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Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman released his latest 30 Thoughts article this morning. There are two big nuggets of news. First, he believes Mike Green will be staying in DC for the rest of the year, which corroborates recent quotes from Brian MacLellan and Barry Trotz. He also believes the team will try to add a veteran defenseman and a winger to play with Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin.
3. Keep an eye on Washington. GM Brian MacLellan said last weekend he will not trade Mike Green for picks or prospects, so barring a blockbuster (which the GM doesn’t see coming), Green will finish the season in the American capital.
The Capitals are all-in.
MacLellan would not comment on anything else, but it’s believed they will try to add another defenceman and it’s well-known they are chasing a forward to play with Nicklas Backstrom and Alexander Ovechkin. Ovechkin’s flexibility allows them to search for the best possible addition, whether a right- or left-handed shot.
4. Washington is not on Curtis Glencross’s original list of teams he’d like to go to (Anaheim, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, and Tampa Bay), but the Capitals would be great for him if that first line spot is available.
It’d be a great move for Glencross, but I’m not sure it’d be good move for the Capitals. While the Flames forward has eight goals and 27 points this season, he does not drive play at even strength (44.3%). In fact, according to War On Ice, Glencross has not had a positive Corsi since the 2010-11 season.
Dom Galamini’s HERO chart also does not paint a good picture. While Glencross gets first-line minutes from the Flames, he has bottom-six production.
I’m not sure he’s the answer.
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