CAPITALS TRADE BACKSTROM TO CANADIANS FOR GALCHENYUK, TWO SECOND ROUND PICKS!
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It's not a deal either the Washington Capitals or the Montreal Canadians envisioned making when they drafted Backstrom, respectively, but years later it was a deal each team needed to make as the Capitals can no longer afford to keep Backstrom with Kuznetsov needing a new contract north of $6 million.
The clubs exchanged two second round selections on Thursday, and while the deal might appear skewed in the Canadians favour, digging a little deeper it's clear that this trade was one that aids both clubs in different ways. More details to follow pending official league confirmation when the NHL trade window re-opens on Friday June 23, 2017.
Derren Dregger TSN Twitter