IMO salary cap would be the only reason they would trade him. They can choose TVR at 800k and save almost 2m to the cap that they can spend on a forward. Or it might be they just need to get under the cap. I am not close enough to those numbers to know. Some here think the Caps NEED a forward while others expect McMichael on the team and others yet say both are needed. My view is that Sprong Kovalchuk's roster spot and Sprong and Panik will battle for the 3rw spot. The first back up forward will be a call up. Are the Caps over the salary cap now? If they are 7 figures over with LTIR already accounted for, then somebody is going. Makes sense it would be Jensen. Lastly, I dont get the LaDue thing. He is a 28 year old AHL player with 69 nhl games in his career. Fehervary played more NHL games than LaDue did last season.