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LeBrun: Capitals, Sharp Are A Fit

Pierre LeBrun was on Montreal’s TSN 690 on Tuesday evening.

As part of a larger discussion on the Chicago Blackhawks and potential cap-related moves this summer:

“Patrick Sharp is a guy that I think still has some good hockey left in him. He’s a clutch player. He’s got three Cups under him. And he’s also lived the experience of going from the worst team in the league, basically, to building a dynasty. That’s a pretty valuable process to have under your belt. It’s not just dropping in on a team and winning a bunch of Cups. He went from the bottom to the top and I think there’s some valuable experience there.

“I think the Washington Capitals are a team that I see as a fit for him – among the many – but I think they would like to add a top-6 player there and a guy that’s won. We know what the Caps’ issues are, right? So that would be an interesting fit for me. But who knows?

“The bottom line is this – because of his age and the fact that Teravainen is pushing from behind and Brandon Saad is already a top-6 star really in his time. It might have even been time for the Hawks to do this even if they didn’t have the cap crunch, just because of the top-6 talent they have – the top-9 talent they have.

“So it’ll be interesting to sort of find out where he lands, unless Stan Bowman has a couple of tricks up his sleeve where it’s not Patrick Sharp and we’re not seeing it in front of our eyes, that would be a bet for me.”

Source: TSN 690/ Transcript: Nichols

  • Jrlobo

    Based on rumors, Sharp is a locker room cancer the Caps don’t need, plus Blackhawks will want talented youth and draft picks because of their cap situation. The Oilers are a better fit for the Hawks, based on their youth, prospects and expected draft position.

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  • Aaron Contic

    I’d be cool with Sharp here is Washington, but it comes down to what Chicago wants for him. They won’t get our 2015 first rounder though.

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