Let's refresh our memory about Ovechkin's multi-year, multi-million contract. He is making $9 mil per season through 2013/14 season. After that starting in 2014/15 season through 2020/21, Ovechkin will be paid $10 million per season.
In an interview to Sobesednik.ru, Sept. 28, 2011, Ovechkin said that Capitals could trade him, but in the next three years it could only happen with his permission. Since he said it in the fall of 2011, I assume the next three years would be 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/2014.
According to TSN.CA article (01/12/2008), after July 1, 2014 Ovechkin can be traded to any team that is not in the list of 10. This list of 10 teams must be submitted by Ovechkin in June of 2014. The list can be updated by Ovechkin each year from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2021.
Will Ovechkin be traded? Even if he'd play like he is now, it is highly unlikely, to my opinion. But weirder things happen, you never know.
Friday, February 1, 2013