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More on new Capital Eric Belanger


Here's a quick roundup of links for more information about Eric Belanger, who joins the Caps from Minnesota in exchange for a second-round draft pick:

*Above, Eric Belanger talks earlier this season about his career through the NHL and finding a home in Minnesota.

*The basics. (TSN)

*Jason Chimera and Belanger have some history.

*Related: Trading for a second-round pick well worth the gamble. (The Hockey News)

*"Meanwhile, the Washington Capitals traded a second-round pick for Eric Belanger of the Minnesota Wild, which pretty much confirms our theory that the Caps believe they can grind down the forwards on the Penguins and Flyers with their own depth at forward, and not have to worry about adding many significant bodies on the blue line." (Puck Daddy)

*Belanger a second option for defensive zone faceoffs. (NHL.com)

More to come.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  March 3, 2010; 2:13 PM ET
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Comments

What do you mean, more news on the way?!

Posted by: nicko | March 3, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

@richmondphil

No it doesn't. That salary move could be taken care of in the off-season. However, if the Caps moved Flash for Kaberle then that would about cover for it since Flash is expected to make around $3.3-$3.5M next year and Kaberle has a cap hit of $4.5M.

Souray has a cap hit in the fives for at least two more years.

I also think Kaberle is better.

Posted by: sgm3 | March 3, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

30 minutes....make the D move GMGM!!!

Posted by: doughless | March 3, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Still one big one to come involving a Caps forward.

Posted by: Stu_c | March 3, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

I think HockeyBuzz Just melted down. I Hope they didn't trade 8!!!!!

Posted by: jdhoover | March 3, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Kaberle would be the wrong move for Washington. He's a good player, but not who the Capitals need. They'd never look at Souray because he's biggest upside is on the powerplay. Washington has no space for him there, and his injury this season make him a really risky choice. Not what they need.

Posted by: Stu_c | March 3, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

"More trade news on the way..."

Sheesh Tarik. Let it out!

15 minutes, but news could be trickling out for a while thereafter...

Posted by: Sonyask | March 3, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Question for the Capologists. Both Fehr and Flash make under $1 million a year, so their Cap his is low. Walker makes $2.5 mil and I'm sure Belanger is around $2 mil, so wouldn't adding a swapping a player for Fehr or Flash put that team in cap trouble. I ask this because I think the Caps would have to move a player with a higher Cap hit than those two to add another high price player. Like maybe a winger with a $4.6 mil cap hit?

Posted by: ablake70 | March 3, 2010 2:28 PM |

No, not at all.

Contracts are pro-rated.

Posted by: richmondphil | March 3, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Whew... Ok. they're back. 3 minutes without and update.. I was feeling shakey.

Posted by: jdhoover | March 3, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Nancy Reagan says,

Just say No to Souray and Kaberle.

Posted by: tominfl1 | March 3, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for the news, Lindsay. Let us know what you know.

Posted by: Sonyask | March 3, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

gmgm has the backstrom numbers in his head so he knows what he can spend...and resign after the year.

Posted by: saintex | March 3, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Was it Nancy, the astrologist or the chimp?

Posted by: jdhoover | March 3, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

@sgm3 I responded in the last post.

The idea of acquiring someone to flip him later is absurd to me.

However, it if somehow works under the cap for next year, then go for it.

Posted by: richmondphil | March 3, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

I hope we get Volchenkov over any other D. He is the mean and just pure nasty we need on the blueline.

Posted by: pokerface1208 | March 3, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

per TFP:

"If teams want Kaberle, they'll have to pay up. Leafs asking price 'very high' from what I'm hearing."

Posted by: elicea | March 3, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

ablake: Because the season is 80% over, that cap equation only counts 20% of what it would the whole year. Let's say you had a $1M gut for 80% of the season. You've paid $800K toward his cap. You trade him for a $5M guy whose team has paid $4M so far. You pay the last $1M on the $5M guy and save the last $200K on the guy you traded. Cap hit = $800K in total. So, any team about $2M under, like the Caps are I believe, can afford to take in about $10M in contracts. Belanger + Walker = $4.5M so we can pick up (less offsets) about $5M more.

