Now most of these players will be free agents anyway. They’ll either be old or unaffordable or close to retiring. In our first one you see on this slide it won’t be much of a shock to you.
But as the slides go on the names will get more jaw dropping, I promise. Anyway let’s begin this always fun exercise.
#5 Carl Hagelin
This shouldn’t surprise anybody. Carl Hagelin spent the entire season on long term injured reserve and it’s unlikely the Caps will bring back the veteran as the team tries to get younger. He took a stick to the eye in practice a year ago and hasn’t played since.
Hagelin had a cap hit of $2.75 million and I just don’t see the Caps spending that much for a player that’s 34. But he had one hell of a career and it was fun to have him in Washington.
Hagelin got a lot of heat on offense but he was well known for his defense and penalty kill.