Capitals GM Discusses Possible Trade of Alexander Ovechkin

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Washington Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan responded to the people calling for a trade of Alexander Ovechkin following yet another disappointing playoffs.

According to a tweet, MacLellan says,

"[Ovechkin's] been a big part of where we're at as an organization and just to casually say, 'Let's trade him for what for who?' I don't think it makes sense from an organizational point of view. Maybe at some point if there's a legitimate hockey deal that came available, but I don't know that that's where we're at right now."

Basically, the team would trade Ovie if they were offered an incredible deal for him, but it seems unlikely, especially this offseason.

According to Barstool Sports, Ovechkin has had two of his three lowest full-season scoring totals of his career in the past two years. He had a bit of a rough playoffs by his own standards, totaling 8 points in 13 games. It was later revealed that Ovechkin was dealing with a significant leg injury during the playoffs.

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