Three big names from the Washington Capitals are available on the market, and one of them will be of interest to the Canadiens

Published April 11, 2023 at 7:33 PM
BY WILSON SALAUN
The Washington Capitals will not be participating in the playoffs for the first time since the 2013-2014 season, which is almost 10 years ago. This disappointing season could lead to significant changes in the team's lineup for the next season, according to journalist Dan Rosen.

Although Alex Ovechkin's presence in the organization currently prevents any attempt at rebuilding, the Capitals may consider resetting their lineup. According to the talented journalist, as early as this summer, three major players on the team, namely Tom Wilson, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Anthony Mantha, could be made available on the trading market.

That's huge!

Although the names of the players in question are attractive, their salaries could discourage several general managers in the league. Indeed, Kuznetsov (who earns $7.8 million for two more years), Wilson ($5.166 million for next season), and Mantha ($5.7 million for next season) represent a significant burden on a salary cap that is expected to increase only slightly next season.


During the last trade deadline, general manager Brian MacLellan began to clean house by trading one of his best defenders, Dmitry Orlov, to the Boston Bruins.

It will be interesting to follow the events in Washington. As mentioned earlier, it is unlikely that Ovechkin would be willing to lose for the remaining three years of his contract. Therefore, a quick rebuild can be expected.

Given this situation, and assuming I am Kent Hughes, would I be interested in any of these three players?

Although he is disliked by many, I would certainly not refuse to have Tom Wilson in the lineup of the CH, even if it is only for a season. He could instill confidence in the young players on the team and bring toughness, assisting Arber Xhekaj without issue. With him in the lineup, there would no longer be a need for Michael Pezzetta.

Could Tom Wilson be of interest to the CH? It remains to be seen!

WOULD YOU OFFER A YOUNG DEFENSEMAN LIKE JORDAN HARRIS, PLUS A DRAFT PICK, IN EXCHANGE FOR TOM WILSON?
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