The NHL’s trade deadline is two weeks away on Feb. 27 and as the Capitals continue to fight for an Eastern Conference playoff spot thoughts turn to what they might look to add, or subtract, in the coming days and weeks.
By most accounts, the team’s core need — regardless of when Nicklas Backstrom recovers from a concussion — is more experience at center. With players like Buffalo’s Derek Roy and Columbus’ Derick Brassard or Antoine Vermette possibly available, there are options if General Manager George McPhee is looking to make that addition.
While it’s tough to tell what McPhee’s exact plans will be, Capitals owner Ted Leonsis gave the impression that the team will not be quiet leading up to the trade deadline.
“No use crying over spilled milk as my Yia Yia used to say,” Leonsis wrote. “Wish us well; wish us speedy recovery to some of our players – and hope we can add some jump via the trade markets during the next few weeks.”
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