Take a deep breath and exhale before you read this:
Alex Ovechkin for Rick Nash. Straight up.
A year ago, George McPhee was a buyer before the NHL trade deadline, adding forward Jason Arnott and defenseman Dennis Wideman to a team everyone saw as a Stanley Cup contender.
With less than a week remaining before Mondays 3 p.m. NHL trade deadline and the Capitals losers of five of their last six, the question must be asked:
In the past week, Dale Hunter has made some unpopular decisions in the Capitals locker room by scratching Mike Knuble three straight games and benching goaltender Michal Neuvirth in favor of minor-