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Caps make Moves at Trade Deadline

Postby Bob 0119 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:40 pm

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Capitals Acquire Right Wing Scott Walker from Carolina

Washington sends seventh-round pick in 2010 to Hurricanes



ARLINGTON, Va. –The Washington Capitals have acquired right wing Scott Walker from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a seventh-round pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.



Walker, 36, is in his 15th NHL season and his fourth season with Carolina . The 5’10”, 196-pound native of Cambridge , Ontario , has three goals and two assists in 33 games this year for the Hurricanes. Walker was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the fifth round with the 124th overall pick in the 1993 NHL Draft. He has played 820 career NHL games for Vancouver , Nashville and Carolina and has registered 149 goals, 245 assists and 1,153 penalty minutes. Walker has played in 29 career Stanley Cup playoff games, registering one goal and seven assists.


Scott Walker

Position: Right Wing

Birthday: July 19, 1973 ( Cambridge , Ontario )

Height: 5’10’’ Weight: 196 Shoots: Right

Acquired: From Carolina in exchange for Washington ’s seventh-round pick in the 2010 NHL Draft
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Postby Bob 0119 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:41 pm

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Capitals Acquire Center Eric Belanger from Minnesota

Washington sends second-round pick in 2010 to Wild



ARLINGTON, Va. –The Washington Capitals have acquired center Eric Belanger from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.

Belanger, 32, is in his 10th NHL season and his third season with Minnesota . The 5’11”, 187-pound native of Sherbrooke , Quebec , has 13 goals and 22 assists in 60 games to rank fifth in scoring for the Wild. He also ranks seventh in the NHL with a 57.6 faceoff percentage. Belanger was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the fourth round with the 96th overall pick in the 1996 NHL Draft. He has played 617 career NHL games for Los Angeles , Carolina , Atlanta and Minnesota and has recorded 119 goals and 174 assists. Belanger has played in 30 NHL Stanley Cup playoff games, registering two goals and four assists.

Belanger previously played for Washington coach Bruce Boudreau when both were with the AHL’s Lowell Lock Monsters from 1999-2001. He had 23 goals and 35 assists in 78 games under Boudreau.
Eric Belanger

Position: Center

Birthday: Dec. 16, 1977 ( Sherbrooke , Quebec )

Height: 5’11’’ Weight: 187 Shoots: Left

Acquired: From Minnesota in exchange for Washington ’s second-round pick in the 2010 NHL Draft
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Postby Bob 0119 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:44 pm

My first thought was "just what the Caps need; more forwards" but these guys don't look like firepower scorers as much as PKers.

Woulda been nice to see a big defender, but McPhee has been fairly on-point so far when it comes to talent. Chimera and Knuble didn't look like much when we first got them here.

We do seem to have an abundance of left wingers, and having another center that can win faceoffs is always welcome.
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Postby Sir_Monk » Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:58 pm

Bob 0119 wrote:My first thought was "just what the Caps need; more forwards" but these guys don't look like firepower scorers as much as PKers.

Woulda been nice to see a big defender, but McPhee has been fairly on-point so far when it comes to talent. Chimera and Knuble didn't look like much when we first got them here.

We do seem to have an abundance of left wingers, and having another center that can win faceoffs is always welcome.


Joe Corvo was not a bad upgrade over Pothier.
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Postby Bob 0119 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:05 am

Bob 0119 wrote:
Sorry guys, these came in late yesterday, and I'm sure you already heard about them.



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 3, 2010



Capitals Acquire Defenseman Milan Jurcina from Columbus

Washington sends conditional draft pick in 2010 to Blue Jackets



ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have acquired defenseman Milan Jurcina from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for a conditional draft pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.



Jurcina, 26, rejoins the Capitals after playing 27 games for Washington earlier this season before being sent to Columbus with Chris Clark in a Dec. 28, 2009, trade that brought Jason Chimera to the Capitals. He played 17 games for Columbus , recording one goal and two assists. He has one goal and six assists in 44 combined games this season. Jurcina recently represented Slovakia at the Olympics. He has a minor injury and may not be immediately available to play for the Capitals.



The 6’4”, 236-pound native of Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia, was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the eighth round, 241st overall in the 2001 NHL Draft. He has played in 319 career NHL games and has recorded 15 goals, 38 assists and 220 penalty minutes for Boston , Washington and Columbus .



Milan Jurcina

Defenseman

Ht.: 6’4” Wt.: 233 Shoots: Right

Born: June 7, 1983 ( Liptovsky Mikulas , Slovakia )

Drafted: Boston ’s eighth-round selection, 241st overall, in 2001 Entry Draft

Acquired: From the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for a conditional draft pick in the 2010 NHL Draft.
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Postby Bob 0119 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:06 am

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Capitals Acquire Defenseman Joe Corvo from Carolina

Washington sends Brian Pothier, Oskar Osala and second-round pick in 2011 to Hurricanes



ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have acquired defenseman Joe Corvo from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for defenseman Brian Pothier, forward Oskar Osala and a second-round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.



Corvo (KORE-voh), 32, is in his eighth NHL season and his third with Carolina . The 6’0”, 204-pound native of Oak Park , Ill. , has four goals, eight assists and only 12 penalty minutes in 34 games for the Hurricanes this year. Corvo was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the fourth round with the 83rd overall pick in the 1997 NHL Draft. He has played in 468 career NHL games with Los Angeles , Ottawa and Carolina and has recorded 66 goals and 146 assists.



Corvo previously played for Washington coach Bruce Boudreau when both were with the AHL’s Lowell Lock Monsters (2000-01) and the Manchester Monarchs (2001-03). He had 31 goals and 78 assists in 183 games under Boudreau.



Pothier (POH-thee-uhr), 32, is a 10-year pro who has spent the last four seasons with the Capitals. The New Bedford. , Mass. , native had four goals and seven assists in 41 games with the Capitals this season.



Osala (OH-sah-lah), 22, was Washington ’s fourth-round selection, 97th overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He has spent most of the past two seasons with the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League, appearing in two games for the Capitals last season. He has 15 goals and 14 assists in 53 games for the Bears this season.


Joe Corvo

Position: Defenseman

Birthday: June 20, 1977 ( Oak Park , Ill. )

Height: 6’0’’ Weight: 204 Shoots: Right

Acquired: From Carolina in exchange for Brian Pothier, Oskar Osala and Washington’s second-round draft pick in the 2011 NHL Draft.
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Postby Bob 0119 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:12 am

Sir_Monk wrote:
Bob 0119 wrote:My first thought was "just what the Caps need; more forwards" but these guys don't look like firepower scorers as much as PKers.

Woulda been nice to see a big defender, but McPhee has been fairly on-point so far when it comes to talent. Chimera and Knuble didn't look like much when we first got them here.

We do seem to have an abundance of left wingers, and having another center that can win faceoffs is always welcome.


Joe Corvo was not a bad upgrade over Pothier.



Yeah, I don't really know enough about Corvu to say. Pothier was pretty good, and I'm sorry to see him go. Hope Corvu is as you say.

Jurcina coming back is also nice! Sucks that he's not going to be ready until the playoffs (if even by then).
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