Capitals Trade Rumors: 3 Players Who Won't Be Traded This Offseason

The Washington Capitals are one of the many teams in the Eastern Conference who are going to undergo a lot of roster changes this offseason. 

The Capitals snuck into the Stanley Cup Playoffs and were quickly eliminated and now management is tasked with trying to stay relevant in the east, but also re-tool on the fly to maximize the final seasons of having Alex Ovechkin in the mix. 

Yes, Ovechkin obviously isn't going anywhere, but there's also a few more of his teammates who won't be on the trade market, despite an expected active offseason in Washington. They include:

Dylan Strome

The 27-year-old has hit his stride with the Capitals and has made it clear he wants to be a part of the core moving forward. Strome is signed through the 2027-28 season and this past season recorded 67 points in 82 games. With Evgeny Kuznetsov being moved and Niklas Backstrom's career over, Strome is the team's number one center and will continue to be for the foreseeable future.

Charlie Lindgren

Lindgren had himself a career season in 2023-24 and took over as the team's #1 goalie. He's signed for next season at just $1.1 million and look for the Capitals to keep him around, while they on the flip side, try to move Darcy Kuemper out on the trade market. Lindgren appeared in a career high 50 regular season games and posted an impressive .911 Sv.%. The southpaw netminder won't be going anywhere anytime soon. 

Rasmus Sandin

While Strome is the pillar up front, the Capitals have put a bunch of stock in Sandin and believe he can be a top-pairing defenseman. Sandin's signed through 2028-29 season and while his contract doesn't hold a no-trade clause, which is a bit surprising to not even have a modified clause, Sandin's not going anywhere this summer.

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