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Caps extension pays backup goalie more than starter

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11:09 AM ET 04.27 | Caps GM George McPhee is doing his part to keep at least half of his goaltending tandem happy. The team announced they've signed current backup goalie Michal Neuvirth to a two-year extension worth $5 million. He'll cash in at $2.4 million next season and $2.6 million the following year. The deal is good for a cap hit of $2.5 million. He was due to be a restricted free agent this summer. What's curious about this extension is it puts Neuvirth ahead of current starter Braden Holtby on the salary list. Back in February, the Caps signed Holtby to a two-year, $3.7 million extension. His deal and Neuvirth's deal will expire after the 2014-15 season putting them in a competition for the starting job til then.

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April 27, 2013  11:30 AM ET

If I was Holtby I'd be on the phone to my agent.....

......to fire him!

April 27, 2013  11:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

For those of you requesting something new. :-)

April 27, 2013  11:41 AM ET
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For those of you requesting something new. :-)

Is it pageant or pissant?

April 27, 2013  11:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Is it pageant or pissant?

I haven't posted this in a while. It might help clear that up.

April 27, 2013  12:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

For those of you requesting something new. :-)

Even Queen for a Day got a wish.....

April 27, 2013  05:07 PM ET
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If I was Holtby I'd be on the phone to my agent...........to fire him!

Yep. And I'd have a phone to my other ear talking to prospective agents.

April 27, 2013  06:30 PM ET

You don't see that too often. The Caps are morons unless they plan on making Neuvirth the starter.

 
April 28, 2013  11:46 PM ET
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You don't see that too often. The Caps are morons unless they plan on making Neuvirth the starter.

LMAO. Stay cool. If Braden plays well enough to win two rounds, he'll get some big money. And Neuvirth isn't out of the running either. But he's had nagging injury problems for a few years now. Bottom line, Holtby is unlucky but the world will be right again IF he does well in the playoffs.

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