Monster Trade Rumor Between Capitals and Avalanche

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The Washington Capitals are in a fight for a playoff spot in 2017. Capitals GM Brian MacLellan needs to make a big trade in the middle of the season.

Patrick Greissing speculates on a 5 player trade between the Washington Capitals and Colorado Avalanche.

Washington sends Marcus Johansson, Dmitry Orlov, Daniel Winnik and a first-round pick to Colorado. In return the Avalanche trade to Washington Matt Duchene, Fedor Tyutin, and a second-round pick.

This would provide the Capitals with a top-six forward in Duchene that is capable of playing center or the wing, and decent third pairing defenseman, plus they would create $1.4 million in salary cap space for a later move at the trade deadline.

The Avalanche would acquire a solid two way forward in Johansson and a top-four blueliner in Orlov, which is what they likely want in a deal for Duchene.

What do you think about this potential trade between Capitals and Avalanche?

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