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Despite trade rumors being floated about Mike Green's future, head coach Barry Trotz says Green is part of his plans in D.C., especially in a leadership role.
It's hard to dispute that the Capitals improved their blueline this week with the signing of free agents Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik, who left the Pittsburgh Penguins for D.C. That was the organization's top goal coming into the offseason to help restart a team that missed the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since 2007.
The Capitals added three more players and about $12 million to their annual payroll on Tuesday. Will they require more roster shuffling?
Washington took a step toward solving its weaknesses by signing free agent defenseman Matt Niskanen to a seven-year, $40.25 million contract and his former Pittsburgh Penguins teammate Brooks Orpik to a five-year deal worth $27.5 million.
When it comes to trade chips, the Caps own the 13th pick overall, along with three players that could interest other teams — forwards Marcus Johansson and Troy Brouwer and defenseman Mike Green.
The Capitals would like to find a defenseman who can complement Mike Green. Here's a few that might.
New general manager Brian MacLellan is familiar with this current roster as a longtime team executive in charge of player personnel. If he wants to put his own stamp on a franchise that missed the playoffs last season for the first time since 2007, MacLellan has the means to do so quickly.
The Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission said Democratic Rep. Romy Cachola misused campaign funds, and it asked him to pay nearly $70,000 in reimbursements and fines.
Perhaps no Capitals veteran faces a more uncertain future than defenseman Mike Green.