This past Friday night, the NHL held it's first round of the Draft, which then continued on Saturday in rapid fashion with rounds 2-7. There was a ton of speculation going into Friday that there would be a ton of trades - including the first overall pick that belonged to the Florida Panthers.
Among the boos of the Philadelphia Flyers faithful, what was leading up to be an interesting night, turned out to be kinda dull. The Panthers held on to their pick in the end, taking Aaron Ekblad first over all.
On Monday, Caps GM Brian MacLellan addressed the media to annouce the promotion of Director of Pro Scouting Ross Mahoney to Assistant General Manager. The press conference quickly turned, however, to the plans that GMBM has for the Caps this upcoming summer.
MacLellan put to rest many of the questions that fans have been asking, most notably - what is the future for Mike Green here in Washington? There has been speculation that the Caps might trade Green or perhaps use their last compliance buy-out on him.
More speculation and rumors from around the league leading up to the NHL Entry Draft in two weeks.
Martin Brodeur - New Jersey Devils: Brodeur's time with the Devils is all but over, and he knows that. He even acknowledged that he needs to leave as to not be a distraction for the team. He wants to play, but has to know that he would religated to back up. There is speculation that the Pittsburgh Penguins might want Brodeur to split time with and mentor Marc-Andre Fleury. It's a good fit, and it's relatively close to home.
NHL Draft Day 2014 is coming up very soon for the Washington Capitals and new GM Brian MacLellan, and although there aren't any hints as to what he may or may not do with the current Capitals line up, the need for a few tweaks is definitely in order.
The Capitals had an up and down season under Adam Oates last year - mostly down - and the only highlight was Alex Ovechkin having another 50 goal season.
"...we’re probably better served at bringing in a fresh set of eyes and a fresh set of voices, and empowering a new team, a new group of executives, and listening to them, and listening to what they would do, because all we want to do is win a Stanley Cup.” - Ted Leonsis, from an interview on 106.7 The Fan.
A "fresh set of eyes" indeed.