As part of All-Star weekend, the NHL will unveil its list of the 100 Greatest NHL Players Friday at 9:30 p.m. That got me thinking, who are the best Capitals players of all time?
The Washington Capitals franchise is currently playing in its 43rd NHL season. During that time a lot of greats have come through Washington. Picking out just 10 is no easy task.
Before going over who did make the list, here are a few players who just barely missed the cut.
Adam Oates: Putting his horrific tenure as head coach aside, Oates was a phenomenal player who was a key part of the team's run to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1998.
Braden Holtby: When his career is finished, Holtby will be the best goalie in franchise history, but he's not quite in the Caps' top 10 just yet.
Michal Pivonka: Michal Pivonka spent the entirety of his 13-year NHL career as a Capital and was the franchise leader in assists until getting passed by Nicklas Backstrom in 2015.
Dave Christian: Christian was a great player with the Caps, but the greatest achievement of his career actually came in the Olympics as he was a part of the 1980 Miracle on Ice USA team.
Other honorable mentions: Guy Charron, Al Iafrate, Sergei Gonchar, Mike Ridley, Bengt Gustafsson, Calle Johansson, Yvon Labre, Dino Ciccarelli, Kelly Miller, Bobby Carpenter, John Druce, Jaromir Jagr, Mike Green
Those are the players who didn't make it. Who did?