Radko Gudas recently traded orange for red. The defenseman who spent three seasons with the Tampa Bay Lightning and four seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers will now call the Washington Capitals home. What can the franchise – and the fans – expect from the physical, penalty-prone and combative Czechoslovakian? The Capitals acquired defenseman Radko Gudas
© Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports Capitals free up some cash to attempt to sign free agents Elliotte Friedman: It wouldn’t be a surprise if the Washington Capitals used some of the salary cap space they gained in the Matt Niskanen-Radko Gudas trade to re-sign Carl Hagelin. Brian McNally: The Capitals needed some extra salary cap
© Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports The Philadelphia Flyers have sent defenseman Radko Gudas to the Washington Capitals for defenseman Matt Niskanen. Pierre LeBrun: The Flyers will be retaining 30 percent of Gudas’ salary. He carries a $3.35 million salary cap hit and will be a UFA after this season. The 32-year old Niskanen was drafted
Leafs could use some help on the PK Luke Fox of Sportsnet: The Toronto Maple Leafs could stand to improve their penalty kill. Two of their top four most used penalty killers could be on their way out of town. Defenseman Ron Hainsey is a UFA and forward Connor Brown is in the rumor mill.
Mitch Marner, Mike Babcock, and the Toronto Maple Leafs Jonas Siegel of The Athletic: Mitch Marner contract talk presents as a contentious topic. Marner possesses much leverage tallying 94 points last season and an expectation of even high next year. Kyle Dubas knows this and playmakers like him are rare. Marner established himself as an