Washington Capitals: Washington gave up its gritty captain in a trade with Colorado, but the Capitals are hoping Bates Battaglia can provide the same element as Steve Konowalchuk. It also helps that Battaglia is younger and a little cheaper and the Caps got a 19-year-old prospect in the deal that included a draft pick going to the Avalanche.
MORE NHL HEADLINES
- Penguins sign forward Spaling to 2-year deal
- Goalie Lehner signs extension with Senators
- Canes captain Staal has core muscle surgery
- King, L.A. agree to 3-year, $5.85 million deal