Ranking the Capitals: Recap

In an effort to beat the summer doldrums, we undertook to rank - with your help - the Washington Capitals, from Ovechkin to well, see below (only players under contract were considered). The criteria was apparently not so 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? Voters considered age, potential, contract status, organizational depth, etc. and a whole lot of less rational value-defining component. All of the "Ranking the Capitals" posts can be found here."

So welcome Boyd Kane and Michael Nylander to the now-complete list... and start thinking about next year's rankings.

  1. Alex Ovechkin
  2. Nicklas Backstrom
  3. Mike Green
  4. Alexander Semin
  5. Semyon Varlamov
  6. Brooks Laich
  7. Karl Alzner
  8. Mike Knuble
  9. Tom Poti
  10. David Steckel
  11. John Carlson
  12. Jeff Schultz
  13. Brendan Morrison
  14. Tomas Fleischmann
  15. Michal Neuvirth
  16. Eric Fehr
  17. Boyd Gordon
  18. Jose Theodore
  19. Oskar Osala
  20. Shaone Morrisonn
  21. Brian Pothier
  22. Matt Bradley
  23. Anton Gustafsson
  24. Milan Jurcina
  25. Chris Bourque
  26. John Erskine
  27. Chris Clark
  28. Mathieu Perreault
  29. Braden Holtby
  30. Stefan Della Rovere
  31. Tyler Sloan
  32. Keith Aucoin
  33. Francois Bouchard
  34. Quintin Laing
  35. Jay Beagle
  36. Alexandre Giroux
  37. Andrew Gordon
  38. Sean Collins
  39. Josh Godfrey
  40. Joe Finley
  41. Trevor Bruess
  42. Kyle Wilson
  43. Steven Pinizzotto
  44. Jake Hauswirth
  45. Zach Miskovic
  46. Viktor Dovgan
  47. Patrick McNeill
  48. Boyd Kane
  49. Michael Nylander

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