2010 NHL Draft: Kuznetsov best to be had among Washington Capitals draft class
Photo: Evgeny Kuznetsov raised his game in the 2015 playoffs, notching five goals through two rounds of hockey with the Capitals. (Courtesy of Graig Abel/NHLI via Getty Images)
</p>The 2009-10 season was a banner year for the Washington Capitals in terms of their regular season performance. With a 54-15-13 record, the Capitals not only claimed the Southeast Division crown for themselves, but also their first-ever Presidentís Trophy for most points in the league.
Individually, it was another fine year for superstar Alexander Ovechkin. His 50 goals and 109 points put him in second in the league for each category, while Nicklas Backstrom enjoyed his best season as a pro with 68 assists and 101 points.… read more
Good article. In hindsight, Kuznetsov is absolutely the best pick we could've ever made. We weren't short on offensive skill in 2010, but we are now. Green regressed, Semin and Fedorov are gone and we are playing a more conservative system.