The question is how much more, and are you trying to trade him by November because he cost too much?" McPhee is apparently taking his own advice. ... But that does not necessarily mean McPhee is finished tinkering with his roster, which is in need of a top-six winger and a No. 4 or No. 5 defenseman. In fact, the Capitals could be quietly involved in trade talks for Anaheim's Bobby Ryan or Columbus' Rick Nash.

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July 3, 2012  08:43 AM ET

I'm actually surprised this is the first time I've heard the Capitals in the conversation. They'd be an excellent fit for either of those players.

July 3, 2012  08:43 AM ET

In fact, the Capitals could be quietly involved in trade talks for Anaheim's Bobby Ryan or Columbus' Rick Nash

but there's nothing in this article that says this is more than speculative codswallop.

July 3, 2012  08:45 AM ET

Regardless, nothing will happen til the Suter and Parise chips fall. Then others will start talking.

July 3, 2012  09:03 AM ET
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In fact, the Capitals could be quietly involved in trade talks for Anaheim's Bobby Ryan or Columbus' Rick Nashbut there's nothing in this article that says this is more than speculative codswallop.

No No No Spiny you are wrong they said, "In Fact" that means there is fact in there or why else would they say it? It's like saying, "With all due respect" you can say whatever you want after words with out ramifications.

July 3, 2012  09:05 AM ET

Nothing would be a surprise. Okay, if the Bruins acquired either player that would be a surprise.

July 3, 2012  09:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

They'd be an excellent fit for either of those players.

Have to agree on that one.

July 3, 2012  09:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

No No No Spiny you are wrong they said, "In Fact" that means there is fact in there or why else would they say it? It's like saying, "With all due respect" you can say whatever you want after words with out ramifications.

right. With as much political rubbish as I watch, I should understand the spinning better. My apologies

July 3, 2012  09:30 AM ET

The Caps GM said, "If you do something, it's always more than the guy's worth.

Too bad he figured that out after signing Joey Crabb.

July 3, 2012  09:31 AM ET

It'll be interesting. I like the fact that McPhee doesn't do all of his negotiating at a press conference or GM meeting. Quiet, behind the scenes, get it done and then announce it. Sort of the anti-Burke.

July 3, 2012  09:33 AM ET
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The Caps GM said, "If you do something, it's always more than the guy's worth.Too bad he figured that out after signing Joey Crabb.

Ahhhhh......................ye of little faith. Joey's in the running for the Hart Trophy now!

Well, maybe not. :-)

July 3, 2012  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

. Sort of the anti-Burke.

you mean intelligent, sober, well thought out direction?
But, I do remember McPhee being IRKED on several occasions

July 3, 2012  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I'm actually surprised this is the first time I've heard the Capitals in the conversation. They'd be an excellent fit for either of those players.

You never hear much about the Caps, because according to most threads every FA is going to the RedWings.

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July 3, 2012  09:47 AM ET
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You never hear much about the Caps, because according to most threads every FA is going to the RedWings.

I think the hire of Oates recently might help attract them (and some others) too.

July 3, 2012  09:57 AM ET
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I think the hire of Oates recently might help attract them (and some others) too.

(placing on tee for someone to swing)

What if they don't like Oates?

July 3, 2012  09:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I'm actually surprised this is the first time I've heard the Capitals in the conversation. They'd be an excellent fit for either of those players.

Nope. Bobby Ryan is coming to the Flyers after Parise signs elsewhere.

July 3, 2012  10:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

(placing on tee for someone to swing)What if they don't like Oates?

There's always Hall.

July 3, 2012  10:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

(placing on tee for someone to swing)What if they don't like Oates?

Probably not getting enough fiber

(placing a second tee)

July 3, 2012  10:08 AM ET
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Probably not getting enough fiber

(placing a second tee)

And not very regular

 
July 3, 2012  10:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

And not very regular

These are too simple. Almost like a coloning book.

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