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Ranking the Capitals: #24

In an effort to beat the summer doldrums, we're undertaking to rank - with your help - the Washington Capitals (only players under contract will be considered). The criteria is simple: who at this moment is the most valuable player in the organization who hasn't already been ranked? Put another way, if you could only keep one of the remaining players - because of what he brings on the ice or off it, his upside, what he could fetch in trade, and so on - who would it be? Consider age, potential, contract status, organizational depth, etc. - it's your call. And after you vote and defend your selection in the comments, help us out and suggest a name to add to the next poll. [Note: here's a recap of last year's rankings; previous "Ranking the Capitals 2010" posts can be found here.]

Welcome Andrew Gordon to the list and Trevor Bruess to the poll...

  1. Alex Ovechkin
  2. Nicklas Backstrom
  3. Mike Green
  4. Alexander Semin
  5. John Carlson
  6. Semyon Varlamov
  7. Jeff Schultz
  8. Brooks Laich
  9. Karl Alzner
  10. Mike Knuble
  11. Eric Fehr
  12. Michal Neuvirth
  13. Tom Poti
  14. Tomas Fleischmann
  15. Marcus Johansson
  16. Jason Chimera
  17. Matt Bradley
  18. Mathieu Perreault
  19. Boyd Gordon
  20. David Steckel
  21. Braden Holtby
  22. Cody Eakin
  23. Andrew Gordon

If this FanPost is written by someone other than one of the blog's editors, the opinions expressed in it do not necessarily reflect those of this blog or SB Nation.

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