Originally written July 01, 2013 on Rock the Red:
The Capitals took another skilled, fast winger in the first round Sunday. (Washington Capitals) NEW YORK - Sunday afternoon and evening in Newark, New Jersey, the Washington Capitals made six selections in the NHL Draft.  All of them bring different things to the table and could potentially have different impacts for the big club down the road – but three in particular stand out to me.  So let’s get right to it and take a look at the big framework of this draft for Washington and what Sunday meant. First off, it’s important to know that the Capitals worked very hard to move up in the draft and get in to the top 10 or 12 picks.  George McPhee said so on Sunday evening and given the Capitals’ clear attempts to “win now,” it makes sense that they would be willing to spend assets to get a player who would be able to help them in the short term instead of the long term.  However, no team in those draft spots was willing to move as far back as 23rd with what McPhee had to offer, s...
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