The Washington Capitals are in the midst of trade rumors with one man it seems, Mike Green. We here at Stars and Sticks are not helping the matter either. I have been pushing the Mike Green trade for some time now and feel it should be done to bring this Capitals team to the next level. I am in no way saying that Green is holding the team back performance wise, I am looking at the options they have with the cap room that they will free up with a trade and the possibilities of who they could bring in to help this team.
Detroit is at the top of the list, interested in Mike Green. Barry Trotz also has his eye on a second line center out of Detroit as well; Gustav Nyquist. Green will not be enough to land Nyquist alone and additional compensation will have to be added as well.
Are the Capitals looking for a long term deal to take over or just a 1 year contract to see who they have and if the chemistry is right? The front office knows that question, but if the Capitals are looking for a 1 year deal to offset the 1 year deal that Mike Green still has on his contract, the Capitals should be looking in the direction of these 2nd line centers, if that is the direction they so choose; David Krejci, Mike Fisher and Antoine Vermette. If not happy with any of those Ryan O’Reilly or possibly Joe Thornton might be available as well.
Some are up there in age but all are proven, and at this point, a veteran and proven center to run that 2nd line is something that the Capitals should be looking at.