‘Rock the Red’
courtesy of ‘afagen’
This has turned into a banner trading day for the Washington Capitals, as they made four trades before the 3pm deadline. Yes, you read that right: four trades.
The Caps picked up: D Milan Jurcina from the Blue Jackets, D Joe Corvo from Carolina, C Eric Belanger from Minnesota, F Scott Walker from Carolina
The Caps sent off: a sixth round draft pick (to Columbus, for Jurcina), D Brian Pothier, prospect F Oskar Osala and a second round draft pick (to Carolina, for Corvo), a second round draft pick (to Minnesota for Belanger), a seventh round draft pick (to Carolina, for Walker)
Wow. That’s a lot of shake-up and increased talent for the Caps. We’ll hopefully have some insightful things to say tomorrow when our head stops hurting from all the various parts of these deals from McPhee’s office. Whew!
Belanger is a good, solid pickup, able to play both wings- expect him on the third line most likely. But Corvo is exactly what Caps fans have been wanting- a solid blueliner. Expect him to see plenty of power play time at the point- and for Green to be able to jump into the offensive zone easier knowing Corvo is back there to cover his butt. Corvo is particularly good at dropping to block shots- expect him to do plenty of that towards playoff time.