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Washington Capitals: Are the Kids Alright?

Washington Capitals: Are the Kids Alright?

As one window closes, another opens... And now, the kids. In February 2016, as the 2015-2016 trading deadline was approaching, Washington Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan said of his team at the time, “I view it as a two-year window. We're going for it this year, we're going for it next year, and then after that we're evaluating where we're at." That team had a core of Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, and Braden Holtby among the home-grown products; defensemen Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik on long-term deals as free agent defensemen, and perhaps the finishing touch wingers...

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