What Will Washington Do…

12/19/2009
Anaheim Ducks v New Jersey Devils

…with all that cap room?

With the loan of Michael Nylander to Grand Rapids of the NHL, the Capitals gained financial flexibility which should allow them to acquire some help in areas they deem necessary.  As of this writing, the Caps 24 wins lead the League making the average fan ask: How can they possibly get better?

Corey Masisak of The Washington Times lists five speculative picks that would bolster this team as they prepare for a lengthy playoff campaign.  As the team stands there is little need for improvement but one could make a case for another top defender.

As we know from our history watching the playoffs, depth is key.  The team’s current construction has featured numerous players shifting up and down the teams forward lines as coach Bruce Boudreau dealt with injuries and juggling in order to find the proper mix.  Still Masisak believes the most glaring need is this top defenseman. His solution: Scott Niedermayer.

Niedermayer currently captains the Anaheim Ducks and has lead them, as well as his former team the New Jersey Devils, to the Stanley Cup.  In addition, this may be the last year in the NHL for the 36-year-old.  Although he only has three goals on the season, he would become a powerful weapon on the Washington powerplay, something dreams are made of.  He along with Mike Green would give them two elite puck-moving defensemen which would be incredibly dangerous for this already powerful offense.

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Goalie Starters 12/19/2009

12/19/2009
Wild vs. Coyotes

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Injury Updates 12/18/2009

12/18/2009
Ottawa Senators v New Jersey Devils

This thread will be updated all day, so keep refreshing it as the day goes along. Just a quick note, if I omitted a source it is due to a previous report with no recent updates. Here are your injury updates for tonight:

Injuries Tonight

Ottawa Senators

  • Nick Foligno set to miss two weeks. [Bob MacKenzie]
  • Pascal Leclaire travelling with the team. [Senators.com]
  • Jason Spezza, Chris Neil and Shean Donovan remain out.

New Jersey Devils

  • Dainius Zubrus close to returning. [Fire & Ice]
  • David Clarkson and Paul Martin still out.

Toronto Maple Leafs

  • Jonas Gustavsson serving as Toskala’s backup. Luke Schenn back in.  [Jonas Siegel]
  • John Mitchell, Carl Gunnarson and Mike Van Ryn still out.

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Goalie Starters 12/18/2009

12/18/2009
Buffalo Sabres v Toronto Maple Leafs

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Goalie Starters 12/15/2009

12/15/2009
Pittsburgh Penguins v Florida Panthers

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Goalie Starters 12/12/2009

12/12/2009
New York Rangers v Ottawa Senators

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Goalie Starters 12/09/2009

12/09/2009
Washington Capitals v New Jersey Devils

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