Washington Capitals Look Ready For Opening Night

Posted: 28th September 2009 by Scott Zweibel in NHL
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The Washington Capitals will begin the defense of their Southeast Division title in Boston on October 1st. This season also starts with a great deal more expectation than last. While the Capitals haveáquickly maturedáinto a contender, anything short of winning the Eastern Conference (or the Stanley Cup) may be deemed a failure this season.á As opening night quickly approaches, it seems that the Capitals roster, and basic line structures, are set for head coach Bruce Boudreau. Forwards: The top line will consist of back-to-back Hart winner, and 'Russian Machine,' Alexander Ovechkin. He will be flanked byánew arrival, bruising winger Mike Knuble. The wings will look for smooth passes from rising-star centeráNicklas Backstrom. The second line, which has bee ...

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