Washington Capitals: 10 Caps Prospects with the Most Upside

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Washington Capitals: 10 Caps Prospects with the Most Upside
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The Washington Capitals prospects are currently ranked 14th of the 30 NHL teams in the Hockey Prospectus 2012 Organizational Rankings.

But which Capitals' prospects have the most upside?

Among scouts, the word "upside" is often used to describe a prospect that could someday be good or even great, but right now has something standing in his way. These obstacles could be of a physical nature, if the prospect is underdeveloped, undersized or unhealthy. A prospect's upside could also be hampered by issues of a technical nature, including inexperience, poor technique or a lack of proper instruction. But the factors that are most damaging to a prospect's upside are the insidious intangibles, such as a poor work ethic, a bad attitude or a propensity for breaking contractual obligations. 

Here is a list of the 10 Washington Capitals prospects with the most upside. The ranking is based upon a combination of both the projected upside and potential downside of each prospect. Also, this list excludes any Capitals prospect that has played in the NHL, such as Braden Holtby, Dmitry Orlov and Tomáš Kundrátek.

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