Nicklas Backstrom out for long term
ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Washington Capitals pulled a surprise at the NHL trade deadline -- by making no trades at all.
The Capitals opted to stay put Monday, even though they could use a center while Nicklas Backstrom is out long-term with a concussion -- and even though they have two veterans who have been deemed dispensable in the last week.
"We probably talked to every club, it seems, 10-to-15 times in the last three or four days," general manager George McPhee said. "We would have ...
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