The Washington Capitals have had a disappointing year as they are likely to miss the playoffs. They currently sit six points back for the last playoff spot with only eight games remaining.
With the Capitals having a disappointing season, this has lead to some NHL trade rumors on forward Evgeny Kuznetsov being traded in the offseason?
Evgeny Kuznetsov has requested a trade out of Washington?
Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports that it is possible that the reporting out of Russia stating that Evgeny Kuznetsov has asked to be traded this offseason could be true.
El-Bashir went on to say in his piece that it could be tough for Capitals managment to get fair market value for Kuznetsov, who turns 31 in a few months and has a Capitals salary cap hit of $7.8 million.
Kuznetsov also carries a 10-team no-trade clause which he might have to waive if he indeed wants out of Washington.