Posted by: tominfl1 | March 3, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

If Belanger is a shadow, or defensive upgrade, then trade fehr and a 1st for Kaberle.

Let's just try and score 6 per game.

Posted by: barney56 | March 3, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

With Backstrom needing a new contract the Caps are not going to be able to keep other younger forwards who may draw interest in the offseason in free agency.

Fleischmann is a guy the team could lose.

Depending upon the size of the Backstrom deal, which is going to be VERY large, as he is 1A to Ovechkin in Washington, I would not be surprised to see another trade.

Posted by: leopard09 | March 3, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

NHL Insider...
"Kaberle to the Caps?"

---THIS IS SO AGONIZING!!!

I don't think they need him unless they ship him off to Ottawa for Volchenkov.

Posted by: robostop10 | March 3, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

@jdhoover LMAO! Something big must be brewin in Ekland!

Getting awfully close to the deadline. Could we really be done?

Posted by: pokerface1208 | March 3, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

nothing to see here moe along...

Posted by: guer_j | March 3, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Terrible theory - we need someone who can clear a crease in front of our average goalies. Defense and goaltending wins Cups!

Posted by: lylewimbledon | March 3, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

doughless they have made a D move with the two trades they just weren't for a D-man. All five guys play D in a game we have have improved our D by adding defensive forwards.

Posted by: icehammer97 | March 3, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

@richmondphil

I was saying that because it would be able to work under the cap for next year, not to try to flip Kaberle in the off-season.

When looking at the possible salary structure for next year (tominfl1 did this) Flash was put at either a $3.3M or $3.5M contract. That would be gone and so would a defenseman on the team (probably Erskinse). The Caps then would need to replace Flash, but that could be an affordable prospect who is on the verge of making the team.

So pretty much all I'm saying is that it could work where Kaberle fits into next year's cap if Flash is traded.

Posted by: sgm3 | March 3, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Kaberle doesn't help us at all. Do we really need Mike Green lite? I want Volchenkov.

Posted by: butcherbaker | March 3, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

leopard09: I would rather trade Flash today when we can control the return, then to let him sign a $3.75M offer sheet where the return is only a #1 or maybe just a #2.

Posted by: tominfl1 | March 3, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

I just saw somewhere. Flash to Carolina, Corvo to Ottawa, Volchenchov to Washington

Posted by: numero94 | March 3, 2010 2:08 PM

Sounds like an Eklund rumour to me...

Posted by: Rhino40 | March 3, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

I still want Jackman. Still 21 minutes to hope.

Posted by: Wiley_One1 | March 3, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

What I would like to see done is Boston flipping Siedenberg to us for a NHL roster forward.

Posted by: richmondphil | March 3, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

icehammer:

thanks, but i have a brain.

Posted by: doughless | March 3, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

why all the buzz about Volchenkov? Am I missing something? His name has never been mentioned as a trade - I know his contract is up soon, but OTTW doesn't want to part with him- hope I'm wrong

Posted by: lylewimbledon | March 3, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Gosh, did you have to post a video of the guy talking about how he and his family loves having roots in Colorado?!? Not very appropriate given his current situation!

I am staring at the computer, hitting refresh over and over, and waiting for the big move! COME ON GMGM, I have work to do and I just can't be productive until it is over!

Posted by: NatyBG | March 3, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

I would also prefer Volchenkov over Kaberle but a trade takes two teams to agree to it.

Posted by: sgm3 | March 3, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

simmonssteve Unless sources are wrong there is nothing going on on kaberle front - nothing - won't be dealt today
half a minute ago via txt

Posted by: icehammer97 | March 3, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

NHL Insider...
"Kaberle to the Caps?"

---THIS IS SO AGONIZING!!!

I don't think they need him unless they ship him off to Ottawa for Volchenkov.

Posted by: robostop10

is there a link?

Posted by: rachel216 | March 3, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Ok, maybe I'm alone here, but I really like Flash, and would hate to sse him go. I think he and Semin are really starting to gel on the 2nd line- and plus he's got sweet stick-handling skillz and a cool nickname

cool nicknames are an underrated hockey stat.

Fehr is better defensively (who isn't?) but I'd rather see fehr go. Any way we can just send gordon, lang, and sloan?

