Washington Capitals: 5 Players the Caps Could Look to Get at the Trade Deadline

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Washington Capitals: 5 Players the Caps Could Look to Get at the Trade Deadline
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With the NHL trade deadline now less than 24 hours away, trades from the Washington Capitals are imminent. The team needs to improve, and there is no better time to do that than now.

With 20 games left in the 2011/12 season, the Caps need 23 points to reach 90, the traditional benchmark used to gauge a team's chances for a playoff berth. To get to hockey's holy land, the Caps are going to need to bolster their lines.

You can't expect GM George McPhee to stay pat on deadline day. Here are five players the Caps could look to acquire before the clock strikes 3 PM (ET) on Feb. 27.

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