Why Friday’s Capitals-Avalanche trade could hurt Devils’ chance at signing John Carlson

The Washington Capitals and Colorado Avalanche broke the ice on trades at the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft on Friday, when the Avalanche sent the 47th overall pick to the Capitals for goalie Philipp Grubauer and defenseman Brooks Orpik.

That simple trade could have a big impact on the Devils ‘ chances of signing Capitals defenseman John Carlson, who can become a free agent on July 1.

The Capitals have approximately $21 million in cap space following the trade, which should be enough to pay the $7 or $8 million Carlson could get in free agency.

The window isn’t completely closed for the Devils and other NHL teams hopeful to pull Carlson away from the Capitals, but Washington’s chances of retaining its top defenseman drastically improved with Friday’s trade.

After allowing Haloti Ngata to walk in free agency and trading Akeem Spence to the Miami Dolphins, the Lions’ top defensive tackles are fellow Crimson Tide player A’Shawn Robinson and Sylvester Williams, who is now on his third team in three years. Williams finished as the NFL’s 90th-best defensive tackle in Bleacher Report’s NFL1000 series, while Robinson ranked 76th.

If Hand can get going early, he may end up with a starting job as a rookie—a rarity in today’s NFL.  

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Despite carrying the ball 153 times last year, Jamaal Williams averaged a paltry 3.6 yards per carry. He was the Packers’ go-to guy inside the 10-yard line and as a pass Cheap Jerseys MLB China protector, but he had only one carry of 15 yards or more all season.

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