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Gormley: Caps win Oshie-Brouwer deal

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Gormley: Caps win Oshie-Brouwer deal

The full segment featuring Chuck Gormley will begin in the video player above momentarily.

After every trade in any sport, the immediate question is "Who won the trade?" In the case of the Caps-Blues deal that brought T.J. Oshie to Washington in exchange for Troy Brouwer, Caps Insider Chuck Gormley firmly believes the Caps got the better end of the deal.

In Oshie, the Caps got a top-six forward to add to Justin Williams, who signed yesterday for the Caps, and gave up a bottom-six forward in Brouwer, a prospect in goalie Pheonix Copley and a future third-round pick. 

Brouwer was a leader in the locker room and a solid contributor, but as Gormley points out was "miscast as a second-line winger," but brought a physical presence to the Caps and was a fan-favorite. Copley was a promising goalie, but became expendable after the Caps took a goalie the last two drafts. 

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10 changes that would make the NHL better

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10 changes that would make the NHL better

Hockey is one of the most incredible, compelling sports in the world. As fun as it is to watch on TV, it is even more compelling in person and fans in North America are treated to the best hockey in the world as played in the NHL.

But the NHL's not perfect.

SEE THE 10 CHANGES THAT WOULD MAKE THE NHL BETTER HERE

Just like every sports league, the NHL is always adjusting and making changes to the game in order to improve it through things like rule changes, expansion, playoff formats, etc.

No sport is perfect and hockey is not without its flaws, but there are a number of clear changes that could be made that would improve both the game and the league.

 SEE THE 10 CHANGES THAT WOULD MAKE THE NHL BETTER HERE

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Brian MacLellan got his day with the Stanley Cup over the weekend

Brian MacLellan got his day with the Stanley Cup over the weekend

Washington Capitals GM Brian MacLellan finally got his day. 

Over the weekend, MacLellan played host to the Stanley Cup, taking it home to his offseason house in Minnesota. 

MacLellan brought the Cup to Powderhorn Park, where a youth hockey tournament was being put on by the Herb Brooks Foundation. 

MacLellean talked with local media about the experience:

"It's a fun day, a fun day to see people react to the Cup," MacLellan told FOX 9 TV. "You know, it brings a lot of smiles to people's faces, people that sometimes don't get a chance to get close to it are getting an opportunity and it's fun to watch them enjoy it."

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