There's breaking news coming out of the US Capital, where the Washington Capitals and Dallas Stars made a blockbuster deal that sends...
All-Star Defencemen Andrei Markov and Tomas Kana to the Dallas Stars, in exchange for Tim Connolly and contract holdout Nik Antropov.
There was speculation that Markov was being shopped around mid-way of the season, and that the Capitals were trying to get help up front.
Markov just signed a big money deal with the Capitals and was dissappointed to be moved for the second time by the Capitals, but he was happy he'll be playing for a team fighting for a playoff spot rather than competing for last place.
"I really wanted to stay, I know I wasn't playing my best hockey here and maybe change will be good. I look forward to playing in Dallas."
Tim Connolly the stars leading scorer was shocked he was being moved during a career year.
"I woke up today and my agent called me to tell me i was traded. I thought he was just kidding around and took awhile to sink in. Turned on the sports news and there it was."
"I look forward to playing on a team on the rebuild and on its way up. Ive got to make the most of it, this year will be tough."
Nik Antropov was of the more excited players of the deal as he might get a chance to play now.
"Maybe i get my contract now and play."