Evgeny Kuznetsov Calls Russian Teammate A Fool'

Published September 24, 2023 at 10:06

Evgeny Kuznetsov has been one of the Capitals best players over the past decade, and given his standing in the team, he's seen as a major leader, especially to the younger names in this team.

Advice for a fellow Russian


Reportedly, that leadership sometimes comes with tough love, as the 31-year-old recently called a Russian teammate 'a fool'.

Evgeny Kuznetsov said he called Alex Alexeyev "a fool" for thinking he'd be anything other than the seventh defenseman after re-signing with the Capitals in May.

Kuznetsov revealed that he called Russian teammate Alex Alexeyev "a fool" for believing that if he came back to the Capitals, he would be anything more than the seventh defenseman on the team.

Solid depth

Then, Washington went out to acquire Joel Edmundson, and now, Alexeyev has again been relegated to the extra defenseman role, proving Kuznetsov's criticism correct.

The 23-year-old has managed to play in just 33 games through his first two seasons in the NHL, tallying five assists in 32 games a season ago, and now, it appears his path to a permanent spot in the league is blocked, so we will see how it plays out going forward.
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