Power Ranking Washington Capitals' Top 6 Forwards for 2014-15 Season

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Power Ranking Washington Capitals' Top 6 Forwards for 2014-15 Season
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With the hiring of longtime Nashville Predators coach Barry Trotz, the Washington Capitals are sure to play a more defensive brand of hockey in 2014-15.

Gone are the days of the high-flying Caps teams during the peak of Bruce Boudreau's tenure in D.C., but hopefully, Trotz's more conservative style will yield better results come postseason time.

Nonetheless, the Capitals boast a nice mix of skill, speed and toughness up front, and despite the departures of Dustin Penner and Mikhail Grabovski, there's a lot to like about Washington's group of forwards.

There are a pair of superstars, a handful of grinders with scoring potential and a few speedy youngsters, and it looks like there will be stiff competition for a top-six role at training camp in early September.

Heading into the final few months before the Capitals begin play under Trotz, here's a look at the team's best six forwards.

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