Well, this is pretty cool. Forever Dallas Star and 2014 Hockey Hall of Famer Mike Modano thinks the Washington Capitals will win the Stanley Cup this year. Modano, who won the Stanley Cup with the Stars in 1999, joins Las Vegas bookies and a few writers on NHL.com who believe the Caps can achieve the feat for the first time in team history.

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Stephen Weiss

When I posted my thoughts on which second-line centers might be a fit for the Capitals, many of you asked me: “What about Stephen Weiss of the Florida Panthers?” So I am going to use that as today’s collective Feed the Machine question and see what the numbers say.

The first step is to take a look at what it is going to cost in terms of the salary cap. Since Washington has $6,686,351 in cap space at the deadline, Weiss’s $3.1 million cap hit should not be an issue. Plus, he is under contract through the 2012-13 season so it is important to note that this wouldn’t be a rental.

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