Posted by: CAPSLOCKON | March 3, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Kaberle doesn't help us at all. Do we really need Mike Green lite? I want Volchenkov.

Posted by: butcherbaker | March 3, 2010 2:37 PM |

Kaberle is not though. He is much smarter and far more positionally sound than Green is.

Kaberle is an obvious upgrade, both offensively and defensively. My only concern is his contract.

Posted by: richmondphil | March 3, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

I just have a hunch that Flash is the man going.

Posted by: jackstraaw | March 3, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

There must be something big brewing with a lot of teams. It's been pretty quiet for the past hour or so. Is it the quiet before the storm?

I will be shocked if we don't do anything to improve our D but that's the way it's looking.

Posted by: pokerface1208 | March 3, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

If you trade Flash and Erskine, say, for Kaberle, and promote Bouchard to play forward, you are in the red in cap cost roughly $500K-1M.

Depends on Flash if he gets $3M or $3.5M.

Posted by: tominfl1 | March 3, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

They say "stay tuned" and then announce...

Atlanta trades a third and fourth rounder to Buffalo for Clarke MacArthur.

Talk about a downer

Posted by: pkendrick | March 3, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

I though all russian defenceman played awfull. so no thank you, Volchenchov

Posted by: guer_j | March 3, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Rumor has it Ted and GMGM just went to Starbucks so we're done.

Posted by: pokerface1208 | March 3, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

why all the buzz about Volchenkov? Am I missing something? His name has never been mentioned as a trade - I know his contract is up soon, but OTTW doesn't want to part with him- hope I'm wrong

Posted by: lylewimbledon | March 3, 2010 2:39 PM |

I think you're reading the wrong rumors then.

Posted by: richmondphil | March 3, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

If we lose Flash, I will be such an unhappy camper. He's a great player, really inexpensive, and improving as a center with every game.

Posted by: nicko | March 3, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/355835-tomas-kaberle-is-being-shopped-washington-capitals-buying

Speculation that Alzner would be involved with the Kaberle transaction

Posted by: OviFan08 | March 3, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: robostop10 | March 3, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

These new guys playing tonight? Who are the odd men out - we have way too many NHL players now?

Posted by: lylewimbledon | March 3, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

ESPNinsider is worse than Eklund.

Posted by: richmondphil | March 3, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

@richmondphil - I'm not saying Kaberle is bad but for how much he will cost both in trade and salary I don't see him as being worth it at all. I would MUCH rather have Volchenkov.

Posted by: butcherbaker | March 3, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

I wouldn't mind Flash and Poti for Kaberle. Then, next year, you promote Bouchard and you have $1M or so extra.

Or, you can resign Belanger at what he's making!

Belanger and Kaberle next year for $6M?

Flash and Poti will make $6.5-7.0M.

Just say Yes to Flash and Poti for Kaberle.

Posted by: tominfl1 | March 3, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

kausatoday Latest on Leafs: Stempniak will be traded, nothing close on Exelby or Primeau, and Kaberle isn't going to be dealt.
less than a minute ago via web

That is now two saying Kaberle is staying put.

Posted by: icehammer97 | March 3, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Thank you robostop10.

Posted by: rachel216 | March 3, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Both ESPN channels talking about freaking football. Versus showing bass fishing. I guess hockey is still a niche sport. Isn't the trade deadline on TV anywhere? maybe in Canada

Posted by: Wiley_One1 | March 3, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

I don't want to lose flash either...but for something good...i might be open to it

Posted by: capscoach | March 3, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

The Volchenkov "rumor" is speculation. Ottawa offered him a contract, but he hasn't signed it. Speculation is Andy Sutton was brought in in case Volchenkov wouldn't sign.

Posted by: robostop10 | March 3, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

nicko, Flash will not be inexpensive next year! You must be new to the board...Tominfl has laid out why it will almost be impossible to resign him due to cap constraints and what he will be asking for.

Posted by: PhilR | March 3, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

I don't think either will be playng tonight. Hard to tell who will be sitting out - either of the two could just be a rental, to add depth, or they could be replacing somebody.

