George McPhee just got snubbed for the GM of the Year Award, but he's not sulking about it: He's taking action! That action, in this case, is informing last year's trade deadline acquisitions, Joe Corvo and Scott Walker, that they won't be re-signed this offseason:
"They were great, but we can only carry 23 when the season starts," McPhee said.
Corvo finished the playoffs with a goal and an assist and a plus/minus of minus-2. The veteran had two goals and four assists and a minus-4 rating in 18 regular season games.
Walker, meantime, suited up for just one game in the playoffs and did not record a point. He played in nine games during the regular season because of injury and finished with two goals and an assist.
Actually, I suppose you could construe that he actually is sulking about it by cutting unsuccessful players, but let's not go that route.
Corvo and Walker, two veterans that were supposed to add the "grittiness" that the Caps were lacking, were acquired for a grand total of Brian Pothier, prospect Oskar Osala, a second-round pick and a seventh-round pick. The Caps will probably be in the market for some new, grittier vets this offseason.