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WJLA, October 04, 2011

Washington Capitals 2011-12 season preview: 10 things to watch

After being unceremoniously swept from the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs and falling short yet again of an elusive NHL title, the Washington Capitals are gearing up for another run at their first Stanley Cup title. Here are 10 things to watch in 2011-12.

Who’s the man between the pipes?

The Capitals parted ways with Seymon Varlamov in a trade with Colorado while signing former Florida Panthers veteran netminder Tomas Vokoun to what many feel was a bargain of a contract. The Capitals also hold over promising young goaltender Michal Neuvirth, leading many to wonder whether Washington will go with youth or experience between the pipes.

(Photo: Associated Press | Date: Mar. 15, 2011) of fullscreen mode

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