First, his ice time was significantly reduced. Then he was benched. Now, he has been a healthy scratched. Given recent events surrounding Washington Capitals winger Alexander Semin, it seems probable that the Russian is set to be traded and shipped out of the District any day now.
Inevitably, the online world has been set alight with speculation and predictions about where Semin might end up, and what the Caps might get in return for him. Countless reports have emerged about potential trades as journalists all over the NHL have scrambled for information regarding Capitals General Manager George McPhee's plans.
One thing appears to be certain: The Capitals are actively shopping Semin around the league and are getting plenty of interest.
These are five deals that the Capitals could conceivably make involving the Russian.