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by Paul on 07/02/14 at 02:45 PM ET
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
- ...So I bring you the name of Mike Green. The Washington Capitals spent some major dough bringing in Niskanen and Brooks Orpik on Tuesday. It screams of perhaps needing to trade out a body now.
Could it be Green? It’s interesting in talking to team execs around the league on Wednesday there was a mixed response, some believed he was available, some didn’t.
But if the Caps do try to move him, I would suspect the Wings would at least look at him. He fits the criteria listed above.
Now, he’s coming off a couple of less than impressive seasons, especially at a $6.08 million cap hit.
On the other hand, he’s heading into the last year of his deal. He’s got a modified no-trade clause in which every offseason he lists seven teams he can’t get traded to, which leaves 22 open for trade.
- UFA center Steve Ott would be a valuable addition for almost any team, a young team needing leadership or a contender adding more character. He’s a solid faceoff guy, penalty killer and gritty player all-around.
Word is about four or five teams are in the mix for the 31-year-old, who finished the season in St. Louis. Ott didn’t re-sign with the Blues at first because he wanted more term than St. Louis was offering, but we’ll see in the end whether or not he circles back to them or not. Minnesota is another team that we think has some level of interest but may not have the cap room to do it.
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