underrated Posted May 12, 2017 Share Posted May 12, 2017 Non-Canucks proposal from a Canuck fan. Personally I'm in the camp that doesn't think Ovechkin would or should be traded. But for fun, here is my proposal if he was to be traded. To Washington: Jonathan Drouin, Ryan Callahan (after physical exam for health- otherwise Johnson or Palat), 2017 first round pick (#14) To Tampa Bay: Alex Ovechkin Why for Washington: In this deal, the Caps get a very young potentially elite player to replace Ovechkin in the lineup. I don't see them parting with Ovie unless they get a very high potential player in return. Callahan is also a strong character player, who can be a solid piece of a competitive team when healthy. The first round pick is also a very valuable asset, either to build with or to use to re-shape the roster this off-season. Note: Ryan Callahan is supposed to be near back to health. He would need a physical exam to prove it for this deal to happen. Or maybe Tyler Johnson or Andrej Palat is exchanged for him in this deal. Why for Tampa Bay: By adding Ovechkin, they end up with two of the top players in the entire league. Tampa had an off-year but have a lot of great pieces, and a combo of Ovechkin and Stamkos is nearly unstoppable. They would need to add a player or two on defense, but essentially create their own Malkin-Crosby type pairing to compete with the Pens. The salaries of Callahan and Drouin (when he signs his new RFA deal) are more than the cap hit of Ovechkin Overall: Personally I think this is fair value for Ovechkin, and the type of deal that he would get. An elite young player, a solid veteran and a top pick. The main reason why I see Washington not going for this is that Tampa is in the East. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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