5 Players (Not Named Ovechkin) Who Are Vital to the Capitals' Success

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5 Players (Not Named Ovechkin) Who Are Vital to the Capitals' Success
Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE

Alexander Ovechkin is the face of the Washington Capitals and is also one of the top players in the National Hockey League.

As great at Ovechkin may be, it takes an entire team to win a Stanley Cup. The 2012-2013 squad seems to be a good mix of veterans and young talent.

Brooks Laich is a gritty forward who can score. Troy Brouwer has a Stanley Cup. Karl Alzner is an up-and-coming defenseman. These players will look to mesh together and bring some much-needed postseason success to Washington.

Everyone knows that Ovechkin must have a solid year in order for Washington to compete. This list looks at five other players who must produce in 2012-2013. Each of these players has a specific role to play.

In order to win, the Capitals must work hard and play a solid team game. The on-ice performance of the following players will go a long way in determining the outcome for the 2012-2013 Caps.

The story of this year's Washington Capitals will be written in the coming months. These players will play a giant part in making it a successful one.

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