The 5 Prospects Most Important to the Washington Capitals' Future

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The 5 Prospects Most Important to the Washington Capitals' Future

Since Alex Ovechkin entered the league in 2005-06, the Washington Capitals have consistently enjoyed sizable contributions from young players, which is why the team has remained a postseason fixture for the past six seasons. 

Beyond Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Mike Green, Brooks Laich, Karl Alzner, Braden Holtby, John Carlson and Marcus Johansson have all become home-grown impact players for the Capitals, and that trend appears to be continuing, as the team has a wealth of talent in the pipeline. 

Thus far, we've already seen a handful of rookies get chances to prove themselves in Washington during 2013-14, and they're only going to get better from here. 

With that in mind, here's a look at Washington's five most important prospects going forward. 

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