It's easy to get antsy in these long summer months, especially in D.C. It's hot. It's humid. Any remnant of decent television left has been put on hold for two whole weeks by tape-delayed sports—and not even the good kind. That, or it's watch nothing but baseball games, which are the appropriate summer sport because each one of them seem about as long as this miserable offseason.
So instead, we Washington Capitals fans have to sit here in the boiling heat of August, the season opener still two solid months away (we hope), and think about five postseason defeats in a row, wondering for the millionth time where it all went wrong while crying into an Alexander Semin jersey.
And with another season approaching, a hockey fan's fancy turns to trades. Hey, at least it's something to do. Who can we trade? What can we get for him? Let's ship out Alex Ovechkin for Cal Clutterbuck and a box of Girl Scout thin mints!
Sometimes, it's best to stick with the hand you've got. And there are a lot of reasons that now is not the time to be wheelin' and dealin' for the 2012-13 Washington Capitals.