Washington Capitals: 4 Reasons They Will Reclaim Their Spot Atop the Southeast

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Washington Capitals: 4 Reasons They Will Reclaim Their Spot Atop the Southeast
Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE

After being dethroned by the Florida Panthers for the Southeast division title a year ago, the Washington Capitals will reclaim their throne this season.

Assuming, of course, that there is a season.

Now you may feel as though I have made a somewhat bold statement predicting the Caps to reclaim the Southeast division as their own. After all, the Southeast division looks to be more competitive than ever this season.

The Carolina Hurricanes have retooled and revamped, adding Jordan Staal and Alexander Semin to the ranks.

The Tampa Bay Lightning added Matt Carle to the defense and brought in Anders Lindback as a new goalie in the hopes that they will improve a defense that ranked dead last in the NHL a year ago, as far as goals allowed are concerned.

The Winnipeg Jets added Olli Jokinen to the offense and he, along with Evander Kane, should make the Jets immediately better.

As for the defending division champion Florida Panthers, they lost Jason Garrison but added Filip Kuba, so that could be considered a wash.

So why is it that the Caps will recapture the Southeast division this year? Why not the Canes with all that new offensive firepower, or the seemingly more balanced Lightning, or the up-and-coming Jets or the defending champion Panthers?

Why the Caps?

Here are four reasons why.

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