Breaking down all of next years free agents of Capitals

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The Washington Capitals are pretty much set when it comes to free agent shopping. Now they are eying the trade market but as Mike Vogel noted in his story the other day, they’ve been unable to pull one off.

But with all the re signings complete let’s break down the Caps free agent class of 2024.

Max Pacioretty: He was brought on as a high risk with two straight achilles injuries that sidelined him to only six games last season, but if he recovers, plays long enough to get that performance bonus and thrive, it’s a high reward. He’s going to be an unrestricted free agent.

Joel Edmundson: He was brought on to be a newer and more athletic Matt Irwin. The fact Montreal retained 50 percent of his salary could help the Caps down the line. He’s gong to be a UFA.

Rasmus Sandin: I’m very excited to see what this guy can do. The Caps have a reputation for re signing their restricted free agents nine times out of 10 and a good full season of Sandin could help the 23 year old get a good payday.

Anthony Mantha: He’s a UFA entering next summer. Will he still be on the Caps at the start of training camp remains to be seen.

Nicolas Aube Kubel: Picked up off waivers, he’s a quality fourth liner and a good bottom six. UFA in summer 2024.

Tom Wilson: Last but simply not least is the untouchable. At least if I was Brian MacLellan I’d make him untouchable for other teams.

The Caps can do an extension to any of their potential UFA’s as early as now including Tom Wilson. Will Wilson get an extension before the season is the question?

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I don’t think that’s the priority for the Caps right now. It’s to find a power play specialist to round out Spencer Carbery’s staff and make a trade to improve the top six. But the trade market has not been kind.