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So many options, not so many sellers.
With top center Nicklas Backstrom's return questionable for the regular season, Washington will acquire another center to take his place on the top line with Alexander Ovechkin.
Derek Roy (pictured above) is the most attractive option for Washington. Although his price tag will be hefty, Roy is a gifted center who has been on a tear lately.
Roy currently has an extra year left on his contract, but comes at an affordable $4 million per. The Buffalo Sabres, who have collapsed under their huge expectations will look to unload some salary after an extremely disappointing season.
Western teams currently out of contention include the Columbus Blue Jackets and Edmonton Oilers, who have reportedly dangled Derick Brassard and Sam Gagner respectively. Unfortunately for deadline buyers, Brassard might be coming off the table sooner than later with the trade of Jeff Carter to Los Angeles.
With so many bubble teams the Capitals will have a hard time finding Backstrom's replacement.