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Capitals Will Not Pursue Nabakov, Other Goalies

As expected, the first day of free agency in the NHL has been a quiet one for the Capitals.

General Manager George McPhee has stated his confidence in the Capitals' current goaltending situation:

"We're going with our young goaltenders," he said. "We actually think this is going to be good for both of them because there isn't going to be the pressure on either one of them to play 65 games. It's an opportunity for both of them to play more games at the NHL level without the pressure of trying to carry the team.

Nevertheless, those who have followed McPhee closely over the years understand that he plays his cards very close to the chest. It should come as no surprise, then, that Evgeni Nabokov's name has come up in speculation on the Caps perhaps adding a veteran goaltender to their roster.

Pierre LeBrun warns that will not be the case, echoing McPhee's stated sentiments:

For people wondering about Nabokov as an option in Wash, not likely. Caps source says they're playing the kids in goal

For more coverage of the Capitals during free agency, head to Japers' Rink.