Posted by: timmyv38 | March 3, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

The Olympics improved Flash's curb appeal greatly. Cap's might be able to give away less with him packaged versus Fehr instead.

Posted by: FusilliJerry1 | March 3, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

I would MUCH rather have Volchenkov.

Posted by: butcherbaker | March 3, 2010 2:44 PM |

Who wouldn't?

It seems the Caps are the opposite of the Bruins. Bruins need offense desperately...so they get a defenseman. Caps need defense desperately..so they get two forwards. :)

Posted by: richmondphil | March 3, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

@tominfl1

Yes, but you can get around being in the red by $500K. The Caps could just carry 22 players instead of 23 or move any number of players.

Adding an additional $500K can be dealt with and it leaves many options for how to deal with it.

Posted by: sgm3 | March 3, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

15 min I can't take this come on GM Defense!

Posted by: capsfan05 | March 3, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Whitney off the market

Posted by: lylewimbledon | March 3, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Bob MacKenzie just posted that Canes will not trade Ray Whitney.

Posted by: timmyv38 | March 3, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Juice is back

Posted by: elicea | March 3, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Jurcina back to Washington.

Posted by: saintex | March 3, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Juice back to the Caps

Posted by: griz0615 | March 3, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

JUICE IS BACK!

Posted by: vtcaps08 | March 3, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

According to ESPN, Thomas off the market

Posted by: jdhoover | March 3, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Jurchina.

What?

Posted by: barney56 | March 3, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Jurcina is back??!!!

Posted by: Satts | March 3, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

TSN...
Caps trade for Jurcina.

Posted by: robostop10 | March 3, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

And Bob Mackenzie just posted that the Caps got Jurcina back... interesting.

Posted by: timmyv38 | March 3, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

CAPS just got back JURCINA

Posted by: jackstraaw | March 3, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Jurcina back to the caps NHL Network

Posted by: Fmr_u_bio | March 3, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Not really the D-man I was hoping GMGM would get...

Posted by: elicea | March 3, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

What is going on? Two d-men and two forwards moving?

Posted by: saintex | March 3, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

WTF!!!!!!!! Jurcina back in DC???? Un-Fing believeable!! is GMGM nutz!!!

Posted by: doughless | March 3, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Jurcina is back. Oh well.

Posted by: paperboy76 | March 3, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Here is cap at this second. I have 23 players with some Hershey plug-ins. Yes, you can save some pennies by leaving the 23rd guy down sometimes (if no waivers).

Ovechkin (2008-2021) 9.538
Backstrom (signs 2010-2021) 6.500
Semin (impending UFA) 6.000
Flash (signs 2010-2013) 3.300
Knuble (impending UFA) 2.800
Laich (impending UFA) 2.067
Fehr (signs 2010-2012) 2.000
Chimera (signed thru 2012) 1.875
Steckel (2010-2013) 1.100
Bradley (impending UFA) 1.000
Johansson (est) 0.950
Perreault (w/bonus - impending RFA) 0.792
Laing (re-signs yearly) 0.550
S/T 13 Forwards 38.472
Green (2008-2012) 5.250
Poti (impending UFA) 3.500
Schultz (signs 2010-2012) 2.000
Alzner (w/bonus) 1.675
Erskine (impending UFA) 1.250
Carlson (EL 2009-2012) 0.846
Sloan (2010-2012) 0.700
Collins (impending UFA) 0.650
S/T 8 Defensemen 15.871
Varlamov (impending RFA) 0.822
Neuvirth (impending RFA) 0.822
S/T 2 Goalies 1.644
Total 23 Players 55.987
Cap Space 56.800
Available 0.813


Posted by: tominfl1 | March 3, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

jurcina are you kidding me! there goes the cup for us

Posted by: skinsst21 | March 3, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Remember trades will still be announced after 3 PM, so we may not hear anything till a little later because it happens at the deadline, then it takes some time to go through the league to be approved.

Yea...That's the ticket!

Posted by: FusilliJerry1 | March 3, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

um... why is Juice back??

Posted by: visionof75 | March 3, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Ugh--That is the big D move?

Posted by: docjohnson | March 3, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

WTF? Ugh- aweful- Juice

Posted by: lylewimbledon | March 3, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

YES

Posted by: capsfan05 | March 3, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

wtf?!? Juice??

