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Caps GM is open-minded about making a deal

Jun 28, 2013, 10:32 PM EDT

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While it appears that the trade waters are calm right now, Washington Capitals GM George McPhee told’s Chuck Gormley that he’s willing to hear a wide variety of offers.

“Yes, those are the discussions that are going on now with other clubs,” McPhee said earlier this week.

“What do you want to do? How do you want to do it? Does this fit for you if it fits for us? L.A. and Toronto did something that makes sense for both clubs. We’ll talk to everybody and see where it goes.”

McPhee isn’t shy about making moves during drafts. He’s done so in four of the last five years, including a deal that landed Mike Ribeiro in 2012. (Perhaps he’ll trade Ribeiro’s negotiating rights this year?)

Gormley reports that McPhee isn’t interesting in trading backup goalie Michal Neuvirth, who has drawn some interest from the Calgary Flames. So perhaps that’s one possible move to scratch off the list?


  1. esracerx46 - Jun 28, 2013 at 10:52 PM

    Aren’t all GM’s open to making draft day trades?

  2. 11blueshirts11 - Jun 28, 2013 at 11:15 PM

    I’m hearing he’s trying to acquire Vanek

  3. operwapitsai - Jun 28, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    throw Schultz at somebody

  4. tcclark - Jun 29, 2013 at 2:27 AM

    Coburn for Ovechkin? Ehhh probably not fair. Throw in Backstrom and we’ll call it even.

    • trick9 - Jun 29, 2013 at 9:37 AM

      Ovechkin for Giroux and Wells Fargo Center sounds more even.

      • baseballbarrister - Jun 29, 2013 at 10:28 AM

        I’d sell Crosby for Cheesesteak wit wiz

  5. whiskytango333 - Jun 29, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    He better do something….the cupcake southeast division is history.

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