Caps GM may cut minor-league teams

March 29, 1993

Washington Capitals general manager David Poile said yesterday it might be time to cut the team's minor-league program in half.

Poile said the team will lose two players in the expansion draft, has a number of minor-league players whose contracts won't be renewed, and face a thinner college draft because more teams will be drafting.

"I haven't made any final decisions," he said. "But I'm thinking along those lines."

Poile said he hopes to decide sometime this week about whether to keep the Capitals associated with the Skipjacks, who are moving to Portland, Maine, or to share another American Hockey League franchise with another NHL club.

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