1. The Best Fit at Each Position for Washington Capitals in 2014 NHL Draft

    Like many other NHL organizations that have consistently iced competitive rosters since the 2004-05 lockout, the Washington Capitals ’ six-year postseason streak was made ...

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  2. Strengths and Weaknesses of Washington Capitals' Top Prospects

    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...

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  3. 5 Roster Spots Washington Capitals Should Be Looking to Upgrade

    Heading into the team's first summer without George McPhee behind the wheel since 1997, the Washington Capitals have a number of holes to fill over the next three months if they have any hope of climbing back into the postseason in 2014-15...

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  4. Breaking Down Washington Capitals' Biggest Needs in 2014 NHL Draft

    Despite never leading his team to a Stanley Cup title during his 17 seasons at the helm of the Washington Capitals , one cannot ignore how well George McPhee and his staff drafted over the years...

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  5. Bargain Free Agents Washington Capitals Should Chase in 2014 Offseason

    After a disappointing finish to the 2013-14 season and the subsequent firings of both general manager George McPhee and head coach Adam Oates, there will undoubtedly be changes made to the Washington Capitals ' lineup this summer...

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  6. 4 Washington Capitals Likeliest to Be Playing Elsewhere in 2014-15

    When teams fall short of expectations, personnel changes are almost always on the horizon. After a disappointing 2013-14 campaign, that is certainly the case with the Washington Capitals ...

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  7. The Biggest 'What-Ifs' from Washington Capitals' 2013-14 Season

    No one could've predicted how far the Washington Capitals would fall in 2013-14. Once viewed as a perennial Stanley Cup contender, the Capitals failed to make the playoffs for the first time since 2007-08...

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  8. Washington Capitals Most Likely to Leave in the 2014 NHL Offseason

    Each summer, every NHL team has to cope with the departures of key players, as it's simply part of the business in professional hockey...

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  9. Ranking the Best Options for Washington Capitals' Round 1 Pick in 2014 NHL Draft

    The 2014 NHL draft presents the Washington Capitals with a critical opportunity to add a key piece to a lineup largely made up of players who have made six postseason appearances in D...

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  10. Why the Washington Capitals Shouldn't Clean House This Offseason

    For the Washington Capitals , to say that missing the postseason for the first time in seven years is embarrassing would be a gross understatement, because much more was expected of this team...

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  11. Washington Capitals with the Most to Prove as 2013-14 NHL Regular Season Ends

    With the Washington Capitals now realistically headed for the golf courses prior to the beginning of the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2006-07, there's no shortage of players that have failed to meet expectations this season...

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  12. Emerging Storylines for Washington Capitals' 2014 Offseason

    For the Washington Capitals , this has to feel like rock bottom. That's what happens when a team that's earned postseason berths in six straight seasons, including five with divisional ...

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  13. The 5 Biggest Letdowns of Washington Capitals' 2013-14 Season so Far

    With nine games to go on their 2013-14 schedule, the Washington Capitals still have an opportunity to secure one of the final postseason berths in the Eastern Conference. However, they haven't made things easy on themselves...

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  14. Washington Capitals' 5 Most Impressive Individual Performances in 2013-14

    After a very successful three-game trip to California that saw the Capitals pick up five of a possible six points, this team is very much back in the hunt for a postseason berth...

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  15. The 5 Most Promising Signs for Washington Capitals' Future

    After the Washington Capitals took Alex Ovechkin No. 1 overall in 2004, George McPhee gradually built a young core that, for a time, appeared capable of bringing D.C. the city's first Stanley Cup...

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  16. Stock Up, Stock Down for Washington Capitals' Top Stars

    The Washington Capitals are in the midst of an absolute dogfight to make it seven consecutive postseason berths. But with 15 games remaining and ground to make up, it'll be more challenging than ever to make that happen...

    Ryan Davenport Written by Ryan Davenport about 7 months ago 579 reads 3 comments

  17. Washington Capitals' 5 Biggest Questions in Final Month of 2013-14 Season

    Generally speaking, the Washington Capitals have been arguably the NHL's most dominant post-deadline team over the course of the last decade, which has been a big reason why this club has been to the postseason in six consecutive years...

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  18. Report Card for Washington Capitals' 2014 Trade Deadline Decisions

    As usual, George McPhee has made a splash at the NHL trade deadline. In the past, the longtime GM has added a plethora of former All-Stars and proven commodities, and with the ...

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  19. 2014 NHL Trade Deadline: Last-Minute Deals Washington Capitals Should Pursue

    With the NHL trade deadline fast approaching, it looks like it may be time for George McPhee to once again swing for the fences...

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  20. Washington Capitals' 5 Biggest Needs Ahead of the Trade Deadline

    From the 2007-08 season until the beginning of this 2013-14 campaign, the Washington Capitals enjoyed the luxury of advancing to the Stanley Cup playoffs by beating up on the embarrassingly ...

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  21. Washington Capitals: 5 Keys to a Fast Start After Olympic Break

    The 2014 Olympics weren't kind to the members of the Washington Capitals , as each of the five participants returned to D.C. without much to be happy about from their time in Sochi...

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  22. 2014 NFL Free Agents: Breaking Down Most Overlooked Gems in the Field

    Generally speaking, compared to the MLB and NBA, free agency within the National Football League doesn't provide teams with the same level of opportunities to improve...

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  23. Canadian Olympic Hockey Team 2014: Unsung Heroes from Gold-Medal Run

    Canada has done it again. After securing the gold on home soil in 2010, Mike Babcock managed to lead arguably the most balanced international roster in history to a second consecutive Olympic title in Sochi...

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  24. NFL Combine 2014 Results: Prospects on the Rise After Strong Showings

    Each year, the NFL Scouting Combine offers prospects with a late opportunity to raise their draft stocks in the eyes of scouts and management teams across the league...

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  25. Canada vs. Sweden Gold Medal Game: Most Impressive and Disappointing Stars

    The 2014 Olympic hockey tournament ended with the type of star-studded showdown that every unbiased hockey fan could hope for, as the two arguably deepest teams in the field faced off for gold in Sochi ...

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