Tag Archives: Trades

2020 Offseason Report Cards: Metropolitan Division

Photo: Perry Nelson/Getty Images As a result of the revenue impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NHL salary cap will remain flat for the next three years. The unexpected cap constraint has impacted how companies have managed free agency. NoVa Caps … Continue reading

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With The Capitals Needing To Shed Salary, Could Pheonix Copley Be Moved?

Photo: WaPo The flat salary cap is going to make it a struggle for lots of teams to be active and make necessary changes over the next three years, and the Washington Capitals are no different. They enter the offseason … Continue reading

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Brian MacLellan’s Yearly Report Card: Assessing The Capitals’ GM’s Moves In 2019-20

Photo: @Capitals After a first-round Stanley Cup Playoff exit in 2018-19, Washington Capitals GM Brian MacLellan was forced to make some changes to his roster. Unfortunately, it backfired as the Capitals fell in the first round once again, and it … Continue reading

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A Look Back At What The Remaining Eastern Conference Teams Did At The Trade Deadline

Photo: Joe Sargent/Getty Images It may feel like years ago but just two and a half weeks before the NHL paused its season due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the 2019-20 trade deadline passed. A lot more moves took place … Continue reading

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Mystery Stanley Cup Play-In Team Wins First Overall Pick In 2020 NHL Draft

Photo: NHL.com Phase one of the 2020 NHL Draft Lottery occurred on Friday night as the top eight picks in one of the deepest drafts in years were announced. An unknown team (to be determined after the NHL play-in round) … Continue reading

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How Has Moving Picks In The NHL Draft Gone For Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan?

Around NHL Draft weekend every year, there are plenty of trades — some in pursuit of big names, some to make room under the NHL salary cap, and some to move up or down in the draft. Since getting the … Continue reading

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Devils Continue Rebuild, Ship Andy Greene To Islanders, Blake Coleman To Lightning

Photo: NHL via Getty Images The New Jersey Devils started a busy week ahead on Sunday as they dealt captain Andy Greene to the New York Islanders in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft and defenseman … Continue reading

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Similar Paths, Diverging Course: The Washington Capitals, the Philadelphia Flyers, and The Road Not Taken

Graphic: @epoole88 There are times after a particularly traumatic Stanley Cup Playoff exit that ends a team’s season prematurely, in which fans and some pundits insist that the team in question needs a culture change, from suggestions to trade the … Continue reading

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Capitals’ 2019 Offseason Timeline

Photo: Getty Images The Washington Capitals have had a busy offseason, making tweaks around the edges of the roster while keeping their core intact after falling in seven games in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs to the … Continue reading

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The Year In Review: Grading Each Central Division GM’s Performance Over The Last Year

Photo: Sports Illustrated General Managers around the NHL have been busy in the past year with free agency, trades, and the draft. While some teams like the Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators have added superstars such as forward Joe Pavelski and center … Continue reading

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