The Biggest Concern for Each Washington Capital Headed to Sochi

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The Biggest Concern for Each Washington Capital Headed to Sochi
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In comparison to many other teams around the NHL, the Capitals won’t be heavily represented at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, as Adam Oates’ squad will be sending just three players to Russia.

That being said, the trio of guys making the trip will all be counted upon to be among their respective nation’s best next month.

The last month hasn’t been kind to the Caps, as the team has gone without a win in its last five outings, which is why the club sits outside of the playoffs as of now, but everyone in hockey knows that John Carlson, Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom are among the game’s best.

Heading into what should be one of the most memorable international hockey tournaments ever held, here’s a look at the biggest concerns facing each of the Caps’ Olympians.

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