The Washington Capitals acquiredCarl Hagelinfrom the Los Angeles Kings, Thursday afternoon. It’s the 2d time Hagelin has been traded this season.
In his first public comments since being dealt, Hagelin spoke to Swedish outlet Aftonbladet about his happiness becoming a member of the Caps.
“I’m essentially enraged! It feels colossal going to a workforce that merely and to collect the chance to play playoff hockey all but again”, the 30-year frail forward acknowledged to Per Bjurman in a Swedish language interview.
The 2 time Stanley Cup champion has been occupied with three trades sooner than, but this time he more or less anticipated it.
“I consistently knew I is most likely to be traded all but again when I went to LA, since I’m on an expiring contract and there’s been a mode of buzz recently,” Hagelin acknowledged. “In previous trades it got right here at me more or less sudden, but no longer this time. I knew something was as soon as about to occur.”
As segment of both the Contemporary York Rangers and the Pittsburgh Penguins, Hagelin be pleased faced the Capitals at some stage in six of his seven postseason campaigns.
“I should always be pleased made some more or less impression on them!” he laughed. “They’re a truly merely workforce, defending champions who consistently has the opportunity to head some distance within the playoffs.
“I’ve played these guys so over and over it seems like I already know them” Hagelin persisted. “I know Backy from sooner than, he’s an even friend outdoors of the ice. A terribly colossal man, I’m looking at for fiddling with him”.
Hagelin will join his novel teammates in Buffalo tomorrow and can create his Caps debut on Saturday afternoon in opposition to the Sabres.
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