Around The NHL In 30 Days: Washington Capitals

Every day this month, one NHL team will be posting a season preview. It’s a good way for you, the Flyers fans, to know what we’re up against this season as we hope to break the Stanley Cup drought. Today we have the Washington Capitals.

Offense

It takes less than a glance at the Capitals’ offense to know Washington is a Cup-contending team. Cup-contending, but not necessarily Cup-winning.

General manager George McPhee’s moves this past summer were made in expectation of changing that, and if everything goes well, he may succeed.

The organization let go of a number of players: Jason ArnottMatt BradleyEric Fehr, Boyd GordonAndrew GordonMarco Sturm, and less notably, Brian Willsie. Statistically, the seven represent a loss of 78 points (based on last season).

Enter center Jeff Halpern and wingers Troy Brouwer and Joel Ward. Among their former teams; Montreal, Chicago, and Nashville, respectively; the three combined for 91 points. So on paper, everything so far works out for the Caps.

To see the rest, please visit Capitals Outsider.

Courtesy: Washington Capitals and the NHL

Tomorrow we conclude our month of previews with the Winnipeg Jets. We’ve already previewed the Anaheim DucksBoston BruinsBuffalo SabresCalgary FlamesCarolina HurricanesChicago BlackhawksColorado AvalancheColumbus Blue JacketsFlorida PanthersDallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota WildMontreal CanadiensNashville PredatorsNew Jersey Devilsand New York IslandersOttawa Senators, Philadelphia FlyersPittsburgh PenguinsPhoenix CoyotesSan Jose SharksTampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Vancouver Canucks.

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