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Kovalchuk Traded to Washington

The Washington Capitals have acquired Ilya Kovalchuk for a 3rd round pick:


Kovalchuk’s contract with the Los Angeles Kings was terminated earlier this year and he signed with the Canadiens as a free agent.

Washington Acquires Brendan Dillon

Pierre Lebrun reports the Capitals have acquired LD Brendan Dillon from the Sharks.

The Sharks are retaining 50% of Dillon’s contract, which is expiring this summer.

The second round pick in is 2020. The third round pick is 2021, unless the Capitals win the Cup, then it becomes a 2020 pick.

Glencross Traded to Washington

Curtis Glencross has been traded to the Washington Capitals, Darren Dreger reports.

The Flames received a 2nd and 3rd round pick in return for Glencross.

In 53 games this season, Glencross has 9 goals and 19 assists.

Report: Caps and Hawks Have Discussed Sharp

According to Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune, the Capitals and the Blackhawks have had trade talks surrounding Patrick Sharp.

After this season, Sharp has two seasons left on his contract at a cap hit of $5.9 million.

Insider Trading: Vermette, Blackhawks, Capitals, Leafs, Bruins, Petry

From February 26th’s TSN Insider Trading:

Bob McKenzie says the Blackhawks definitely want to use the money available from placing Patrick Kane on LTIR on a player with to term on his contract beyond this season. He says, at this point, the Hawks are the most interested team in making a deal before the deadline, and that Antoine Vermette is the player most in demand throughout the league. The Blackhawks are seriously interested in Vermette, but also Curtis Glencross and Cam Atkinson.

Pierre Lebrun reports that Capitals are interested in Erik Cole, Curtis Glencross and Joffrey Lupul.

Darren Dreger says there’s no guarantee that any of Joffrey Lupul, Dion Phaneuf or Tyler Bozak are traded before the deadline, there is “a lot of interest and activity” surrounding the trio.

Pierre Lebrun says the Boston Bruins have been looking for a winger for over a month. They’ve been in on Chris Stewart for a while now. They are also interested in Erik Cole, Cam Atkinson and Curtis Glencross.

Darren Dreger says a Jeff Petry trade talks haven’t produced a satisfactory offer as of yet, and re-signing is unlikely at this point, so GM Craig MacTavish continues to wait.

Report: Capitals Close to Acquiring Glencross

According to Andrew Walker of The Fan 590 radio show, the Washington Capitals are closing in on a deal to acquire forward Curtis Glencross from the Calgary Flames.

The Capitals were not on Glencross’s original list of preferred teams to be traded to, but Walker confirmed via twitter that the veteran forward would waive his no-trade clause and accept a trade to Washington.

Glencross, 32, is a UFA at the end of the season and is a hot commodity amongst playoff contenders despite his lack of playoff experience.

Lupul Trade Talks Could Heat Up in Coming Week

Image from Lisa Gansky via WIkimedia Commons

Image from Lisa Gansky via WIkimedia Commons

Darren Dreger reports that while there’s some interest in Leafs’ Joffrey Lupul, though the Leafs have no offers that they want to pull the trigger on as of yet. Dreger says things could heat up closer to next Monday’s deadline.

Lupul has a modified no-trade clause where he has to supply a list of 14 teams he would accept a trade to. He’s signed for three seasons beyond 2014-15 at a cap-hit of $5.25 million.

The Fourth Period reports that Lupul has drawn the interest of the Canadiens, Capitals and Panthers.

Caps Eyeing Centermen

According to Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington, the Capitals could be interested in acquiring a second-line center at the trade deadline.

Gormley lists Antoine Vermette, Mike Santorelli, and even Mike Richards, who’s currently playing in the AHL, as possibilities.  

Vermette is a UFA at the end of the season and will be a costly rental as Phoenix is reportedly seeking a high draft pick and prospect; Santorelli could be had for less, but is a better fit playing on a third line; Mike Richards is a stretch landing anywhere unless the Kings are willing to pick up a sizable portion of his contract.


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