The Washington Capitals hold a league-high 11 selections heading into Friday’s NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. It is the most picks in a single year for the organization since 2004, and the volume presents General Manager George McPhee with plenty of options. While an abundance of prospects could help replenish the organization’s overall depth, the Capitals have several key needs at the NHL level. That may lead McPhee to part with some of his stockpile of picks in trades to acquire players who can help the Capitals win in 2012-13, not an unspecified date in the future.
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