After the Caps were not able to come to terms with Dainius Zubrus during the season and traded the pending free agent to Buffalo, there was a lot of speculation that Zubie would end up back in D.C. before long. Not so anymore. The Buffalo News is running an article today about Zubie's possible signing in Buffalo. In fact, when the Caps came to Buffalo to play the Sabres after the trade, Zubrus seemed like he was pretty happy in his new environs. Yesterday, Zubrus had this to say to the media:
“The best part is hockey. When you have a winning team it’s much easier to come to the rink. Hockey will be a huge part of my decision.”I am hoping that Zubrus ends up back in Washington. They picked up a center in Backstrom (who will likely either play center for Ovie or Semin), but Zubrus would give them a solid, experienced center for a dangerous first line with Ovechkin and possibly Clark on the wing. A Backstrom/Semin combo would give the Caps a great second line, and depth. Not to mention, Ovie is very comfortable with Zubrus, and I'm sure wouldnt mind having his good friend and mentor back in town.