Friday, December 28, 2007

A Trade Rumor That Doesn't Involve Ovechkin (Or A Trade Rumor, Really)

Thanks to a recent hot streak, Caps blueliner Brian Pothier is now on the trade rumor radar in a League starved for two-way defensemen. But with another two years and $5 million left on his current contract, even if the Caps were to fall out of contention, I'd be surprised if they would move the 30-year-old rearguard, who seems to finally be settling into his role on this team as a solid second-/third-pairing defenseman who can play in all situations. Of course, perhaps a trade is part of the bigger plan, so what do I know (I'm still waiting on an explanation of how he went from week-to-week with a broken thumb to missing one game)?

Incidentally, Potsy is the third Caps defenseman this season to go on a three-goals-in-five-games streak (Mike Green and Jeff Schultz being the others) as we all still anxiously await Tom Poti's first one-goal-in-one-game streak of the year.

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