Rejoint: juill. 2018
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While I am not sold on Washington still being a contender, they are having a nice and tidy offseason so far.
Upgrading their goaltending to Kuemper and adding Strome and Brown to their forward group is solid work. The fact that in total they basically did all of that without hurting their future outlook. They got about as much back for Vanecek as they paid for Brown, so they basically added their biggest needs without having to blow up their cap or go longer term than they are hoping their current window is (Ovie's current deal).
I know every team's goal is to win a Stanley cup, but it's probably just as important to stay reasonably competitive while Ovi is chasing the record, and I think they took a good step toward that this offseason. Brown's a solid middle six winger who can do a bit of everything. Good get, and they smartly pushed the pick until 2024, so they can hold the remaining picks they have left for what is supposedly a deeper 2023 draft.