Summer Skate: Washington Capitals
After an offseason spending spree, excuses have run out in Washington
Using the VUKOTA projection system of Hockey Prospectus, Insider takes the temperature of key players on every NHL team, continuing with Washington. For a detailed explanation of Prospectus' proprietary GVT value metric, read more here.
Summer Skate -- Washington Capitals
GM George McPhee went out this offseason and signed Joel Ward, Jeff Halpern and Roman Hamrlik, traded for Troy Brouwer and re-signed Brooks Laich, adding an element of sandpaper to his team without taking away from its offensive core.
What's more, he added a top-10 netminder in Tomas Vokoun for a paltry $1.5 million for the 2011-12 season. Excuses are running out in Caps-land.
Trending Up: C Marcus Johansson
Last Season: 3.2 GVT | VUKOTA Projection: 5.4 GVT
The Capitals do not lack for young offensive talent and Marcus Johansson is no exception.
Become an ESPN Insider and read the rest of the Washington Capitals' Summer Skate preview, as well as Insider's full NHL coverage.
MORE NHL HEADLINES
- Blues' Shattenkirk suffers lower body injury
- Streaking Blues hold off Caps behind Steen
- Blackhawks' Mikita has dementia, family says
- Retiring Brodeur leaving ice 'really happy'