Something that seemed so unlikely at the beginning of this season could possibly happen. Mike Knuble, age 39 and in the final year of his contract, has been unhappy with his treatment by Capitals head coach Dale Hunter, who has had Knuble as a healthy scratch in recent games. His recent comments to CSN Washington also make people think that his time as a Capital could be coming to a close quickly.
"You've got to face reality. You can handle it a number of ways. You can be content and just sit there and let things happen as they may, or you can force an issue.You kind of have to decide that. We're two weeks before the trade deadline. If a player is not going to be used, or in the near future you're not in their plans, then that player probably wouldn't want to be there.