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02-13-2013, 10:43 AM
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Just started my Washington Capitals Gm and first day on the job Montreal comes calling
To Wsh: 2013 2nd
To Mon: Tom Poti
The first several months saw several key Caps missing significant time w/ injuries (Backstrom, Brouwer, Green, Schultz).
Despit the injuries, on Jan 1, 2013 the Capitals lead the SE Division by 11 points over Carolina. The caps sat 9 points behind Montreal for first in the East. Ovi was a key part to the caps 22-12-4 start as he lead the NHL in goals with 25. Overall Wshington sat 3rd in the east and hungry for more momentum in the next few months heading up to the trade deadline.

The Capitals failed to keep the momentum from from 2012 and were 4-6-4 in January. Alex Ovechkin saw a slump of his own scoring just 3 goals in 14 games. Washington still maintained 3rd in the East and had a 5 point lead on Carolina. "It just didn't go our way in January," said the GM, "We are struggling."

February saw a blockbuster trade, Corey Perry was shipped to Philly for 2 1st round picks and youndster Scott Laughton. Washington got back on track in February and took a 33-22-7 record into the trade deadline (good for 3rd in the east). "We are being cautiosly optimistic," said the GM about trade outlooks for the team, "all things are on the table come deadline day."

Trade Deadline post to follow

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