Deadline Day, 2:30 p.m.
Sorry for the lack of updates over the last hour, as you no doubt know by now, Dainius Zubrus is a member of the Buffalo Sabres. He and defenseman Timo Helbling went to Buffalo for the Sabres’ No. 1 pick in 2007 and center Jiri Novotny, a former first-round choice. The Caps got more for Zubrus than St. Louis got for Billy Guerin.
I’ve been in the Caps’ war room with George McPhee and the scouting staff here, at George’s invitation, for the last hour-plus. It’s been quite an enlightening experience, and I’ll write more about it when I get a chance. The phone calls are still going back and forth in here, with less than 30 minutes to go until deadline.
The Caps still have a few irons in the fire here, so another deal or two may materialize.