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The elation following a Stanley Cup championship was not enough for the Capitals and Barry Trotz to reach a new deal. Fun is temporary. Business is constant. | By Brian McNally

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Nationals

There is no reason to wait when a need is present. Mike Rizzo knows this, so he moved Monday to acquire All-Star reliever Kelvin Herrera for three prospects.

By Todd Dybas | At Nationals Park

Wizards

The Wizards made numerous moves last season to minimize how deep into the luxury tax they went. Leading up to this week’s draft, they are looking at options with their first-round pick to help them get out from under one of their bloated deals.

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Redskins

Indiana’s Simmie Cobbs Jr. joined a handful of undrafted free agent wide receivers in Redskins camp. He has the frame and a chance to make it. Cobbs Jr. also has a long ways to go.

By Ben Portnoy | At Redskins Park

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His failure in the leadoff spot was emblematic of the biggest concern: his selectivity as a 25-year-old slugger.

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Signing Ovechkin to a 13-year contract was a massive risk at the time. Unlike most long-term deals, it has paid off.

Grunfeld, Wall, Leonsis

News of the deal came after the season. Why do the Wizards work so hard to keep Grunfeld’s contract status under wraps?

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