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Viktor Stalberg is a younger, cheaper, more productive version of Jason Chimera.
This 27-year-old Swede has the same blinding speed as the 34-year-old Canadian and would be a suitable replacement for Chimera if the Capitals decide to part ways with the suddenly underachieving winger via offseason trade.
In fact, Stalberg may represent an upgrade from Chimera.
Since the 2009-10 season, Stalberg has scored 52 goals in 243 games, or 0.22 goals per game. In that same period, Chimera has scored 48 goals in 288 games, or 0.16 goals per game.
This four-year period represents Stalberg's first four seasons in the league, meaning he can still reach his full potential. Chimera, on the other hand, may have already reached his during the 2011-12 season.
Furthermore, Chimera's contract paid him $1,700,000 in 2012-13, representing a $1,750,000 cap hit. The Caps could get more bang for their buck by paying Stalberg a similar amount of money over a two-year contract.