Monday, March 02, 2009

March Madness, Trade Deadline

Today and tomorrow should be the busiest times for the Washington Capitals as the NHL trade deadline looms. Here is what we know so far... kinda... is reporting that the Caps are in talks with the Islanders to land Bill Guerin. But that is just speculation to this point.

Tomas Kaberle is rumored to be dealt to Boston, but it seems Brian Burke shot down those rumors pretty quick. Kaberle did come to management a week or so ago with a short list of possible teams he would like to be traded with. The Caps were rumored to be on that list.

Chris Pronger doesn't look like he will be going anywhere if the Ducks look to make the playoffs. Right now the west is so tight that teams on the bubble maybe looking to buy or stay rather than sell.

Dereck Morris, who is also mentioned in the same article as Guerin, is another good defenseman on the market, and the Coyotes are thinking about dealing him. Not sure if the Caps have a hand in this one or not.

I will try to update as much as I can over the next 24 hours as the countdown has started.

Probable players the Caps can trade: Shaone Morrisonn, Micheal Nylander, Sami Lepisto, John Erskine.

Other names in play:
Forwards: Ryan Smyth (COL), Chris Neil (OTT), Olli Jokinen (PHX)
Defensemen: Filip Kuba (OTT), Niclas Havelid (ATL), Brendan Witt (NYI).

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