NHL Off-Season Outlook: Washington Capitals

Here’s the most recent in THN.com’s ongoing sequence of breakdowns of every NHL workforce’s low season. Today, we’re wanting on the Washington Capitals.

2021-22 Record: 44-26-12
Finish In The Metropolitan Division: 4th
Salary Cap Space Available (As Per CapPleasant.com): $0 ($6,321,666 over cap ceiling)

What Washington Has: A completely-signed lineup; a respectable, if growing old, celebrity scorer in Alex Ovechkin; a model new goaltending tandem in starters Darcy Kuemper and Charlie Lindgren; two nifty low season acquisitions in former Senators and Maple Leafs ahead Connor Brown and former Blackhawks middle Dylan Strome; a deep group of forwards; an elite-level defenseman in John Carlson; first rate depth signings in veteran forwards Marcus Johansson and Henrik Borgstrom, and D-man Matt Irwin.


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