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Capitals and Huet seem to be on same page

From Tarik El-Bashir of the Washington Post:

Stephen Bartlett, the agent for goalie Cristobal Huet, said he’s “impressed” with the way the Caps have handled discussions on an extension for his client. But he was also quick to add that there’s plenty of hard work left to be done — work that could begin this weekend at the NHL Entry Draft in Ottawa, where he expects to meet with General Manager George McPhee.

I’m also hearing that Huet has a real estate agent looking for a home in the area. Bartlett could not confirm that, and he also declined to discuss the specifics of his talks with the team. But he did indicate that Huet is seeking a three-year deal, which I think would be the ideal term for the Caps. So the hang up, if there is one, looks like it’s going to be money.

Read the entire entry from Capitals Insider here.

Both sides appear willing to come to an agreement. The Capitals clearly need a starting netminder and Huet played very well for them after being acquired from the Habs at the trade deadline last season. Huet also seems happy with the team and prospects of winning in Washington. When you hear both sides sound so positive about negotiations, they generally come to an agreement fairly quickly.