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Old 07-01-2007, 02:31 PM
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Caps Sign Tom Poti to Four-Year Deal

ARLINGTON, Va. - The Washington Capitals have signed free agent defenseman Tom Poti (POH-tee) to a four-year contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.

Poti, 30, is entering his 10th professional season and coming off a 44-point campaign with the New York Islanders. The 6'3", 210-pound native of Worcester, Mass., has played 594 career games for the Islanders, New York Rangers and Edmonton Oilers, compiling 58 goals and 194 assists (252 points). Poti played in the 2003 NHL All-Star Game and was a member of the 1998-99 NHL All-Rookie Team.

Poti had six goals and a career-high 38 assists in 78 games last season, including six goals and 26 assists on the power play. His 32 power-play points ranked 11th among NHL defensemen. He led the Islanders with an average of 25:42 of ice time (11th in the league) and finished 14th in the NHL with 170 blocked shots. Poti was first on the Islanders in assists, eighth in points, sixth in power-play goals and fourth in penalty minutes (74), and added three assists in five playoff games. His 44 points marked his second-best offensive season in the NHL, just shy of the career-high 48 points he had for the Rangers in 2002-03.

Poti has extensive USA Hockey experience as well, having represented the United States in the 2002 Olympic Games (silver medal), the 1997 World Junior Championship (silver medal) and the 1996 World Junior Championship.

A third-round draft pick of Edmonton in 1996, Poti made the Oilers in 1998-99 after two standout seasons at Boston University, where he was named a first-team all-American and a first-team All-Hockey East selection in 1997-98. He was a member of the 1997 NCAA All-Tournament Team as a freshman.
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Old 07-01-2007, 02:51 PM
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seems kinda expensive for him, but the caps have cap room, could be the beginning of bigger things for the Caps.. and those fugly new jerseys.
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Old 07-01-2007, 02:52 PM
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Poti is not even close to worth that much
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Old 07-01-2007, 03:01 PM
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I don't like this signing
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Old 07-01-2007, 03:14 PM
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this pretty much means that erskine is def not gonna be in the line up come the start of the season unless the caps make a move to get rid of some of are defence.
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Old 07-01-2007, 03:35 PM
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I don't like this signing
I think it is a lot of money but he played well for the Islanders last year. Good QB on the power play. Ovechkin will like him.
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Old 07-01-2007, 03:42 PM
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I think it's a good move, IMO. Gives the Caps two good PP men(him and Pothier on the points).
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Old 07-01-2007, 03:46 PM
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I think it is a lot of money but he played well for the Islanders last year. Good QB on the power play. Ovechkin will like him.
Yea he is not a bad player, but 4 years i a long time and he is already past his 30's.
We'll see how things will end
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Old 07-01-2007, 04:03 PM
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The Caps could use a blueliner like Poti, but they are committing a lot of cash for a long time to the guy. We'll see how he works out. He wasn't as bad in his own zone on the Islanders as he was for the Rags.
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Old 07-01-2007, 04:34 PM
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I understand that Ovechkin needs someone to get the puck up to him...but this seems like a lot of money for a guy like Poti...
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Old 07-01-2007, 05:37 PM
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this pretty much means that erskine is def not gonna be in the line up come the start of the season unless the caps make a move to get rid of some of are defence.
Muir and Heward gone?

Great, they overpaid for this sasquash and his tennis ball stick knob.... don't screw the pooch this year McPhee let's get some people who can put the puck in the net!
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Old 07-01-2007, 06:03 PM
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this pretty much means that erskine is def not gonna be in the line up come the start of the season unless the caps make a move to get rid of some of are defence.
they gave Erskine a qualifying offer so he will at least be the 7th d-man.
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Old 07-01-2007, 06:09 PM
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LMAO... I see the GMs are really sticking to their guns NOT... what an absolute joke this NHL.
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Old 07-01-2007, 06:39 PM
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WOW...too much for him. This is beginning to be a joke
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Old 07-01-2007, 08:01 PM
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now they need a goalie
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