Friday, November 21, 2008

Breaking news!!! Nylander trade to Chicago imminent!

According to the Suntimes and the Fourth Period, the Washington Capitals will soon trade (likely Friday) centre Michael Nylander in exchange for forward/defenseman Dustin Byfuglien and veteran Brent Sopel.

Sopel and Byfuglien were late minute healthy scratches for tonight's game against the Stars. As for Nylander he had to play because the Caps were short on bodies, because of multiple injuries.

Nylander's cap hit is $4.875 million, as for Byfuglien it's $3 million per year and Sopel it's $2.5 million per season.

Nylander still has a house in Chicago; therefore, he is expected to lift his no-trade clause to move there.

Stay tuned!

3 comments:

Richard-Steven Williams said...

Nylander hasn't fired in Washington and Byfuglien would probably fit well in a Caps shirt after struggling in Chicago. Good trade all round.

Anonymous said...

I think the immediate need for Chicago is a number 2 centreman. But to me this is a desperation trade being made by a GM that in my opinion will be gone next year anyways. If they don't make the playoffs this year it will be a huge dissapointment and that is why they are trading a 23 year old Byfuglien for a 36 year old Nylander.

Anonymous said...

THis trade is not done yet.

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