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Capitals Power Ranking Roundup: Week 20

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Our weekly temperature-taking of the mainstream media's opinions on the Washington Capitals:

Outlet This Week Last Week What They're Saying
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Banished! The Caps have fallen out of the CBC's top six, and continue to not be Canadian, so the CBC has no opinion.  :: shrug ::
13 14 Ovechkin hits the 60-point mark with three goals and three assists in five games.
10 11 The Capitals are looking to make some moves, but haven’t found a partner quite yet after moving their big Tomas Fleischmann chip earlier this season. It sounds so strange to hear the Caps badly in need a playmaking center.
13 11 Word is the Capitals want a No. 2 center at the trade deadline; they are missing a spark, that's for sure.
11 9 If GM George McPhee can add a defenseman and a center before the Feb. 28 trade deadline, I'd like this team a lot more.
9 8 By splitting the four games they played on the road last week, the Caps dropped one place in the rankings. Alexander Semin just about single-handedly put an end to Washington's three game-losing streak when he notched a hat trick in a 7-6 win over the Ducks on Feb. 16
- 8 Pending
  12 11 Defenseman Mike Green has played only one game since he was hit in the ear by a puck on Feb. 6. He's likely to return later this week.
9 7 The Washington Post reports an internal team meeting was led by Scott Hannan, who brings an outsider’s perspective.
9 7 Despite a great game by Ryan Miller, the Capitals edge the Sabres 2-1 to creep within three points of the Southwest Division-leading Tampa Bay Lightning.
15 10
They've won three of four, but a team that is already thin down the middle can hardly afford to lose C Nicklas Backstrom.
5 7 Caps searching for a forward, but will they find one for the right price?
Of note: Alex Ovechkin has posted 6 points (3G-3A) in his last four games.

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