Summer Skate: Washington Capitals
Caps put trust in a young pair of goaltenders
Using the VUKOTA projection system of Puck Prospectus, Insider takes the temperature of key players on every NHL team. For a detailed explanation of Prospectus' proprietary GVT value metric, read more here.
Summer Skate -- Washington Capitals
Last season was a disappointment for Capitals fans as the team bowed out to the Montreal Canadiens in a seven-game series after holding a supposedly insurmountable 3-1 series lead. With last season behind them, the Capitals are looking to flat-out dominate the opposition on the scoreboard once again. The question, however, will be whether the team can prevent goals -- particularly in the playoffs. This year will be an important one for Alex Ovechkin & Co., but they're fortunate to have the added help of a young blueliner on the rise.
To see which key Capital is trending up and who is expected to decline in 2010-11, in addition to access to E.J. Hradek's blog, the NHL Draft Blog and all of Insider's NHL coverage, sign up today.
MORE NHL HEADLINES
- Canucks honor late coach Quinn before game
- Briere's OT tally caps 3-goal rally vs. Coyotes
- Forbes: Leafs, Rangers, Habs all worth $1B
- Soviet-era hockey coach Tikhonov dies at 84
MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM
2010 NHL OFFSEASON
The writers of Puck Prospectus break out their VUKOTA projection system to examine players trending up and sliding down on every NHL team. And in anticipation of training camp, E.J. Hradek dishes on an intriguing player that could have a big impact in 2010-11.