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Summer Skate: Washington Capitals

Caps put trust in a young pair of goaltenders

Updated: August 27, 2010, 2:06 PM ET
By Richard Pollock & E.J. Hradek | Puck Prospectus/ESPN The Magazine

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.


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