Trade grades: Halak to the Capitals

The deal

Capitals get: G Jaroslav Halak, 2015 third-round pick

Sabres get: G Michal Neuvirth, D Rostislav Klesla

Buffalo Sabres: B

The Sabres need a goalie to team up with Jhonas Enroth until they find their long-term answer, and there was some belief in the Halak camp that it might be Halak.

But in acquiring Neuvirth, the Sabres get younger and there’s still upside there.