Jakob Chychrun trade to Washington
Another team has entered the Jakob Chychrun sweepstakes and that is the Washington Capitals. They have the draft assets to pull it off.

Most NHL Analysts are predicting that Jakob Chychrun would not be traded at the NHL trade deadline because the asking price is just too high. The Chychrun trade saga has been going on since November of 2021.

It appears one more team has entered the Chychrun trade mix and that team is the Washington Capitals.

Washington Capitals interested in making a Jakob Chychrun trade

Darren Dreger was on TSN’s Insider Trading segment and reports that the Washington Capitals are looking to retool the team on the fly and not do a full rebuild.

Dreger went on to say in his TV hit that Jake Chychrun is a player of interest for Washington. With the 1st round pick the Caps acquired from the Boston Bruins, Washington now have the draft pick currency to make a trade work.

What are fans saying about a Jakob Chychrun trade to Washington

If Washington land’s Chychrun, they’re not just rebuilding on the fly, they could be making a run for the playoffs this year.

Not exactly what I wanted to hear. The Capitals are more than one player away from making the playoffs or getting past the first round if they do. They should trade every upcoming free agent, TJ Oshie and Anthony Mantha, and build for the future through the draft.

This definitely makes a ton of sense. Really the only acceptable reason to trade 2 key roster players while still in playoff contention. I’d venture to guess Caps are now the leading bidder for Chychrun.

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