Posted by: jsnyd1 | March 3, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Jurcina???? WHY?

Posted by: eorr53 | March 3, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Jurcina? That's how we upgrade our D?

Posted by: pokerface1208 | March 3, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

unbelievable gm gm is a moron the same garbage defenseman same result humongous playoff letdown

Posted by: vjridgely | March 3, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

I am so confused...did not see that one coming.

Posted by: Satts | March 3, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

Jurcina, is a pretty solid d-man...We traded him b/c he is a UFA and would demand an large pay raise...

Posted by: CapsBaby | March 3, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

So, does anyone know anything about this new Jurcina fellow?

Posted by: CAPSLOCKON | March 3, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

Jurcina being back does give increased depth at defense. Has anyone seen what the trade was?

Posted by: timmyv38 | March 3, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

I just puked. Why? What did we trade?

Posted by: barney56 | March 3, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

Jurcina back to Washington are you kidding me? What BS pick up

Posted by: Tprpolen | March 3, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

Jucina back to Washington are you kidding me? What BS pick up

Posted by: Tprpolen | March 3, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

TFP: Sheldon Souray out for the season. Will not be dealt.

Posted by: elicea | March 3, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

Not so sure about the Jurcina trade unless it is a precursor to something else.

What did the Caps give up? I guess more depth at defense is always a good thing, but he Caps have about 26 NHL caliber players. Luckily the rosters get expanded now.

Posted by: sgm3 | March 3, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

juice was our shut-down addition?

Posted by: _stevo | March 3, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

desperate move - GMGM only missed the boat on what? 5-6 better defensemen earlier. So now we have 30 NHL forwards and 10 Average NHL defensemen. Lots of luck

Posted by: lylewimbledon | March 3, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Just grabbed Milan Jurcina back from Columbus. See TSN.ca's Trade Tracker

Posted by: RockyDog1 | March 3, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

JUICE.

Posted by: richmondphil | March 3, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

WTF! Jurcina
cmon GMGM

Posted by: hokiedee | March 3, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Wasnt the Caps started this winning streak once Juice was treaded?

Posted by: guer_j | March 3, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Jurcina is back?!? My confusion begins!

Posted by: NatyBG | March 3, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

No word on what's going back. I think a bigger package deal is in the works and I think we might see four Caps gone before this is over. Milan will be a 5/6 D-man with little cost. Stepneak is moving from Toronto, apparently.

Posted by: saintex | March 3, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

I'll bet Clarkie is PISSED

Posted by: CAPSLOCKON | March 3, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Wait whyyyy?? I like Jurcina but why? Flash gets his best friend back.

Posted by: rachel216 | March 3, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

The rosters get expanded? I thought 23 was 23 all year.

Posted by: tominfl1 | March 3, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Cue the panic.

Oh, wait it's already begun.

NOW WE WON'T WIN THE CUP WITHOUT ANY PONGERS OR NEEDLEMAYERS!

Posted by: richmondphil | March 3, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

I just threw up in my mouth a lil...

Posted by: jsnyd1 | March 3, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

cheap & a known commodity

Posted by: uncatim | March 3, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

WOW you people are all idiots Jurcina is better than what we have...UPGRADE, we traded him only b/c he would be a UFA after this year..He is a plue 2 on the season, and he hits, and he is big....Good depth.... Good move, not best move or move I wanted but its an upgrade

Posted by: CapsBaby | March 3, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

I like Juice better than a couple of our D, but...

Posted by: Satts | March 3, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

You gotta think he missed out on a big name Defenseman, so he went with something familiar.

Posted by: RockyDog1 | March 3, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

TBD back to Columbus. Now I liked Juice but wow I thought there were a lot better options out there. I think we missed the boat on this one. Are we trying to field 2 teams during the playoffs?

Posted by: pokerface1208 | March 3, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Jurcina played well in the olympics

Posted by: guer_j | March 3, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

What did they give up for Juice?

Posted by: jackstraaw | March 3, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

please say we arent done yet.

Posted by: capsfansince74 | March 3, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

We can't assess anything, or start screaming, until this is over. I think there's still movement....patience.

