Evgeni Kuznetsov has been seeking a trade out of Washington since NHL rumors starting making the rounds last season. The Capitals could find no takers at the NHL trade deadline and they are hoping something can be done this offseason.
One team the Capitals are looking at as a trade partner is the San Jose Sharks and long-time forward Logan Couture.
Evgeni Kuznetsov and Anthony Mantha for Logan Couture?
The NHL trade rumors mill is suggesting that the Washington Capitals target forward Logan Couture. The Capitals would like one more shot at the Stanley Cup before Alex Ovechkin retires and Couture would give the Caps a solid upgrade at the forward position.
For the Sharks, they would have to take Evgeny Kuznetsov, Anthony Mantha and a draft pick as a sweetner to complete the trade.
The Sharks get younger and are able to unload Couture’s contract as he carries an $8 million salary cap hit for the next four seasons.
Couture does have a no-trade clause where he can accept three teams he wants to be traded to. Who knows if Washington is on this list? But if he wants another shot at the playoffs rather than stuck in a long rebuild with the Sharks, he could waive his no-trade.