Found February 27, 2012 on Rock the Red:
For weeks, many have said that what the Washington Capitals needed was a spark offensively, and that that spark would come in the form of a center.  The conventional wisdom, of course, was that George McPhee would make his move at the trade deadline, as he has in the past. And yet, as Monday’s 3 PM deadline came and went, the Capitals stood pat. Immediately, the vitriol on Twitter abounded.  Some said that the Capitals have “given up” by not making any moves.  That George McPhee should be fired because his lack of action on Monday confirmed that he has no idea what he is doing and should be replaced.  How could a team in such dire straits as Washington possibly go through the trade deadline without acquiring anything? The answer is simple: there was nothing out there that would have addressed Washington’s glaring, and critical, hole at center.  It's their only obvious need, and the general manager knows it. “We would have added something to the team if we thought it would ...
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