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Report: Grabovski asking too much for Capitals

Jun 28, 2014, 1:00 AM EDT

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The Washington Capitals and pending unrestricted free agent Mikhail Grabovski appear on different sides when it comes to a dollar figure for a new contract.

Grabovski, 30, could be on the open market in a few days, after one season in Washington. He was a one-year deal worth $3 million with the Capitals, but struggled in the second half of the season, mostly because of injuries. Grabovski scored 13 times and had 35 points in 58 games.

He was the subject of a UFA of the Day feature prior to the NHL Draft.

But money appears to be a problem in these latest contract talks, as Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington reported via Twitter on Friday.

  1. Hard to BeLeaf - Jun 28, 2014 at 3:15 AM

    Grabovski thinking he’s better than he really is? I never thought I’d see the day!

  2. rsl22 - Jun 28, 2014 at 7:13 AM

    Ribiero wanted more than Caps were willing to pay as well.

  3. vbcaps - Jun 28, 2014 at 12:05 PM

    Hoping this is a good sign new caps GM isn’t going to overspend on players.

    However I would really like to have a healthy grabo on the caps

  4. kane987245 - Jun 28, 2014 at 1:09 PM

    They won’t sign him unless he lowers the price. At this point I am considering him and Ex-Cap because we all know he will not be lowering it by much any time soon.

  5. storminator16 - Jun 28, 2014 at 1:52 PM

    Someone will pay him what he wants. Caps loss, not his.

  6. 19to77 - Jun 28, 2014 at 2:38 PM

    Quick, everyone, try really hard to look surprised.

  7. pr0jecktpat - Jun 28, 2014 at 4:59 PM

    I liked it when we got Grabo on the Caps the first time around, but at this point I’m ok with him leaving. No point in wasting too much money on a guy who seems like he is just looking for a pay day. I can see now why Toronto fans had issues with him.

    The Caps need to save the money they would waste on him and spend it on a Dman, so this is a good move.

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