Category Archives: Washington Capitals

Leafs deal Winnik, 5th rounder to Caps for Laich, Carrick, 2nd rounder

Leafs deal Winnik, 5th rounder to Caps for Laich, Carrick, 2nd rounder

If the Capitals make a move at the trade deadline, what would it be?

It’s more likely Washington is in the market for a depth defenseman. Brooks Orpik has missed 40 games with a lower-body bone injury, but he could be back in the lineup when the Capitals play the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday.

Hamhuis a fit in Washington?

Chuck Gormley of CSN Mid-Atlantic thinks the Capitals are in the market for a defenceman and that Vancouver Canucks rear guard Dan Hamhuis would be a good fit.

He mentions that Hamhuis is in the final year of his deal and would cost the Capitals a pro-rated $700 thousand against the cap for the remainder of the season.

Gormley wonders if the Capitals would part with their first round pick in the deal and if that would be enough of a return for the Canucks.

Will Caps make a trade before the deadline?

Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan has shown he is not afraid to pull the trigger on a big trade (Troy Brouwer, Pheonix Copley and a pick for T.J. Oshie) and I could see him going hard after Vancouver Canucks pending free agent Dan Hamhuis, who spent the first six years of his NHL career under Barry Trotz in Nashville. Now 33, Hamhuis is recovering from facial fractures suffered on a Dan Boyle shot he took to the jaw back in December.

Friedman: Capitals ‘All In,’ May Still Target Byfuglien

“Oh, I think they’re all in. They’ve pushed their chips on the table and they said, ‘Okay, we’re in.’

Dustin Byfuglien Update

Speaking of partial no-trade clauses, Dustin Byfuglien has one as well and, as of Tuesday afternoon, has not been asked to supply a list of teams. He might not ever have to if the Winnipeg Jets end up re-signing the pending UFA star blueliner. I don’t think there’s any way Byfuglien signs for any less than five years in length, so I believe the internal debate for Winnipeg is whether it’s comfortable with that term or not. Byfuglien turns 31 on March 27.

Are the Caps interested in Dustin Byfuglien?

According to TSN’s Elliotte Friedman, the Caps at least have interest in a big name defenseman to take his place. In his 30 Thoughts column, Friedman writes, “With Brooks Orpik’s health situation uncertain, a couple of sources indicated to check Washington’s interest in Dustin Byfuglien. There’s logic to this, as their cap hits are within $300,000 of each other.”

Capitals’ Mike Green leads NHL’s free agent targets

Capitals’ Mike Green leads NHL’s free agent targets
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Flames trade Glencross to the Caps

FROM The Calgary Flames have traded left wing Curtis Glencross to the Washington Capitals in exchange for second- and third-round picks in the 2015 NHL Draft.

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Could the Hawks and Caps make a deal?

Caps are interested in adding a forward

Chuck Gormley writes … If the Caps are interested in adding a forward, the names of Erik Cole and Vern Fiddler may interest them

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Are the Habs after Mike Green? writes … Garrioch has an interesting rumour in his Sunday column, stating the Montreal Canadiens could have considerable interest in Washington Capitals defenceman Mike Green.

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Are the Capitals going to trade Green?

Nichols on hockey writes … McKenzie outlines Capitals’ potential trade timeline for Green.

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