MacLellan Press Conference – Caps “Window” is Basically This Year and Next

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 27: General Manager Brian MacLellan of the Washington Capitals answers questions during his introductory press conference at the Verizon Center on May 27, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Washington Capitals introduced MacLellan as the new general manager and Barry Trotz as the new head coach during the press conference. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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Washington Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan held a Q and A this morning with local media. Some of the highlights are presented herein.

As per Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post, MacLellan said they’re “going for it” this year and next year. After that, the team will need to evaluate. It’s a two-year window.  With regards to Brooks Laich, MacLellan said he’s been a “good soldier” and loyal. But said it’s a business, too. MacLellan basically said Scott Gomez isn’t in the picture for the Caps. MacLellan said nothing drastic will happen before Monday (trade deadline). He’s happy with the top-nine forwards.

As per Chuck Gormley of CSN, MacLellan was very complimentary of soon to be UFA Jason Chimera (17 goals) and RFA Marcus Johansson, but no talks are under way.

You can read more about MacLellan’s press conference in the Washington Post story:
Capitals GM says team is looking for depth instead of making a splash

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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