Two threads that involve trading or buying out Ovie?!? Reality check fella's, Ovie is going nowhere until that contract is over and then maybe not even then. The only thing that Ovie's drop in production tells me is that the Caps are going to have to make some moves in order to help Ovechkin.
He is off the steroids,Like anybody selling PEDs was ever caught talking to players from the Capitals.
Trust me there will be some team that would snatch him and his contract up if given the opportunity to sign him.9.5 cap hit on a 64 million cap with 79 million remaining after this year. He has yet to adjust his game or significantly improve his defensive game. He is still an elite player, but with that contract taking a cap hit greater than most teams' 2nd line, give us an example of a gm that takes that contract right now and under what circumstances? That gm also has to trade for him too.