George McPhee was a little coy last week when asked about the Capitals’ plan leading up to today’s 3 p.m. trade deadline.
He’s played just 10 games for the Capitals this season, but defenseman Jack Hillen showed general manager George McPhee enough to earn himself a two-year extension worth $1.4 million.
Sudden thoughts and second thoughts following the Capitals’ 5-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes Tuesday night in Raleigh:
Tuesday was a good day for Capitals defensemen Steve Oleksy, John Erskine and Nate Schmidt.
For Dmitry Orlov and Tomas Kundratek, not so much.