The Washington Capitals have acquired Curtis Glencross from the Calgary Flames in exchange for second-round and third-round picks in the 2015 draft.
Glencross traded to Washington.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) March 1, 2015
The 2nd and 3rd round picks CGY gets from WSH in Glencross deal are 2015 draft. Trade call hasn't happened yet, though.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March 1, 2015
Here’s a quick glance at how Glencross compares to the other Caps forwards.
Glencross’ deployment this season has been similar to the Caps’s third line of Eric Fehr, Brooks Laich, and Joel Ward— a shutdown role. Glencross has been a touch better at driving play than the Caps’ trio, but there are suggestions that his two-way game is in decline.
Of the five forwards Glencross has skated the most minutes with this season, two have seen an improvement in possession when skating with Glencross compared to when skating without him
— Good Tweet Pete 🌮 (@peterhassett) March 1, 2015
— RMNB (@russianmachine) March 1, 2015
Curtis Glencross possession figures. pic.twitter.com/t8ZMzw2p9L
— Micah Blake McCurdy (@IneffectiveMath) March 1, 2015
Here’s how Glencross compares to the Caps’ forwards in terms of production and scoring chances:
Glencross bunches in with the likes of Laich, Troy Brouwer, and Jason Chimera. A caveat on his individual production: Glencross is a career 12.2-percent shooter at 5v5. This season, he’s shooting 9 percent, though his linemates are picking up the slack.
Glencross is not going to transform the Caps’ forward ranks, but, if the Caps (mistakenly) aren’t comfortable using Andre Burakovsky in a top-6 role, this trade should at least properly slot Chimera and Jay Beagle on the fourth line.
With the addition of a new forward, it appears the Capitals may be done with the trade deadline.
What do you think?
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