With training camp set to begin in about two weeks and the 2013-14 regular season only a month away, the Washington Capitals look to improve from last year's 27-18-3 record. Despite winning the Southeast Division, the Capitals once again failed to live up to lofty expectations when they lost in seven games to the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. After starting last season 2-8-1 it is imperative that the Alex Ovechkin led Capitals start the 2013-14 season on a positive note with an early winning streak.
While there is no debating Ovechkin's talent, teammates and critics have publicly questioned his effort throughout the course of his young career. Last year, Ovechkin capitalized on a shift to the right wing forward where he scored a league leading 32 goals in a lockout shortened season and won his third Hart Trophy in the last six years. This year, the Capitals will lean on Ovechkin to continue his scoring output while also improving his leadership abilities.
During the offseason, the Capitals lured Mikhail Grabovski to the team with a one-year contract and the opportunity to revitalize his career after a disappointing season with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Paired with Ovechkin, the former 29-goal scorer should form a dynamic frontline for the Washington Capitals. Despite this signing, questions remain as to whether the Capitals have depth on the offensive and defensive lines after their first unit comes out of the game.
In the net, the Capitals continue to rely on the steady glove of Braden Holtby. Only twenty-three years old, Holtby has already proven himself capable of being a consistent goaltender for a playoff team. However, it would be surprising if Holtby makes it through his first full season in the NHL as a starter without a sophomore slump. Despite these question marks, the Washington Capitals are set to return to the playoffs again in 2013/14.
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