“They Want The Swede”, AKA the time Boston offered Washington the 37th and 5th overall picks for the 4th overall pick, and the Caps pretended to consider it but were actually already making a wedding registry for Backstrom and Ovechkin.
[George McPhee: (after being offered the picks) Okay, so, who do you want?
Jeff Gorton: The Swede.
George McPhee: Let me ask, let me run it by these guys. (walks back to the Capitals table, sits down.) They want the Swede. (waits) They want the Swede. (turns to Ross Mahoney) So, what do you want to do? (winks) (inaudible discussion) Huh? Yeah, I know. I’m just trying to make it look like we’re doing something here. Yeah. (more inaudible discussion) Did I tell you that you look marvelous?]