#1 Evgeny Kuznetsov
If you’ve read my recent work you know I pivoted away from trading Evgeny Kuznetsov. But I’m not Brian MacLellan and from what we’ve all heard, the Caps are exploring everything and Kuznetsov certainly isn’t off the table. That’s why he is still included on here.
Like Mantha, dealing him will be easier said than done due to that high salary. Unlike Mantha, there are teams interested in Kuznetsov’s services. We know one of those teams was the Nashville Predators who almost gave the Caps Matt Duchene.
Kuznetsov has a cap hit of $7.8 million. No team will be willing to take on that contract unless they get the 2018 Stanley Cup Kuzy. And nobody knows if that happens or not till the end of the season.
Anyway those are the 3 players that I think could possibly be traded as of the morning of July 11. Who knows what MacLellan has up his sleeve?