When Caps GM Brian MacLellan identifies a need or a weakness, he’s not one for half measures. We’ve seen this on multiple occasions, whether it was deciding the Caps needed defensive help in 2014, offensive talent in 2015, or, um, cap space (?) in 2017.
Already in the 2019 offseason, we’ve seen MacLellan make his first big move in shipping former Stanley Cup Champion Matt Niskanen to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for…Radko Gudas. And while Radko Gudas sounds like the name of a supervillain from Total Recall, there are some legitimate upsides to this trade.