#2 Trade Evgeny Kuznetsov
You can’t keep a player that doesn’t want to be here.
Now that we know for sure from Mike Vogel that Evgeny Kuznetsov requested a trade to Brian MacLellan the Caps have to execute this correctly.
Now Kuzy was a big reason the Caps won the Cup in 2018. But that was then. He hasn’t found it. And if he still wants out and is still with the team at training camp it’ll create an awkward situation.
And if he starts the season hot, it’s going to make trading him even more awkward. Like trading Jakub Vrana type awkward. And no the Oilers won’t give you Connor McDavid in exchange for Kuznetsov. Not happening.
This will be an interesting few weeks unless MacLellan decides to continue to wait it out if the trade market is dry.