The Washington Capitals will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2014 which means it’s time to look ahead to the offseason. So today I figured since we are all mourning the loss of a season that could’ve had potential had everybody stayed healthy, let’s have a little fun. I figured since the Evgeny Kuznetsov trade rumors started heating back up, imagine some ridiculous trade proposals.
Before we begin I want to make one disclaimer. The chances of any of these trades happening are slim to none. I’ll have a more serious 3 trade proposals in the coming days but for now just kick back and laugh. This is just for fun.
#3 Evgeny Kuznetsov for Jack Eichel
If you read my 3 possible trade destinations for Evgeny Kuznetsov, you may remember that I put the Vegas Golden Knights as the number one spot. While I still stand by that, imagine if the Caps went for the home run and went for Jack Eichel in a clean center swap.
The reason why this trade probably won’t work is not necessarily his no move clause, but the fact that I don’t see the Caps swapping a guy with a $7.8 million cap hit for a guy with a $10 million cap hit. Eichel has 27 goals this season.