- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 3, 2011

On the day an arbiter awarded Norris Trophy finalist Shea Weber $7.5 million, some brief discussion around Washington centered around a defenseman who was making $4.5 million and was not re-signed.

Scott Hannan never received an offer from the Capitals before July 1 and remains unsigned. His agent, Don Meehan, told The Washington Times in an email that he’s still working to secure an NHL deal for the veteran.

As for the posssibility of Hannan playing next season for the Caps, Meehan said flatly, “That won’t happen.”

General manager George McPhee went out and got Roman Hamrlik on July 1, signing him to a two-year deal worth a total of $7 million. That signing made it unlikely the Caps would bring back Hannan

• Stephen Whyno can be reached at swhyno@washingtontimes.com.

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