Word has been quietly going around regarding meetings between Capitals officials and Blues officials. The reported talk is centered around G Jimmy Howard. The price is reportedly quite high, but the Blues appear to have the ammunition to make the Capitals an offer that would make them consider Howard's future for the team before ever playing his first regular season game for them. The Capitals are in the midst of a quiet rebuild while still trying to generate enough to sneak into the playoffs on a yearly basis and are looking to reinforce their prospect pool with solid defenders. Stay tuned for more details in the coming days.