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Capitals sign Braden Holtby to 2-year extension

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12:55 PM ET 02.25 | The Washington Capitals have signed goaltender Braden Holtby to a two-year contract extension, with the team having settled on the young netminder as the starter in goal for the time being. Holtby and Michael Neuvirth, both set to become RFAs this summer, have struggled to start the season as the Capitals fight to pull out of the basement of the Eastern Conference. On the season, Holtby has a 3.37 goals-against average and .896 save percentage; for his career, Holtby has collected a 2.51 GAA and .916 save percentage in 32 games overall.

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February 25, 2013  01:11 PM ET

I think it's a good move. While not a great start this year, it's not entirely his fault. The team has been playing poorly in front of him and putting themselves in a hole constantly with stupid penalties (5 in the third period alone in NJ last Thursday). Their shot at making the playoffs this year is marginal at best. But I think Holtby has a great career in front of him. His career numbers (admittedly very small number of games) aren't bad at all and he's still a young guy.

February 25, 2013  01:19 PM ET

Call up that guy from the Bears. He'll do the job for the Caps. The little #&%*^$%#% so and so that he is. :)

February 25, 2013  01:30 PM ET
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The little #&%*^$%#% so and so that he is. :)

How do you really feel? ;)

February 25, 2013  01:31 PM ET

So the Loubot must have declined the Capital option ?

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February 25, 2013  01:34 PM ET
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How do you really feel? ;)

With my hands.

February 25, 2013  01:34 PM ET

nothing says <you deserve a raise> quite like being one spot removed from the cellar (and playing in a horrible division, on top of it).

February 25, 2013  01:37 PM ET
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With my hands.

Quit sitting on them they're going numb when you type:)

February 25, 2013  01:39 PM ET
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I guess that means Luongo's going there then eh.

Stuck in Vancouver it seems.

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February 25, 2013  02:00 PM ET
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Right now, he's still standing on the ice in Detroit saying "WTF just happened?!"

I actually kinda felt sorry for him...it was like "if it wasn't for bad bounces he wouldn't have gotten any"..type day for him

February 25, 2013  02:01 PM ET
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Right now, he's still standing on the ice in Detroit saying "WTF just happened?!"

I DO know that somewhere Hank was smiling tho!!!!

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February 25, 2013  02:40 PM ET
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nothing says <you deserve a raise> quite like being one spot removed from the cellar (and playing in a horrible division, on top of it).

I like this....

February 25, 2013  03:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I think it's a good move. While not a great start this year, it's not entirely his fault. The team has been playing poorly in front of him and putting themselves in a hole constantly with stupid penalties (5 in the third period alone in NJ last Thursday). Their shot at making the playoffs this year is marginal at best. But I think Holtby has a great career in front of him. His career numbers (admittedly very small number of games) aren't bad at all and he's still a young guy.

It's the correct move for sure. Slappy - if the Caps go 3 for 3 this week they will be pretty uch even with Carolna and Tampa. Still a lot of hockey to play. Remember how the Caps fans cried wolf two months before the ed of the regular season last year? They have plenty of time and opportunites

February 25, 2013  03:41 PM ET
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I actually kinda felt sorry for him...it was like "if it wasn't for bad bounces he wouldn't have gotten any"..type day for him

It was nice these last two games to see the Wings play like they were'nt stuck in the mud.

February 25, 2013  03:43 PM ET

*were not*

February 25, 2013  03:47 PM ET
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nothing says <you deserve a raise> quite like being one spot removed from the cellar (and playing in a horrible division, on top of it).

for sure

 
February 25, 2013  04:01 PM ET

Picking the lesser of two evils?

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