Green, who signed a three-year contract with the Red Wings on Thursday, will be joining a team steeped in a tradition of winning and success. It’ll be up to him to see how much he wants to pursue it.
A day after picking up unrestricted free agent Justin Williams, formerly of the Kings, the Capitals traded Troy Brouwer, minor-league goaltender Pheonix Copley and a future draft pick to the Blues for Oshie.
Williams, a three-time winner of the Stanley Cup, signed a two-year contract late Wednesday night, choosing the Capitals after weighing his role with the team, the comfort of his family and his chances of winning another title.
Williams, who has won the Stanley Cup three times and was the Conn Smyth Trophy winner in 2014 while with the Kings, could provide the Capitals with the top-six wing they’ve been wanting.
Green signed a contract with the Red Wings on Thursday, bringing to an end a 10-year tenure with the Capitals that began when the team chose him in the first round of the draft in 2004.