2010 NHL Trade Deadline: Eastern Conference Powers Flex Their Muscle

March 3rd, 2010 by Bryan Thiel Leave a reply »

We've already seen the moves that were made in the Western Conference, so it's time to move east.

Simple enough, right?

1. Washington Capitals, 90 points

Arrivals: Scott Walker—F, Eric Belanger—F, Milan Jurcina—D, Joe Corvo—D

Departures: Seventh round pick (2010), Second round pick (2010), Sixth round pick (2010), Brian Pothier—D, Oskar Osala—F, Second round pick (2011)


What does it mean for them?

The Capitals did exactly what they needed to do: They got some depth, presence, and experience at forward with the acquisitions of Belanger and Walker, and they also went out and provided the blueline with some offensive depth in Joe Corvo.

That depth on the blueline is something this team desperately needed, going back to last season, and the Caps' second power-play unit can now have a true qu ...

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