Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Eminger, Sudsy sign on the dotted line

Per the team, the Capitals have re-signed defenseman Steve Eminger and center Brian Sutherby. Financial terms were not disclosed. Both are one year deals.

Eminger has shown flashes of offensive ability in his time in DC, but has been maddeningly inconsistent throughout the last two seasons. Hopefully, a veteran presence on the back line will help him mature into a legitimate, consistent top six NHL defenseman.

Sutherby, as we have noted before, has displayed grit, determination, and a chin of absolute granite in his time here in DC. While not what one would call an offensive powerhouse (21G, 26A in 2 seasons) he has always been willing to stand up for his teammates through physical play and, when the situation demanded it, his willingness to drop the gloves and get down to business.

It's likely that both will be in DC to start the season, but if the right offer comes along, one or both might be available, since both are young players whose contracts ($ not disclosed) are probably very reasonable.

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