2014 NHL Trade Deadline: Last-Minute Deals Washington Capitals Should Pursue

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2014 NHL Trade Deadline: Last-Minute Deals Washington Capitals Should Pursue
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With the NHL trade deadline fast approaching, it looks like it may be time for George McPhee to once again swing for the fences.

Over the past seven years, McPhee's brought in former All-Stars such as Sergei Fedorov, Jason Arnott, Cristobel Huet and Viktor Kozlov, and he has consistently made moves that have helped Washington make the postseason.

Of course, not all of McPhee's swaps have gone according to plan, as few would call his decision to flip Filip Forsberg for Michael Latta and Martin Erat a good one in hindsight. However, in fairness to the longtime Capitals GM, no one could've predicted Erat's rapid decline in production. 

As of now, it looks like the first domino may have fallen for the Caps, as ESPN's reporting that McPhee's landed Anaheim Ducks forward Dustin Penner in return for a fourth-rounder, which is a fantastic pickup for this team.

Looking ahead to the March 5 deadline, here's a look at some of the other targets the Caps should be considering in order to move into the postseason picture.

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