One such storyline involves Alex Ovechkin's quest for both Olympic gold and Lord Stanley's Cup. Capitals fans will also be watching Nick Backstrom and Mike Green as they both attempt to duplicate their offensive production from previous seasons. Finally, John Carlson and Braden Holtby will be under the microscope as they attempt to distance themselves from peers and teammates, respectively.
Here now is the biggest storyline surrounding each Washington Capitals star in the 2013-14 season.
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