For fans of the Washington Capitals, the 2013 World Juniors had to have been difficult to watch at times, as former first-rounder Filip Forsberg turned in one of the best individual performances in recent memory.
And seeing as the man Washington received in exchange for the 2012 No. 11 pick, Martin Erat, continues to be an incredible disappointment, George McPhee will undoubtedly take heat for pulling the trigger on that deal for years to come.
That being said, the Caps still have a slew of top-flight prospects in the pipeline at every position, and given how impressive this franchise has been with developing young talent in recent memory, Washington should be receiving some valuable reinforcements very soon.
With a critical part of the schedule in the books, here's an updated look at how the stocks have moved for Washington's top prospects in recent weeks.