Washington Capitals

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Go ahead and call them the Washington Penguins.

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When Brian MacLellan took over for George McPhee as general manager of the Capitals, he had a clear plan on how to turn the Caps back into a Stanley Cup contender.

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With a backup goaltender [Justin Peters] off their checklist, the Capitals opened their wallets and signed former Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik to a hefty five-year, $27.5 million contract.

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The Capitals began their free-agent shopping by going after a backup goalie that has tortured them throughout his NHL career.

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While new general manager Brian MacLellan has made it clear the Capitals’ top priority heading into today’s free agent market [noon, NHL Network] is to land a top-four defenseman [or two], he also

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