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Washington swings pair of minor deals

Feb 2, 2012, 5:23 PM EDT

The Washington Capitals made a pair of deals on Thursday involving four minor-league players.

The first trade saw Washington send RW Matt Ford to Philadelphia in exchange for defenseman Kevin Marshall. Ford has yet to play in an NHL contest while Marshall appeared in 10 games for the Flyers this season and had a sweet dancing cameo during HBO’s 24/7:

The second deal saw the Caps flip Danny Richmond to Colorado for center Mike Carman. Richmond has 49 games of NHL experience with the Carolina Hurricanes and Chicago Blackhawks, while Carman thrice represented Team USA at the World Junior Championships (from 2006-08.)

Both Marshall and Carman will report to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League, according to Caps GM George McPhee.

  1. dougr42 - Feb 2, 2012 at 5:44 PM

    So this a prelude to the Flyers trading for a d-man, right? RIGHT?!

  2. philsosexy - Feb 2, 2012 at 5:48 PM

    These are some bold moves…I feel this is exactly what Washington needs to do to get this season turned around lol

  3. icelovinbrotha215 - Feb 2, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    Hmm. Interesting move by the FlyBoys. I liked Marshall but they are deep with NHL-ready defensive prospects. Hopefully this is move is a precursor for more to come.

  4. t9tookey - Feb 2, 2012 at 7:58 PM

    Not sure this really does much for Washington but it helps the veteran logjam in Hershey. Hopefully nobody has to sit anymore because of having too many “veterans” on the roster!

  5. capsfan36 - Feb 2, 2012 at 9:03 PM

    What kind of name is philsosexy anyway? I bet it took you all day to think of that comment… kid over there lol lol

  6. mrskunitzdrippinlips - Feb 2, 2012 at 10:17 PM

    anyone who trades for a filthy flyer should be shot and bukakke’d on

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