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McPhee says trade talks picking up

Sep 25, 2013, 11:04 AM EDT

George McPhee

It’s not like his phone was ringing off the hook with trade ideas or anything, but Washington general manager George McPhee did admit Tuesday that he’d spoken with a few of his counterparts around the league about potential moves.

“I had a couple calls already and we’re just starting to pick up to see what teams are looking to do,” McPhee said, per the Washington Post. “We’ll see what happens over the next few days. I don’t know that we’ll actually make a trade, we’ll see. There are different ways to do things with the cap and with your roster that you’re not going to lose anybody you don’t want to lose.”

There are teams out there — e.g. the New Jersey Devils, after they signed Damien Brunner — that need to pare down their rosters before the regular season starts Oct. 1.

In some cases, a team may seek to trade a player that it would prefer to send to the minors, but thinks that player would be picked up on waivers. Which is to say, don’t hold your breath for any major trades, but you can probably expect some tinkering in the next few days.

Related: Meszaros ‘not thinking about’ trade speculation

  1. wingz101 - Sep 25, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    How does McPhee ever keep his job? When was the last time any of his moves made the caps better than the year before?

  2. dolfandon - Sep 25, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    Can McPhee trade himself … Oh right, no other team in the league would have him.

  3. kingsforever - Sep 25, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    Kings have 9 Dmen on 1 way contracts.

    So let’s trade Jeff Schultz to Philly already for a pick

    • phillyphanatic77 - Sep 25, 2013 at 2:11 PM

      As was said, Schultz is not exactly a sought after commodity. And the Flyers currently have 9 or 10 defensemen themselves so it’s not gonna happen. I mean is Schultz better than Meszaros? No. Grossmann? No. Even Gustafsson? Probably not.

    • bethgoesglobal - Sep 25, 2013 at 5:43 PM

      Check it:

      Schultz is no longer a Capital, he was bought out this summer. In fact, he was picked up by the KINGS and signed to a one year contract.

  4. dipthatchip - Sep 25, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    not a single team wants Jeff Schultz. He’s the Kings’ one way contract cross to bear now, haha.

    • bethgoesglobal - Sep 25, 2013 at 5:45 PM

      My bad- should have finished reading all the comments before I called out kingsforever and phillyphan…

  5. endusersolutions2013 - Sep 25, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    If the Caps or anyone else is interested in an experienced Dman, Sheldon Brookbank for a draft pick, please pick up the phone and dial Stan Bowman;)

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