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Christian Hanson signed by Caps, 1yr, $525k, 2way deal

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cw:
http://theahl.com/capitals-sign-hanson-p171662

http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/capitals-watch/2011/jul/11/caps-sign-christian-hanson-one-year-deal/


So the only way they materially could have out bid the Leafs was on his AHL pay.

Can8899:
Does he have a better shot at making the Caps 3rd or 4th line?  If so, that could have been a contributing factor as well. 

You never know what behind the scenes discussions go on as well.  Perhaps he was told that he was penciled in for the Marlies again next year and decided that he wanted to move on.

Nik:

I don't know. Maybe he was told by the Caps that if he outplayed other contenders for the 3rd or 4th line job he'd make the team.

Entropyinthecorner:
Maybe the Caps told him he could sit beside OVI in the locker room and that was better that sitting beside anyone in our locker room.  All in all no great loss.  His spot is easily filled.

cw:

--- Quote from: Kin on July 11, 2011, 11:23:29 AM ---
I don't know. Maybe he was told by the Caps that if he outplayed other contenders for the 3rd or 4th line job he'd make the team.

--- End quote ---

The Leafs probably told him the same thing. The difference being that at least with a new team, he starts fresh with people who haven't necessarily made up their minds as firmly or with guys ahead of him who had previously beaten him out of a spot. Of course AHL salary level might have factored into it as well.

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