Jan 7, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Phoenix Coyotes left wing Paul Bissonnette (12) and Calgary Flames defenseman Chris Butler (44) battle for the puck during the third period at Jobing.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Capitals interested in Paul Bissonnette

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The Washington Capitals are in need of a franchise turnaround at this point, as the last few seasons have been brutal for fans to watch as a superbly talented team has been floundering in it’s own waste as the best years of Alex Ovechkin’s career are being squandered away.

But that could all change with some free agent signings that help this new coaching and general manager regime get off to a hot start with a team that a lot of people are looking at as a potential Stanley Cup contenders. According to the Washington Post, the Capitals could be in on free agent veteran Paul Bissonnette.

Among the winnowing pool of unrestricted free agents still seeking deals, former Arizona winger Paul Bissonnette has been fielding interest of varying levels from roughly “five to six teams,” his agent said, including the Washington Capitals.

Bissonnette wasn’t part of the free agent class that got swept up in the initial push on the first day of eligibility but that doesn’t mean he’s not worth signing. The Caps need to get better now, as the failures of the last regime are still too bitter in the mouths of fans and the return to glory needs to happen this season in order for the Capitals to stop being the joke they are and start being the Stanley Cup contenders they should be.

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