Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Caps Resign John Erskine

Yesterday the Capitals announced that John Erskine has agreed to a two year contract extension. The defenseman played in 29 games for the Caps last season scoring 1 goal and 6 assists for 7 points while racking up 69 penalty minutes. He's a ruff and tumble player who brought a lot of toughness to the team but broke his foot blocking a shot in mid-December. After missing 25 games he returned only to dislocate his thumb in an early March fight. He and Steve Eminger meshed very well at the beginning of the season when they were playing together. We'll look for John to keep all of his bones and joints intact this year because in my opinion he was one of the more fun players to watch. He fears no one and will drop the gloves when needed. He seems to relish in the old time fight style - lets hit each each in the face as hard as we can and see who can take it. That's great stuff!

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