The Washington Capitals could use a player like Trevor Zegras
The Washington Capitals have been surprisingly good this season. They aren't playoff locks but they aren't a lottery team like many thought they'd be.
Alexander Ovechkin has been the face of the franchise (and one of the faces of the league) for a long time now. He is within striking distance of Wayne Gretzky's all-time goals record but he isn't scoring at his typical pace.
He doesn't play with Evgeny Kuznetsov anymore and his chemistry with Dylan Strome is still a work in progress. If you put Ovechkin with Zegras though, they'd connect right away.
Zegras is so special when it comes to making plays and you have to think that Ovechkin would benefit from playing with a guy like that.
Seeing the Capitals make a move like this would be so exciting for hockey fans in general. The Capitals would be a better team but he would also improve Ovechkin's goal-scoring game as he ages.
There are a couple of honorable mentions worth saying but the Colorado Avalanche seems like the first one to talk about. They could use a high-end second-line center behind Nathan MacKinnon.
The only reason it is a mention rather than being on the list is the fact that it is very hard to see the Ducks trading Zegras within the West. They want to transition out of their rebuild soon and Colorado surely is a team that could stand in their way.