"He expressed that he really wanted to be a part of it and win a Stanley Cup here," MacLellan said, according to Zac Boyer of the Washington Times. He also added that trading the winger was the hardest thing he's ever done as a general manager.
While both MacLellan and the Capitals players were certainly sorry to see him go, Laich's contract - which holds a $4.5-million cap hit this year and next - was limiting the team's ability to add more pieces at the trade deadline, and could have also hindered potential plans to lock up restricted free agents Marcus Johansson and Dmitry Orlov in the offseason.
The 32-year-old Laich has struggled this season, tallying just a goal and six assists in 60 games.
ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Wild have activated defenceman Jonas Brodin from injured reserve after he missed 12 games with a broken foot.
The NHL's trade deadline passed Monday without any major moves by the Wild, who acquired two minor-l...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Predators hope left-winger Filip Forsberg plays down the stretch the way he has been the past few games.
That way the fun, and the wins, will continue in Nashville.
Forsberg was named the first star of the week Monda...
Maroon, 28 on April 23, has four goals and nine assists in 56 games. He's a big man at 6-foot-3 and 229 pounds, and the Oilers were open about wanting to add size. Maroon set a career high in points last season, with 34 (nine goals) in 71 games.
The left winger's under contract through 2017-18 at a salary and cap hit of $2 million. He'll be replaced on the Ducks by Jamie McGinn, who Anaheim acquired at the trade deadline from the Buffalo Sabres.
The deal has an average annual value of $2.9 million, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman, and Jenner will be a restricted free agent in the summer of 2018.
Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said the following in a statement:
Boone Jenner is a terrific young player, who works extremely hard at both ends of the ice and is just beginning to scratch the surface of what he can be as a National Hockey League player. He has tremendous character and is an exemplary representative of our club on and off the ice.
Jenner, 22, has a career-high 22 goals and 13 assists in 63 games.
Here’s my take on the notable deals of the worst NHL trade deadline in recent history. Arizona Coyotes trade Mikkel Boedker to Colorado Avalanche for left wing Alex Tanguay and prospects Conner Bleackley and Kyle Wood. SPECTOR’S NOTE: Good move for both clubs. Avs get a speedy playmaker in Boedker who should provide additional scoring […]
MONTREAL - The Montreal Canadiens traded forward Devante Smith-Pelly to the New Jersey Devils for left-winger Stefan Matteau on Monday.
Smith Pelly, 23, had six goals and six assists in 46 games for Montreal this season. He had a goal in a 4-...