Thursday, February 01, 2007

Milan Jurcina Traded

Not a big trade and not a shocker. Jerky hasn't been playing much all season, and was the odd man out whenever the team carried an extra defencmen. With Jason York back in the lineup after his knee injury and Bobby Allen playing well, Jurcina is the best choice to be traded. The Bruins got Washington's 2008 4th round draft pick in return. Jurcina showed a lot of promise last year but just couldn't get it together this season. He should be able to get more playing time in Washington right away:
''This acquisition is consistent with what we are trying to accomplish,'' Capitals GM George McPhee said in a statement. ''Milan Jurcina is a young guy with some growth potential. We expect that he will help our penalty kill right away and we look forward to seeing how else he can help us in the long term.''



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