Predicting the Best Player at Each Position for Washington Capitals in 5 Years

February 14th, 2015 by Ryan Davenport Leave a reply »
Say what you will about the Washington Capitals and the team's lack of postseason success over the last decade, as it's certainly deserved.

However, this franchise has done a remarkable job of continuously churning out top-flight talent since selecting Alex Ovechkin at No. 1 overall in 2004, and that's had a lot to do with the team's current run of seven postseason berths in eight years.

Aside from Ovechkin, key cogs such as Nicklas Backstrom, Mike Green, Karl Alzner, John Carlson and Braden Holtby are prime examples. Because of this, it's reasonable to assume the Caps will have some familiar faces still on the roster in five years' time.

With that in mind, here's a look at Washington's best at each position five years down the line.

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