Biggest Potential Problems for Washington Capitals' 2013-14 Season

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Biggest Potential Problems for Washington Capitals' 2013-14 Season
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Since Bruce Boudreau took over behind the bench in Washington, the Capitals have appeared to be on the verge of icing a Stanley Cup contender each and every year. 

But, for a variety of reasons, the Caps have failed to truly reach their potential as a team, as they've fallen short during the last six postseasons. 

Five division titles later, the Capitals are still lead by a strong core consisting of Alex Ovechkin, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom and Brooks Laich, so at least on paper, this is a team that has enough firepower to make a serious run at the franchise's first Stanley Cup in 2013-14. 

However, at least for now, there are a handful of obstacles that head coach Adam Oates's team will have to overcome, so here's a look at the team's biggest potential problems this season. 

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