Breaking Down the Washington Capitals' Prospects at Forward

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Breaking Down the Washington Capitals' Prospects at Forward
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Will this man ever actually play for the Capitals?

If there is one area where the Washington Capitals appear to be loaded, it would be with respect to forwards.

The Caps' top six consists of Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Troy Brouwer, Mikhail Grabovski, Brooks Laich and Martin Erat.

Marcus Johansson remains unsigned, but according to The Washington Post, the Caps are hoping to have MoJo signed before the start of training camp.

If Johansson signs, then you can add him to the mix of other talented forwards such as Jason Chimera, Mathieu Perreault, Joel Ward and Eric Fehr.

Where things get even more intriguing is with respect to the prospects the Caps have at forward. The Caps have several excellent prospects who are scattered throughout the OHL, AHL, playing in college or playing overseas.

Some of these prospects appear to be NHL-ready right now. Others are not quite there, but they are getting close.

There are prospects who, once they arrive in D.C., could be real difference-makers.

Then again, there is the best of the lot, and no one is really sure whether he will ever step on the ice for the Caps.

In this article, we will take a look at the five best prospects the Caps have at forward and break down what they bring to the franchise.

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