Caps to pursue top d-man (and perhaps aggressively pursue)


From CSN Washington’s Chuck Gormley, after Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan held a conference call earlier today:

It’s that second tweet, about getting aggressive to land a top defenseman, that drew our attention. In unrestricted free agency, the options are limited for MacLellan, with Matt Niskanen, Dan Boyle and Andrei Markov among the top names available. The former is 27 years old and in line for a big contract; the other two are aging blue-liners whose best years are behind them.

MacLellan could also get aggressive in a trade. (I threw out the name Jason Garrison on Twitter, and was promptly rebuffed by Caps fans. Feel free to throw out your own ideas in the comments section.)

CSN Washington has more from MacLellan’s call here.