I am so happy. Thank you Mr. McPhee. I truly believe Fedorov can show that he still has enough gas in his tank. He wants to play next season, for that he needs to show that he can still do it.
The rumor is that Fedorov is Bruce Boudreau's son's favorite player. We know that Bruce was receiving texts from his son what players he should put on Ovechkin line.
Now it is Fedorov. Thank you, son!
But seriously, you already see how Ovechkin has changed the hockey universe.
Cooke on TSN said that he was excited to be on the same team as Ovechkin. Fedorov's Dad said Fedorov wanted to try it with Ovechkin.
Huet was happy to get traded to the Caps, he said he won't have to paint his pads, waffle board, and glove. He requested he either get traded to the Jackets or the Caps. Huet also said he is excited to be playing with Ovechkin instead of against him.
When Yzerman came to Detroit, they were Dead Things, when he retired, they won 3 Cups and became a hockey town.
From Washington Post, Feb. 26:
With the Capitals in a season-threatening tailspin -- they've dropped five of the past six games (1-2-3) and enter tonight's game against Minnesota five points behind Carolina for the Southeast Division lead -- McPhee bolstered his lineup for the stretch run. Washington has 19 games remaining.
McPhee sent a second round pick in 2009 (the pick the Capitals acquired from Anaheim in exchange for Brian Sutherby earlier this season) to Montreal for the 32-year-old Huet, who posted a 21-12-6 record with a 2.55 goals against average and .916 save percentage with the Canadiens.
The addition of Huet gives the Capitals three goaltenders, including Olie Kolzig and Brent Johnson. Huet and Kolzig are unrestricted free agents at season's end.
The addition of Fedorov, 38, gives Washington the second line center the team has lacked since Michael Nylander underwent season-ending shoulder surgery in January. Fedorov had nine goals and 28 points in 50 games.
The most important deal, however, was landing Huet, who is widely considered one of the top goaltenders in the league. The 37-year-old Kolzig has been inconsistent this season, posting 21-19-6 record with a 3.03 goals against average and .888 save percentage, numbers that are well below his career 2.69 and .908.
"It was a surprise," said Coach Bruce Boudreau, who coached Huet in Manchester (AHL). "When we played Montreal, the talk was that Huet was one of the top 10 goaltenders in the league. So anytime you can acquire that, you acquire it."
Huet is expected to arrive during tonight's game against the Wild and take a physical. Fedorov is expected to arrive in Washington tomorrow, while Cooke could be delayed by a day or longer because of visa issues.