5 Moves the Washington Capitals Should Have Made at the Trade Deadline

March 4th, 2015 by Ryan Davenport Leave a reply »
Brian MacLellan's first NHL trade deadline at the helm in Washington has come and gone, and as was the case during free agency, the first-year general manager made a splash. 

While he didn't land a star by any means, MacLellan did manage to get one of the better two-way wingers on the market in Curtis Glencross as well as a more imposing defensive partner for Mike Green in Tim Gleason. 

It cost him a combined haul of Washington's second, third and fourth picks in 2015 and veteran rearguard Jack Hillen, but MacLellan clearly believes his club is capable of doing damage in the Eastern Conference this spring. 

But whether Glencross and Gleason prove to be impact players remains to be seen, and neither acquisition is of the same magnitude as those made by the New York Rangers with Keith Yandle or the Pittsburgh Penguins with David Perron.

It'll be awhile until we'll know if MacLellan did enough to get the Caps beyond the conference semifinal for the first time since 1998, but here's a look at five moves he should have made on deadline day. 

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