Originally posted on The Pensblog  |  Last updated 10/2/13
In order of where we expect them to finish... 1. Penguins 2.  Washington Capitals The Capitals are no longer in the pushover Southeast division.  They will actually have to play against some tough teams in arguably the league's toughest division.  Alex Ovechkin should be highly motivated given that this is an Olympic year, he also had a great stretch run to the playoffs last season. Out is Mike Ribeiro, in is Mikhail Grabovski.  Martin Erat will also play his first full year for the Capitals.  The defense and goaltending looks familiar to last year’s squad so expect another playoff appearance. Player to watch Mike Green.  If Green Life 52 stays healthy, he is a big help to the Capitals offense.  He is still questionable defensively and may still ride a vespa. Player not to watch John Erskine.  He is ordinary. Games vs. the Penguins(4) Nov. 20 @ WSH, 8 pm Jan. 15 @ PIT, 8 pm Mar. 10 @ WSH, 7 pm Mar. 11 @ PIT, 7:30 pm 3.  Columbus Blue Ja...
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