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Can the Cup champion Capitals keep the band together?

John Carlson highlights a group of key players hitting free agency. Who will be back? We explore the decisions with Washington's capologist.

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Stream on ESPN+: Final episode of Quest for the Stanley Cup

Alex Ovechkin leads the Capitals to the Stanley Cup title and TJ Oshie shares the emotional story of his father.


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2018 NHL draft board: Top 20

There's skill galore in the top 20 on this year's NHL draft board. Chris Peters explores the top names available.

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Ranking the top five goaltenders in the NHL draft class

It's a shallow goalie pool in this year's draft, but here are the top five who could make an impact.

NHL draft prospect risers and fallers

Following the past season and the NHL scouting combine, who is climbing -- or dropping -- on draft boards?



Trotz, Capitals set to part ways after Stanley Cup win

Greg Wyshynski explains Barry Trotz and the Capitals couldn't agree on a contract and discusses a possible fit between Trotz and the Islanders.




What's next for Trotz, Caps?

Emily Kaplan reacts to Barry Trotz's decision to resign as head coach of the Capitals.



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