Washington Capitals Very Active at NHL Trade Deadline

March 3rd, 2010 by Dave Nichols Leave a reply »
Washington Capitals' General Manager George McPhee had a busy day Wednesday, pulling off four trades before the 3 p.m. NHL Trade Deadline.

In chronological order: Washington picked up RW Scott Walker from Carolina for a 2010 seventh round pick, sent a 2010 second round pick to Minnesota in exchange for C Eric Belanger, and moved a 2010 sixth rounder to Columbus to re-acquire D Milan Jurcina. To cap things off, the Caps acquired defenseman Joe Corvo from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for D Brian Pothier, AHL F Oskar Osala, and a 2011 second round pick. Corvo, 32, recovered from the skate slash that has kept him to just 34 games played this season, has four goals and eight assists (-6) with 10 penalty minutes.  He is known for having a big shot from the point and being an effective quarterback of the power play. He had 38 points with over 200 shots on goal last season for Carolina.  Jurcina, 26, fresh off his Olympic experience with Team Slovakia, returns to the Caps after being dealt to Columbus along with Chris Clark for winger Jason Chimera. He brings his big frame and powerful (if inaccurate) shot to the Caps blue line. However, he was recently diagnosed ...

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