Strengths and Weaknesses of Washington Capitals' Top Prospects

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Strengths and Weaknesses of Washington Capitals' Top Prospects
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Despite the Washington Capitals' failure to qualify for the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs, there is no disputing how well this team has drafted, acquired and ultimately developed young prospects over the past decade.

For all of Washington's faults on the defensive side of the puck, Brian MacLellan is inheriting a roster full of home-grown talent, and with a pipeline stocked with quality up-and-coming talent, there's no reason to believe the Caps can't climb back into the postseason in 2014-15.

The upcoming 2014 NHL draft will surely see MacLellan add to his stockpile of promising future contributors, but for now, here's a look at the biggest strengths and weaknesses of Washington's current top prospects.

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