Alan May on the Caps options at the trade deadline
CSN Washington dot com. Allen George -- he's got some big decisions to make or maybe the biggest decision is to absolutely do nothing if you are make the what do you do Allen. Well I I play it by how the next few days ago and they have three big games by Tuesday they're playing in Buffalo tonight they play Philly tomorrow night and then there on the road again in Carolina. They have to have success these next three games to get what you wanna have at least two. Two wins in the next three but you know what if you're doing it there they have some holes that they need to fill. And I think if you're still in the hunt you have to trade to make the team stronger and I -- in the left wing and -- the -- -- those areas of most need right now. No one of the guys has been a key piece to their success this season has been relatively consistent players Mike Rivera but he's he's. On the trading block what's his future going to be you think of washing -- is there one. I don't think there's he's on the trading block unless someone comes and they traded our Cody and Cody can the good young hockey player but he's not -- -- you. If Mike Ribeiro leads at the end of the season. If you wanna send a message your team that your series you finally have the second line center that you need. And after Mike Ribeiro and he fit in well on the power plays for them well first -- with Alexander Ovechkin. And the risk of losing him at the end of the season. I don't think you have to worry about that right now he wants a six year contract I don't think anyone league's going to give it to him. He'll hold -- to try to get him signed to a reasonable amount a year is a reasonable amount of money. But you could trade him if someone blow your socks off and really offers you something. That you didn't expect then you have to worry about what you do there but it would have to be a really good hockey -- -- some and he could really go for in the future with. -- -- has been whether most consistent players I don't Jeff Schultz he could also be rumored to be on the trading block he's in tonight's lineup no longer a healthy scratch with his story. Boy you know what he just -- to play while when he's in the lineup and you know what -- is not a whole lot of value right now because he has he's been healthy scratch the last four games. He's had somewhat of a tough season. And he is the guy he's got his eight you'd think that there's some value form yet but he have to play well he is the big player he needs some I think he -- Maybe he needs to move to be. Did the best Jeff Schultz and he can -- right now just a matter of getting him -- him in the lineup he's played well against the Sabres this season but don't think you really read too much into it right now the capitals. Put him back in and improve Roddick and Erskine back in the lineup they're gonna have ten healthy defensemen and that. Makes them have have so much more depth at the defensive position and had a month ago so certainly. It you know it took traded defenseman is not gonna -- the Washington Capitals because you look at can product what he's done or. Let's ski and what he's done they've really improved this team and the way players like John Erskine getting him back healthy. It there there are much stronger team defense and they were two months ago and that's a good problem to have. CSN Washington dot com.