Top 5 bold NHL offseason predictions for Capitals

Evgeny Kuznetsov, Washington Capitals (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
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The Washington Capitals are not done with their offseason just yet. So as the dog days of summer begin to pile on and we wait for the highly anticipated trade for a top six forward, I came up with five bold predictions of what we’ll see the Caps.

So since it’s July 13 the time frame of these bold predictions will be from today to September 20 when the team reports to Arlington for training camp.

Connor McMichael, Hershey Bears
Connor McMichael, Hershey Bears /

#5 We will see a prospect get traded

Having covered Brian MacLellan for eight years, seven when I started to understand the offseason and business side of hockey, I know Brian MacLellan always has something up his sleeve when orchestrating a trade.

I think we’ll see a prospect get traded in the package for a top six. The question is who.

There’s some good candidates who did well with the Hershey Bears. Joe Snively can be a good option as he led the Bears with 15 points with two goals and 13 assists.

Aliaksei Protas and Mason Morelli each had five points. Though Morelli just signed his first NHL deal with the Vegas Golden Knights. Protas is still an option.

Of course the other two obvious options are Connor McMichael and Hendrix Lapierre.