Will the Washington Capitals still be Stanley Cup contenders when the 2017-18 season rolls around?
If the forward group remains mostly intact, the answer is probably yes.
Only two of the team's top 9 forwards are unrestricted free agents, and although the potential losses in T.J. Oshie and Justin Williams would be huge, the majority of a group that has dominated play for the past three seasons is slated to return.
Unless General Manager Brian MacLellan has major plans for change, the core group should keep the team in contention once again next year. Watch the video below for more.
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