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05-16-2013, 11:32 PM
Join Date: Jan 2007
If the Caps trade Backstrom they will regret it. They should deal Ovechkin for major pieces (and salary relief) to go out and build teams similar to the Hunter, Hatcher, Stevens, Gartner, Johansson teams of the 80s. I also think they should move Green.
The Caps should call up Florida (who is always willing to spend and try to make a splash) and offer them......
Ovechkin and Green
Bjugstad, Gudbranson, Howden, 2nd overall pick in 2013 and 2014 1st rounder
With the 2nd overall pick take Jonathan Drouin.
.... That is a whole lot of youth, character and talent right there.
Backsrom, like most Swedes, has a very good work ethic, heart and all-around game. I think he would excel as the leader of an Ovechkin-less Caps team that is constructed around young, fast legs and character.
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