Posted by: saintex | March 3, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Milan Jurcina is the Zydrunas Ilgauskas of the Hockey world.

Posted by: JohnWWW | March 3, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

TarikElBashir twitter:

Milan Jurcina back to Caps. Heard yesterday that Jurcina was the backup plan if other deals for Dmen didn’t pan out.

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NOOOOOO that means that's it!! ;( NO.

Posted by: rachel216 | March 3, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

TSN...
Hamhuis is not being traded. Staying put.

No update on what Caps are giving up for Juice.

Posted by: robostop10 | March 3, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Toronto has traded Lee Stempniak

Posted by: elicea | March 3, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

The only thing I can figure is...never mind I have no clue.

Posted by: kcbrichmond | March 3, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

So, we didn't get Sutton because GM was saving that pick for Belanger.

I was never a fan of Jurcina. Too many bonehead plays at just the wrong time.

Posted by: tominfl1 | March 3, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Juice played well in the playoffs last year.

Posted by: Fro_ | March 3, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

McKenzie saying that Hamhuis is not being traded

Posted by: pkendrick | March 3, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

I like Jurcina....he is big..rocket shot....He will take us to the promise land along with $2 beers.

Posted by: SA-Town | March 3, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Juice for TBA. And I don't think people are giving Jurcina credit - he is a solid, stay-at-home defenseman, just needs to be paired up with the right type of defenseman. He was great in the Olympics, hopefully he'll bring that back with him.

Posted by: timmyv38 | March 3, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Why are all of you freaking out? Yea GMGM is an idiot who added assets for nothing so far. Juice is here because Im guessing one of the others is going out, either way, WHAT DID WE LOSE? Stop calling out the GM.

Posted by: BACKS | March 3, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Someone let Tarik know

Posted by: nimes1 | March 3, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

I guess we are done.

Sh*t

Posted by: barney56 | March 3, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

I like Juice over Erskine, Sloan, and probably Pothier, BUT...

Posted by: Satts | March 3, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

So, is that it?

Posted by: guer_j | March 3, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

TarikElBashir twitter:

Milan Jurcina back to Caps. Heard yesterday that Jurcina was the backup plan if other deals for Dmen didn’t pan out.

------
NOOOOOO that means that's it!! ;( NO.

Posted by: rachel216 | March 3, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse
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That's disheartening to hear...

Posted by: elicea | March 3, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Yep, no need to worry about Milan getting the system down. He will step in and make that portion easier. Two d-men and two forwards will be gone by the time we are done.

Posted by: saintex | March 3, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

TSN...
Stempniak is about to be traded from Toronto.

Posted by: robostop10 | March 3, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Juice is a righty Dman. Was big in the playoffs last year. what's not to like?
Question how many players do they need to move in 1 min?

Posted by: cparkerhere | March 3, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

That means there are no more moves if Jurcina was the backup plan. NOOOOOOOOO! Now it's time to panic, for real!

Posted by: rachel216 | March 3, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

You guys see the white flag being waived out the window of GMGM's office?

I must admit I'm pretty disappointed. I bet the players are too.

Posted by: pokerface1208 | March 3, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

The rosters get expanded at the end of the year, sort of like baseball.

You still can only dress the same amount of people but you can have more on your roster.

Posted by: sgm3 | March 3, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

If Fehr or Flash went for Juice I'd ragequit.

Posted by: jsnyd1 | March 3, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Hamhuis is staying in Nashville.

Apparently the Caps were one of the options for the Nashville D-man but no Nashville didn't end up trading him.

GMGM went with Juice as his backup plan.

I'm pretty sure the caps won't be moving anyone else today. No big deals - we'll more than likely hold on to Flash and Fehr.

Posted by: patrone | March 3, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Jurcina ... really, Jurcina

Posted by: flee001 | March 3, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

CRAPPY BANDWAGON FANS, you cry over everything!!!!

Posted by: CapsBaby | March 3, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

TSN via NHL.Com is reporting Jurcina is gone, TBA for whom.

Posted by: adhardwick | March 3, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

The world is at an end. Fire GMGM. Oh, Lord the humanity! What are we to do?

