This post is part of a series in which we enter an alternative universe where I get to call the shots during the Caps offseason.
Yesterday, I wrote about filling the Caps hole in the top six with Patrick Sharp. For the tl; dr crowd, this is what my Caps top-six looks like now:
I also touched on the Caps’ depth forwards who would find themselves in the top six if poor play or an injury left a void there.
The Caps could stand to acquire some more scoring depth, but that’s an issue for another day. Today, we’re shifting focus to the Caps bottom six, specifically the third-line center role. Eric Fehr, who apparently won’t be re-signed, has been the team’s primary third-line center over the past two seasons.
But this isn’t Brian MacLellan’s Cup-winning team, it’s mine.
Unlike a top-six winger, the Caps can likely find a third-line center either internally or via free agency. Here are some of the options.