#2 Vladimir Tarasenko
Vladimir Tarasenko is on the move. He was traded from the St. Louis Blues midseason, the place where he won the Stanley Cup with in 2019. He got traded to the New York Rangers, who would blow a 2-0 first round lead to the New Jersey Devils to bow out in seven games.
In those seven games for the Rangers he had three goals and four points. In the regular season he had 18 goals and 50 points over 69 games.
The problem of course is that he’s 31 and the Caps want to and should try to get younger.
But I’m sure the Russian is friends with Alex Ovechkin so I have no problem with that either. It is also possible that he might not be available. He could re sign with the New York Rangers.
But like the Caps the Rangers are tight against the salary cap. They would probably have to decide between re signing Tarasenko or Patrick Kane. Unless they can’t afford either player.
Recently Tarasenko changed agents in hopes of finding the right NHL deal so he can finish off his good NHL career strong.