Posted by: nimes1 | March 3, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Juice was just diagnosed with a sports hernia. REALY?!?!

Posted by: elicea | March 3, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

6th rounder for Juice

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | March 3, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

We're done. Great deadline day.

Fixed the main problem on the PK/center. Still have a problem with immobility/defense, but I think that's not as big a problem as others make it out to be.


Can't wait to see Belanger in a Caps uni.

Posted by: richmondphil | March 3, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

wow this sucks expect better

Posted by: capsfan05 | March 3, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Juice for a 6th rounder?!? I'll take that trade any day of the week. Even if we do end up bringing in another D-man.

Posted by: patrone | March 3, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

6th round pick for Jurcina, per TSN.

Posted by: yosemite_sam | March 3, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

6th rounder for Juice

Posted by: CAPSLOCKON | March 3, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

TSN...
Caps sent a 6th round pick to Columbus. Unknown if it is 2010 or 2011. Most likely 2010.

Posted by: robostop10 | March 3, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

I expected a lot more from our GM. But, now he has put a bunch of guys into a situation where this year's playoffs become a tryout for next year's roster. If you want an offer sheet, you'd better play your butt off in May and June.

Posted by: Wiley_One1 | March 3, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Remember last year a number of deals were announced after the deadline. We may yet see something especially if its multi-team

Posted by: jdhoover | March 3, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

So....we gave up 6th rd pick for Juice. Who is going to Hershey from the current roster?

Posted by: jackstraaw | March 3, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

So....we gave up 6th rd pick for Juice. Who is going to Hershey from the current roster?

Posted by: jackstraaw | March 3, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

I must admit I'm pretty disappointed. I bet the players are too.

Posted by: pokerface1208 | March 3, 2010 2:58 PM |

Are you retarded?

You really think professional athletes are disappointed right now?

Posted by: richmondphil | March 3, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Jurcina, is a good D-man....Before you cry know what you are talking about..You dont need a big name to make you team better, we are better today than we were when we woke up this morning..Good job GMGM

Posted by: CapsBaby | March 3, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Ah well, you don't know what you have till it's gone and Jurcina gets that elusive second chance and I bet he's a difference maker.

Posted by: flee001 | March 3, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

There will be announcement over the next 30 minutes.

Posted by: saintex | March 3, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

I'm not lying. According to McKenzie, Juice was really just diagnosed with sports hernia.

Posted by: elicea | March 3, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

YOU are a baby, CapsBaby. MORON.

Posted by: rachel216 | March 3, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

please, Jurcina had every chance to show his shot or D skills.......he never did it.

Posted by: doughless | March 3, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

The only players that are disappointed are those who are either struggling on basement teams and didn't move up or have a steve avery type disruption that didn't leave.

Posted by: jdhoover | March 3, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Corvo has been moved according to ESPN

Posted by: Satts | March 3, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

You people are nuts. How many top pairing Dmen are out there? All the talk of moving Fehr/Flash for a sub-par D are ridiculous. We got two defensively minded gritty forwards to add to the stable.

Posted by: BACKS | March 3, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Corvo got moved ...there is still hope people...they usually announce trades until about 3:45

Posted by: PhilR | March 3, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Upgraded grit (Walker) and center (Belanger). Price was probably too high for other d-men, which explains getting Jurcina. Big question, what happens with all these forwards?

Posted by: kcbrichmond | March 3, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Overall good day, two solid vets for playoff run, but D-man who knows system (depth showed when he was first traded?) and we are getting healthy in goal.

Not bad overall, why does everyone want to make a major trade just because?

Posted by: flee001 | March 3, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Sorry. That would reacquired.

Posted by: adhardwick | March 3, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

ESPN reported we got one in under the table...

Posted by: jdhoover | March 3, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

i can only hope that the next 30 minutes will reveal that GMGM used his brain and made an ACTUAL UPGRADE on the blueline. Please, Juice cannot be GMGM's blueline plan

Posted by: doughless | March 3, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Caps movement could still be coming- per Tarik's Twitter

Posted by: griz0615 | March 3, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Lebrun,,,,,,," the Caps slipped under the radar!!!"

