Monday, August 27, 2007

Caps re-sign Erskine

The Caps secured a bit more toughness for the blueline today, re-signing veteran defenseman and general badass John Erskine to a two year deal. While most defensemen on the Caps roster fit well into the mold of the "new NHL," Erskine is a tough, strong, physical defenseman more reminiscent of the prototypical mid 90s banger. And that's a good thing.

As we've stated time and again, the Capitals need a physical presence to keep opposing offenses honest. Erskine handled that role well until injuries derailed his season. We expect bigger and better things from Big John Studd this coming year.

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