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Traded Perreault: 'I know I was the target'

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07:30 AM ET 09.30 | Coming out of the weekend, courtesy a Mathieu Perreault trade, the Capitals appear to have set their roster for the start of the season. Perreault, 25, spent his entire professional career in the Capitals organization but there were signs he might be edged out of the lineup during training camp as Coach Adam Oates experimented with first Eric Fehr and then Martin Erat at center. "I was trying to figure out what was going on, just like everybody else seeing all the guys in the middle, and when you look back at it, they had to make room on the cap space for some of the new guys they liked," Perreault said. ... "With me being just a little over a million on the cap I know I was the target. I've told them before I want to play and they didn't want to have me be on the bench or in the stands anymore."

The Washington Post

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September 30, 2013  08:49 AM ET

All about the $$$ situation of the Caps. Same with every NHL team, right?

September 30, 2013  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

All about the $$$ situation of the Caps. Same with every NHL team, right?

+1

September 30, 2013  09:45 AM ET

I dunno. It said his cap hit was a little over a million. That's is the real world equivalent of pinching pennies.

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September 30, 2013  10:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I dunno. It said his cap hit was a little over a million. That's is the real world equivalent of pinching pennies.

A little over a million is a little over a million on anybody's world. I don't think he'll be going bare foot or dining at Taco Bell wishing it was KFC.

September 30, 2013  10:34 AM ET

sounds fair....he wants to play, no room at C, Caps need $ space......

September 30, 2013  11:15 AM ET
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I do not know who this is.

The fact that he has no hyperlink indicates the interns don't either.

September 30, 2013  11:29 AM ET

Sorry to see him leave. Good kid. Gives effort. But, I think they made the right decision.

September 30, 2013  11:32 AM ET

He'll cry all the way to the beach everyday. Not much of a scorer anyway, 33 goals in 159 games.

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September 30, 2013  03:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Mail it in Mondays.

Taco Tuesdays

September 30, 2013  04:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Taco Tuesdays

And what day is it Wednesday.

September 30, 2013  04:49 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

And what day is it Wednesday.

hahahah

Hump Day

September 30, 2013  07:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I think that makes him a better scorer then Helm.....

Helm is young enough to still have potential, as young as Perreault is, like Roy Orbison sang ''it's Over"

October 1, 2013  03:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

And what day is it Wednesday.

(In Red Foreman's voice): "****!!"

October 1, 2013  03:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

(In Red Foreman's voice): "****!!"

i guess FN has something against the word d.umb.a.ss lol

 
October 2, 2013  03:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Sorry to see him leave. Good kid. Gives effort. But, I think they made the right decision.

Agree all around. I liked him a lot, good hustle and very quick.

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