For Parrish? No confirmation yet, but didn't Witt want to go to a contender? Not sure what the Caps would get in return, but speculation is Mark Parrish. If that's the deal, I see this as an even deal. Witt fills a need for the Isles, and Parrish, while inconsistent, has some talent and would probably do well with Ovechkin.
Could this be the deal that opens the floodgates?
BTW, Recchi for picks would be fine with me. Free up some money for Malkin, etc.