Dion Phaneuf


As part of our summer series previewing the 2014-15 NHL season, CSNwashington.com is analyzing all 30 NHL teams, division by division.


Let’s face it: It’s the blockbuster trades that sell the NHL draft, not the selection of little-known 18-year-olds who may not play in the NHL for another year or two.


Let’s assume that Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan is earnest in his pursuit of a left-handed defenseman who can play alongside the right-handed shooting Mike Green on the Caps’ blue line.


Today CSNWashington.com concludes our team-by-team look at the three divisions in the Eastern Conference and the changes they made in the offseason.