Annually, the NHL trade deadline is one of the most exciting days, as general managers across the league scramble to improve their teams in anticipation for the long months ahead. League officials and fans alike always have the date circled on the calendars as the most anxiety-and-tension filled day of the hockey season.
This year, the deadline is set for February 27th, and the Washington Capitals are sure to be active. After a 7-0-0 start to the season, the Caps have gone 18-19-3, and currently sit in eighth in the division, one point back from the Southeast Division lead.
George McPhee will be looking to improve his first line and add defensive depth. Here are some players he may have to part with in any trades on deadline day.