3 players who won't be back on the Capitals next season

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Max Pacioretty, Washington Capitals
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Trevor van Riemsdyk, Washington Capitals
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#1 Trevor van Riemsdyk

I was asked on the Locked on Caps podcast with Dan Holmi about whether I would try to move Nick Jensen or Trevor van Riemsdyk and I went with the latter. Here's why.

The Caps missed Jensen a lot during the playoffs after his injury against the Boston Bruins. They barely squeaked by and made it into the big dance before getting swept due to high flying Rangers offense and a depleated Capitals defensive lineup the entire series.

Jensen at least played in Game 4 but by then it was too late. Trevor van Riemsdyk though is versatile and can play both sides. The Caps can very well get a decent return out of it and the asking price won't be very high.

TvR has a cap hit of $3 million per season via Cap Friendly. He is also 32 so while he is a veteran he's not too much up there in age. Jensen has more experience and that was a good trade and extension when the Caps aquired him.

Those are the 3 players that we think could be gone this next season and may have played their final Capitals game. We'll find out later this summer in what is sure to be another interesting offseason.