CAPITALS ACQUIRE ERIC BELANGER
The Washington Capitals acquired center Eric Belanger from the Minnesota Wild for a second-round draft pick in 2010.
What does it give the Washington Capitals
The Capitals get another sound role player in Belanger, who should be a penalty-killer and checker for the Caps. He raises his game at the right time, so he should help Washington in their quest for the Cup.
What does it give the Minnesota Wild
Since Belanger was a potential unrestricted free agent, the Wild did very well to land a second-round draft pick at this time. The Wild are still on the outside looking in for a playoff spot, so losing Belanger will be felt in the short term. Value-wise, it's a good move.
a second-round draft pick in 2010