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Some teams are curious about Tom Wilson’s availability
Trade rumors have been gaining momentum in recent weeks, as the off-season approaches.

With another year of low payroll growth, many teams find themselves in a precarious situation and will have to make choices.

The Washington Capitals currently have just over $7 million in salary cap space, and will be able to acquire a top-quality prospect with their 8th overall pick.

Aside from Craig Smith, Conor Sheary and Martin Fehervary, the Caps don’t have many players to re-sign this summer.

Quebec’s Anthony Mantha is the subject of a few rumours, as he has just one year left on his $5.7 million contract and no longer seems to be part of the team’s plans.

Next season will also be the final year of the contract of power forward Tom Wilson, who earns just over $5 million.

Discussions about a contract extension have yet to get underway, and that raises a few questions.

Despite the fact that the Capitals are still trying to remain a contender, there are a few teams who would be curious about Wilson’s availability.

It would be rather surprising to see Wilson traded, as he has openly stated that he would like to remain in Washington as long as possible, ideally for his entire career. Nor would he be looking for as much money as possible.

However, a player of Wilson’s calibre is still very attractive, as ” power forwards ” who can easily score 20-25 goals while disrupting the opposition are in short supply.

That’s why some teams would like to know if Washington would be open to trading Wilson.

The majority of Capitals fans don’t seem to agree with the option of trading the 6-foot-4, 220-pounder.

Of course, Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan isn’t looking to get rid of his power forward either. Given the interest in this type of player, if MacLellan is looking to trade him, he’s likely to ask for a pretty hefty price.

Just add a Tom Wilson to teams like the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Carolina Hurricanes, or even the New Jersey Devils. He’d complement talented finesse players with his intense, physical game, and the face of that franchise would change dramatically.

Even if the chances of him making a move are very slim, he’s still a “think again”.

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