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Washington Capitals 2014-15 Season Preview

Record: 42-28- 12, 96 points

Division Result: 3rd

Point Leader: Nick Backstrom 85

Goal Leader: Alex Ovechkin 52

Assist Leader: Nick Backstrom 60

Wins: Braden Holtby 30

Team MVP: Alex Ovechkin

Capitals Rookie of the Year: Evgeny Kuznetsov

With free agent signings of Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen to shore up the defense, and new head coach Barry Trotz the Capitals are poised to make a return to the post season this year. Alex Ovechkin and Nick Backstrom are set to be the offensive weapons that Trotz lacked in Nashville, while Evgeny Kuznetsov is ready to begin his first full NHL season since coming over from Washington.

Projected Roster: 

8 – 19 – 16

90 – 92 – 20

25 – 21 – 42

46 – Burakovski – 67

74 – 44

27 – 2

52 (if ready) – 4

70

 

IR- Tom Wilson fractured fibula (expected to be back in November), Dmitry Orlov broken wrist (also expected to be back in November)

Aaron Volpatti and Jay Beagle are also expected to miss home opener

Home Opener prediction: (10/9 vs. Montreal) 4-3 Washington F/OT

Thomas Flaherty

Thomas Flaherty

I am from a small town just a bit northwest of Baltimore Maryland. I love the Capitals (especially writting about them). Feel free to Laich my articles Orlov them, your choice
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