The Washington Capitals may have swung but whether or not they did for Alex DeBrincat, they missed. So relax, rinse, and try again.
We did this a few days ago with that option on the market still in line. We know a little more and have a general idea now of what kind of chips the Caps need to move to make a hockey trade for the top six.
Last time I did this exercise, I picked two defensemen and a forward as options. But today’s exercise I’ll have two forwards and a defenseman. Some different, some the same but let’s try again.
#3 Lucas Johansen
Lucas Johansen is not only the lone defenseman on this list, he’s also the lone sort of prospect as the left handed defenseman has one more year on his contract. worth $762,500 and is 25.
This can be a young player for young player swap.
Johansen is coming off a Calder Cup and was a key contributor in that run. The Bears will still have good pieces on defense even if they’ll lose LuJo.
Even though it’s a revolving door in the minors, the Bears should still be poised to defend their title. It’ll be a challenge.