Top 5 bold NHL offseason predictions for Capitals

Evgeny Kuznetsov, Washington Capitals (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
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Nick Jensen, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
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#4 Caps and Flyers will talk but not get deal done

While we anticipate that big trade and more names get taken off the board I have no choice but to figure out players that could be available on the market for a good price that fit the 20-30 age range.

Yesterday I wrote about Travis Konecny who would be great for the second or third line in this upcoming Caps lineup. But would the Philadelphia Flyers be willing to trade them to the Caps like they were with Radko Gudas?

I think they’ll talk about it but neither will get anything done. It’s too close within the division. Konecny is good and would help the Caps which is exactly why Philly won’t give them to the Caps unless they offer an arm and a leg (couple stud prospects) in the deal.

Evgeny Kuznetsov could enjoy a career resurgence with the Flyers and reunite with Garnet Hathaway but I don’t see him going within the division. Anthony Mantha I could see doing well with the Flyers.

I don’t understand why maybe the tougher environment would make him perform better?