Nice bit of payroll paring right there, not just for now, but for the outyears of that Clark deal. I liked Clark for his attitude, which should help in Columbus, but the team outgrew him, his numbers dropped off in the absence of first-line ice time (I like to call it Willsie Time), and he was an albatross.
Ovechkin will be wearing the C tonight, I imagine. Wonder if Laich would be well received by Ovechkin or not, because he is an excellent choice too.
Yeah, hard to complain about this move, regardless of the return. He was a decent pick up and player for the Caps the last few years. Space needed to be made for Karl, plain and simple. The arbitration ruling to me pretty much sealed his fate for anything long term, so getting something in return as compared to letting him walk makes sense.
If the injury bug returns, could present a problem, but overall should be fine.