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Topic - Paul Krepelka
It would have been easy for the Washington Capitals and John Carlson to agree to a short contract and move on. Similar situations with restricted free agents were resolved that way, including Karl Alzner last summer and Mathieu Perreault a couple of months ago.
Agent Paul Krepelka said Carlson's desire to sign for the long haul probably caused these negotiations to go on for a longer period of time than many expected.