Posted by: PhilR | March 3, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

we arent done yet. trades trickle in for a couple hours after 3

Posted by: _stevo | March 3, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Apparently CBJ and LA were working on a Modin deal. Could be announced later on.

Posted by: elicea | March 3, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Lebrun claiming the Caps slid under the deadline, but no announcement as to what or who.

Posted by: Satts | March 3, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Lebrun reporting Caps slipped another trade in.

Posted by: BACKS | March 3, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Pierre LeBrun:

"I'm told the Washinton Capitals slipped under trade under the radar... waiting to hear what"

Posted by: elicea | March 3, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

3 pm is the deadline for deals but not the cutoff for them to be reported - stay tuned we may not be done yet.

Posted by: grahamj | March 3, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

BACKS:

get off the crack. Fehr ain't all that

Posted by: doughless | March 3, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Would it or could it be Corvo?

Posted by: sca187 | March 3, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

For all the crap you all are spewing about Juice, take a look at his playoff numbers from last year.

So at the end of the day regarding Juice, we ended up with Chimera for a 6th round pick.

Posted by: keeef | March 3, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Jurcina gets out of jail free but Clark still there ... why was he not traded?

Posted by: flee001 | March 3, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

GM has a team that's leading the league and is clearly one of top two or three in the league. I can't believe the questioning of his ability.

Posted by: saintex | March 3, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Mackenzie says Juice has a sports hernia - wtf? useless trade.

Posted by: lylewimbledon | March 3, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Stempniak to Pheonix for draft picks.

Posted by: elicea | March 3, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

"Not bad overall, why does everyone want to make a major trade just because?
Posted by: flee001 | March 3, 2010 3:04 PM"

Why? Because this team has needed a stay-at-home, crease-clearing defenseman for about 6 years now. Now we can look forward to another year without one. And, there were several available at reasonable prices. Our GM failed. That's why.


Posted by: Wiley_One1 | March 3, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Stempniak from Leafs to Coyotes

Posted by: CAPSLOCKON | March 3, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Im not on the crack, get off your high horse. Fehr is more valuable then the other dmen moving. I would rather have Fehr than Leopold or Morris 100%.

Posted by: BACKS | March 3, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

It's a great move. Jurcina has been steadily improving, big and hits hard, knows the system, wants to be a Cap, costs nothing, solid Olympics and so on. What's the matter with you people ... afraid the team doesn't have what it takes without a dozen or so rentals? BTW, defense is played all over the ice, not just one side of the blue line. The winning streak may have started after the Clark/Jurcina trade but the defense started looking awfully shaky then as well, at least in a good number of those games.

Posted by: tw46 | March 3, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

CORVO

Posted by: Satts | March 3, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

CORVO! Bye Pots...

Posted by: paperboy76 | March 3, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Corvo for Pothier and Osala

Posted by: kcbrichmond | March 3, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Corvo to Caps for Pothier and Osala

Posted by: doughless | March 3, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

What Dmen were out there for reasonable prices exactly? Please clarify what you insiders would have liked to happen?

Posted by: BACKS | March 3, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Corvo for Pothier and Osala

Posted by: cparkerhere | March 3, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Corvo for Poth and Osala

Posted by: griz0615 | March 3, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

@ Wiley_One

Is that you Cliff?

Scott

Posted by: sca187 | March 3, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

TSN saying Corvo is a "turnover machine."

Posted by: doughless | March 3, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

This just in fresh of the press caps getting jagr back they gonna have him play the big bad D man they badly need and he is willing to drop the glows if needs be you hear it here first it’s over done lol.

Posted by: iboost | March 3, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Corvo for Pothier and Osala? Not a bad move IMHO, but we needed toughness on the blueline badly. This is an upgrade however.

Posted by: sca187 | March 3, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

I'm not sure how big of an upgrade Corvo is over Pothier, but at the same time, Flash, Fehr, Neuvy, Varly, Holtby, Carlson and Alzner are all still in the system, so I'm ok with it.

Posted by: cainoo7x | March 3, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

4 new guys in and 1 guy out. Do Sloan and Laing go down?

Posted by: cparkerhere | March 3, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Joe Corvo - thats better!

Posted by: lylewimbledon | March 3, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

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