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Lighthouse Hockey Jul 6, 2016

Jason Chimera on SiriusXM: Free agency, drawn to the Islanders, where the Capitals fell short

The 37-year-old discusses what drew him to a two-year contract as he nears his 1000th NHL game. New signing Jason Chimera was on the NHL's SiriusXM satellite radio channel morning show this morning to discuss the free agency process and how he chose the New York Islanders after seven seasons with the Washington Capitals. As you've likely heard in other media after the signing, Chimera said he had several offers on the table but selected the Isles' two-year contract offer for a few reasons (insert "yeah, 4.5 MILLION reasons" quip here). He swatted away the much media-hyped but never sourced...
Lighthouse Hockey Jul 1, 2016

An Analytic Take: Jason Chimera is a downgrade on Matt Martin

A quick analytic take on Jason Chimera suggests the Isles downgraded on Matt Martin by signing him. ownthepuck Credit: Ownthepuck.blogspot.com, Domenic Galamini The Islanders entered today with three holes in their forward corps - two in the top six, and on the fourth line with the loss of Matt Martin.  To fill the fourth line hole, the Isles signed Jason Chimera for two years at $2.25 Million.  That's not cheap for a fourth liner.  Unfortunately, the Isles may have actually downgraded despite spending more. As the chart above shows, Chimera is a different type of...
Lighthouse Hockey Jul 1, 2016

Capital Gain? Islanders sign F Jason Chimera to two-year deal

Character! (and some goals) The free agent spree continued for the New York Islanders, signing forward Jason Chimera less than an hour after inking Andrew Ladd. The second deal was cheaper and for fewer years. Chimera, late of the Capitals, signs for two seasons at $2.25 million AAV ($4.5 million overall). He'll likely be Matt Martin's replacement on the fourth line and probably for less money than Martin will make (as of this writing, Martin remains unsigned). Chimera has 20, 7 and 15 goals in each of the last three years, so he brings more pop to the lineup than Martin has. However, his...
On the Forecheck Jun 29, 2016

Instant Reaction: Weber Traded for Subban

David Poile has mastered the hockey trade. Are you ready for the hottest of takes? Here goes: David Poile is the best GM in the NHL when it comes to "hockey trades". Ryan Johansen for Seth Jones? Both sides will win that. James Neal for Patric Hornqvist? Both sides benefitted (Nick Spaling, sorry sir). Then you have Calle Jarnkrok and a 2nd (Jack Dougherty) for a few months of David Legwand, and Filip Forsberg for Martin Erat and Michael Latta... and you know how those stories ended. Today is a whole new chapter. Let's take a moment to talk about Shea Weber. Very rarely is the face of a...
CSN Washington Jun 29, 2016

Chimera still waiting for offer from Capitals

With the NHL’s free agent frenzy just two days away – contract signings can begin at noon on Friday – Jason Chimera’s future with the
CSN Washington Jun 29, 2016

Caps hoping changes made to prospect camp pays off in long run

The Capitals are trying to build a bond with their prospects during the offseason development camp instead of wearing them down before they get a chance to shine.

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