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Winnipeg Jets fantasy preview for 2017-18

Laine leads impressive top-six forward group; Mason, Hellebuyck could split starts

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

As part of NHL.com's 31 in 31 series, our fantasy hockey staff is breaking down each team's fantasy landscape. Fantasy-relevant players are listed in order of rank in NHL.com's top 250. Today, we look at the Winnipeg Jets.

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Three questions facing Winnipeg Jets

Improvement of Laine, stability of goaltending areas of focus

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

NHL.com is providing in-depth analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, three questions facing the Winnipeg Jets.

The Winnipeg Jets have made one appearance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs since relocating from Atlanta in 2011. Their fans in a passionate Canadian market want more.

The Jets' struggles since making the playoffs in 2015 have placed increased scrutiny on goaltending, defense and discipline, all issues that have received attention in the offseason.

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Winnipeg Jets key statistics

Scheifele's scoring rate, Mason's play at even strength

by Rob Vollman / NHL.com Correspondent

NHL.com is providing in-depth analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, three key statistics for the Winnipeg Jets.

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Top prospects for Winnipeg Jets

Connor, Poolman highlight deep crop of young players

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

NHL.com is providing in-depth prospect analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, the Winnipeg Jets.

The Winnipeg Jets have established a solid prospect pipeline since relocating from Atlanta in 2011, essential to their draft-and-develop model.

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Inside look at Winnipeg Jets

Mason, Kulikov added to talented core in hopes of securing playoff berth

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

NHL.com is providing in-depth roster, prospect and fantasy analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, the Winnipeg Jets.

The Winnipeg Jets went shopping this offseason to aid their attempt to move up in the Central Division and find a way into the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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Three questions facing Washington Capitals

Ovechkin's scoring, rookie defensemen among concerns

by Tom Gulitti @tomgulittinhl / NHL.com Staff Writer

NHL.com is providing in-depth analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, three questions facing the Washington Capitals.

After winning the Presidents' Trophy in each of the past two seasons, the Washington Capitals are entering a transition phase.

Although much of their core remains intact, there are some holes in the lineup because of the departures of forwards Justin Williams (signed with Carolina Hurricanes) and Marcus Johansson (traded to New Jersey Devils), as well as defensemen Karl Alzner (signed with Montreal Canadiens), Kevin Shattenkirk (signed with New York Rangers) and Nate Schmidt (selected by Vegas Golden Knights in NHL Expansion Draft).

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Washington Capitals fantasy preview for 2017-18

Burakovsky should break out in expanded role; Holtby could regress after losses on defense

by Pete Jensen @NHLJensen / NHL.com Senior Fantasy Editor

As part of NHL.com's 31 in 31 series, our fantasy hockey staff is breaking down each team's landscape. Fantasy-relevant players are listed in order of rank in NHL.com's top 250. Today, we look at the Washington Capitals.

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Washington Capitals key statistics

Improved penalty kill boosts special teams; Oshie among most versatile players in NHL

by Rob Vollman / NHL.com Correspondent

NHL.com is providing in-depth analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, three key statistics for the Washington Capitals.

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Inside look at Washington Capitals

Presidents' Trophy winners seek to prove Stanley Cup window hasn't closed despite key offseason losses

by Tom Gulitti @tomgulittinhl / NHL.com Correspondent

NHL.com is providing in-depth roster, prospect and fantasy analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, the Washington Capitals.

The start of practice at training camp on Sept. 15 will give the Washington Capitals the opportunity to begin channeling some negative energy in a positive way.

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Top prospects for Washington Capitals

Johansen, Bowey likely to make jump, fill void on defense

by Tom Gulitti @tomgulittinhl / NHL.com Correspondent

NHL.com is providing in-depth prospect analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, the Washington Capitals.

In the pursuit of the Stanley Cup during the past few seasons, the Washington Capitals traded young talent and draft picks for players who could provide immediate help. The most recent example came on Feb. 27, when they traded 22-year-old forward Zach Sanford and a first-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft to the St. Louis Blues for defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk.

Though trades have depleted the pool of prospects, Washington does have some young players who could contribute this season.

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