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07:49 AM ET 11.28 | For the second time this week, a Capitals player has made it clear he wants out. [Defenseman] Dmitry Orlov said he has asked general manager George McPhee to trade the 22-year-old blue liner. "Obviously, what Dmitry would like is to be traded," agent Mark Gandler told CSNWashington.com Wednesday, "because he has no future in Washington whatsoever, zero chance for him. I think his value as a player is diminishing with every day and the team is losing valuable time and also ruining his career." Taken by the Capitals in the second round of the 2009 NHL draft, Orlov played 60 games under Dale Hunter two seasons ago and played five more games under Adam Oates last season. This year, he has been recalled from the Hershey Bears five times but has yet to play a game for the Capitals.

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November 28, 2013  08:28 AM ET

Lately, Washington, DC isn't a very pleasant place to be.

November 28, 2013  08:32 AM ET

Gotta agree with the kid, he's getting jerked around.

November 28, 2013  08:58 AM ET

Orlov comes from orel, which means "eagle." Obviously the kid wants to fly but not from Hershey to Washington and back. I say ..... let the kid soar! Trade him to the Philadelphia Flyers. :-)

November 28, 2013  09:21 AM ET

Ever consider maybe you're just not good enough to play in the NHL? Rhetorical question - of course he thinks he should be playing 30 minutes a game and making $8 MM a year.

Having said that, I know for a fact that the CBA drives the way contracts are written and how the type of contract you have will dictate your chances to play at the NHL level.

November 28, 2013  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Orlov comes from orel, which means "eagle." Obviously the kid wants to fly but not from Hershey to Washington and back. I say ..... let the kid soar! Trade him to the Philadelphia Flyers. :-)

As the old saying goes, "It's hard to soar like an eagle when you work with turkeys".

November 28, 2013  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

As the old saying goes, "It's hard to soar like an eagle when you work with turkeys".

Well ... we eat our turkeys around here. Ours has been sitting in brine since yesterday and is just about ready for the oven. No deep frying for me this year. Too damn cold, overcast with a sprinkle of snow. Screw it! I'm staying inside!

November 28, 2013  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Ever consider maybe you're just not good enough to play in the NHL? Rhetorical question - of course he thinks he should be playing 30 minutes a game and making $8 MM a year.Having said that, I know for a fact that the CBA drives the way contracts are written and how the type of contract you have will dictate your chances to play at the NHL level.

That's the point. If the Caps don't think he's good enough, trade him, wave him, or let him go to the KHL. Don't be playing these Mickey Mouse games to keep him under contract without letting him play in the NHL.

November 28, 2013  10:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Trade him to the Philadelphia Flyers. :-)

Or the Winged Wheel.

November 28, 2013  10:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Or the Winged Wheel.

I wouldn't want to see that. He would probably do great in that organization.

November 28, 2013  10:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

That's the point. If the Caps don't think he's good enough, trade him, wave him, or let him go to the KHL. Don't be playing these Mickey Mouse games to keep him under contract without letting him play in the NHL.

I would agree if the NHL was a "whatever is good for the player" league. In fact, it's the exact opposite. If teams can squirrel away talent (even marginal talent) just in case something happens and/or keep that player away from a competitor, that's what they will do and what the CBA allows them to do.

The team will trade him if and only when it benefits the team.

November 28, 2013  12:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I would agree if the NHL was a "whatever is good for the player" league. In fact, it's the exact opposite. If teams can squirrel away talent (even marginal talent) just in case something happens and/or keep that player away from a competitor, that's what they will do and what the CBA allows them to do.The team will trade him if and only when it benefits the team.

I'll agree with that to an extent. The malcontent can bring down the locker room and create a distraction for the team. Sometimes its better all around just to get rid of the guy and move on.

November 28, 2013  01:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I wouldn't want to see that. He would probably do great in that organization.

They do make just about anyone they bring in better, or move them on... just ask Eaves.

November 28, 2013  03:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

That's the point. If the Caps don't think he's good enough, trade him, wave him, or let him go to the KHL. Don't be playing these Mickey Mouse games to keep him under contract without letting him play in the NHL.

Yup, this is a joke, and then you have guys that are in the league one year and ask for a raise.....

He should be playin, and there is a number of teams that could use a nice young Dman that has potential.

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