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xbleed83bluex wrote:Johnson and Brewer for Ovechkin
glen a richter wrote:xbleed83bluex wrote:Johnson and Brewer for Ovechkin
I'd take it, and so would any Blues fan.
In all reality, there's no way this involves Ovechkin at all. If they actually are shopping Johnson to Washington, my expectation would be to maybe get Alex Semin or Mike Green.
Leedog wrote:I would guess the Caps are in the mode of trying to win a cup this year, not trading star caliber players from their roster for someone who is a step down from that now but with upside.
Got a tip from a friend in New York that George McPhee is on the prowl. I also saw something on hockey buzz.com about the Caps talking to a couple of teams but it mentioned the Blues by name. I know from speaking to the Caps beat writer that they are looking for a big defenseman with a right shot that can clear creases. Based on your roster you only really have one guy the Caps might be interested in and that would be Johnson. Johnson appears to be a RFA at the end of this season so I was wondering what you guys thought of him. As I look at Brewer and Jackman I see lefty shots and big salaries that would be rentals. If the Caps landed Johnson he would go on the line with Karl Alzner for the next 10 years. I’m pretty sure he would demand a heavy price but the Caps are busting at the seams with prospects/players at virtually every position except of course big, crease clearing defensemen.
The Caps just signed Alex Semin to a 1 year extension but I doubt they will be able to keep him. Semin is more talented than Ovechkin but he can kill you some nights as well when he plays lazy hockey. I’m pretty sure Semin will be one the NHL stars of the week because he almost had multiple hat tricks this week against quality opponents. I’m pretty sure the Caps would have to throw in a player or another prospect but Semin could very well be that top scorer if the two teams are talking trade. I forgot to mention the Caps have three stellar young goalies in Varlamov, Neuvirth and the best kid is down in Hershey right now shutting down the AHL in his first full year Braden Holtby. The Caps definitely have the players/prospects to make a deal but with the Caps doing so well right now I’m not sure how much McPhee wants to change that room.
I believe the Blues are still in the hunt so I guess these talks (if happening) are at the theoretical stage. The Caps took the eventual Stanley Cup Champion Pens to 7 games so they really don’t have to change much but I’m following the bread crumbs.
glen a richter wrote:You know what? I'd do it.
Johnson + Conklin for Semin + Varlamov
Varlamov + Bishop between the pipes next season
Call up Junland
Headline in the paper: Blues' Johnson Produces Semin.section319 wrote:So, people are against trading too much for Kovalchuk but are willing to give up Johnson for Semin?
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