Using the VUKOTA projection system of Hockey Prospectus, Insider takes the temperature of key players on every NHL team, continuing with Washington. For a detailed explanation of Prospectus' proprietary GVT value metric, read more here.
Summer Skate -- Washington Capitals
GM George McPhee went out this offseason and signed Joel Ward, Jeff Halpern and Roman Hamrlik, traded for Troy Brouwer and re-signed Brooks Laich, adding an element of sandpaper to his team without taking away from its offensive core.
What's more, he added a top-10 netminder in Tomas Vokoun for a paltry $1.5 million for the 2011-12 season. Excuses are running out in Caps-land.
Trending Up: C Marcus Johansson
Last Season: 3.2 GVT | VUKOTA Projection: 5.4 GVT
The Capitals do not lack for young offensive talent and Marcus Johansson is no exception.