#1 Vegas Golden Knights
Yes the team the Capitals beat in the 2018 Stanley Cup Finals would be the top destination for Kuznetsov. Put your powder jokes to the side for a second.
Not only would Kuzy reunite with his former teammate Chandler Stephenson, who was a role player on that Caps team but has emerged into an elite center in Vegas. He has 13 goals and 44 assists for 57 points.
The top center on that Golden Knights team is Jack Eichel. He’s got 27 goals and 33 assists for 60 points. William Karlsson occupies the second line and a Caps swap of Karlsson for Kuznetsov would benefit both sides. Karlsson has 14 goals and 35 assists for 49 points.
I could see Karlsson having a 20 goal season his first year in D.C. at the very least. Kuznetsov could break out and rediscover his superstar potential if he works on his game on the ice. Except the shootout where he’s just a complete wizard.
Off the ice, it’ll be tricky because after all it’s Las Vegas, Sin City, a place that whatever happens at that location stays at that location. But if he stays away from the drugs he’ll be good. Don’t do drugs kids.