“It’s s***,” Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov opens up about DEMOTION from team following poor performances

Kuznetsov has recorded just nine points with four goals and five assists this season through 19 games.

“It’s s***,” Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov opens up about DEMOTION from team following poor performances

Evgeny Kuznetsov (Pic Credit: AP)

The 2023-24 season continues to bring problems for the Washington Capitals. The team is struggling offensively with their captain Alex Ovechkin going through a slump. With the attack unable to produce the desired results, coach Spencer Carbery separated him from Evgeny Kuznetsov. The Russian forward has now opened up about his demotion from the team.

The pairing of Ovechkin and Kuznetsov has worked wonders in the past. However, the two Russians are finding it difficult to navigate this season. After their 4-1 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights, the 31-year-old forward was demoted to the fourth line.


Things did not stop there as Kuznetsov was later dropped to the bench. He was spotted in the press box as the Capitals got destroyed 6-0 by the in-form Arizona Coyotes. After this loss, the forward was asked about his opinion on the matter to which he said “It’s s***” but acknowledged the fact that he has to do better.

It's shit... but You gotta accept sometimes and trust the process, and I feel like there is a lot more into it...Like I said, I love Carbs (Carbery) so much. I trust what he’s doing and he’s trying to help me find my game and get better… I have to play better hockey. That’s the answer
Evgeny Kuznetsov on being demoted through NHL Trade Talk.

Evgeny Kuznetsov vows to prove doubters wrong

Every professional player goes through a slump once in their career. This is the situation that Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov is facing at the moment. Despite having impressed in previous seasons, he is having one of the worst stretches in his life, leaving many to doubt him. The Russian international has vowed to prove his doubters wrong.

Evgeny Kuznetsov
Evgeny Kuznetsov (Pic Credit: RMNB)

Kuznetsov was scratched healthy from the team before the game against the Coyotes. This led to many agreeing with the decision of coach Spencer Carbery to leave him on the bench. Though he does not use social media much, the forward star claimed he will use their words as motivation and get back to them.

I just want those people putting a lot of pressure and a lot of bad words on my name, I"'ll pay back one day and use that as a motivation
Evgeny Kuznetsov on trying to get better through RMNB.

While his words were strong, fans would be hoping he can do as he said as the team stumbles down. Their heavy loss against the Coyotes was their fifth loss on the bounce leaving them with a 12-8-2 record and in fifth spot in the table. They will face the Dallas Stars in their next game, hoping to avoid a sixth successive loss.

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