It’s no secret that the Washington Capitals have been under some major heat in the 2012-2013 season.
Their fans have seen poor play all across the board, and have been looking forward to changes. Many expect the Capitals to still make a run at the playoffs, but they will have to be perfect from here on out.
Some are looking forward to making the team better for future seasons, and they will be happy with the moves the organization made in the previous few days, as Washington dealt one player and a pick to different teams in exchange for two young and exciting prospects.
The first move that GM George McPhee made was acquiring 26-year old defenseman Chay Genoway from the Minnesota Wild. McPhee had to give up a conditional seventh round pick for the young minor leaguer, but it could be something that the GM is thankful for later.
Genoway is a great hockey player who has tallied 19 points in 53 games for the Wild affiliate Aeros. He had a fantastic career in college at the University of North Dakota, averaging just under a point per game as a defenseman. Genoway will be playing for Hershey in the minors.
In a player-for-player deal, the Capitals ended up giving up defenseman Kevin Marshall from the Hershey Bears to gain a new forward in Nicolas Deschamps. Deschamps was drafted in the second round by the Anaheim Ducks, but ended up in Toronto. Deschamps will also report to Hershey to play for the Bears alongside Genoway.
Washington is looking to get younger and more talented. These moves help them do just that!