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2018-19 Rink Wrap: Brian MacLellan

Now that we’ve wrapped up the players, it’s time to turn our attention to the big man himself, the architect of the 2018 Stanley Cup Champion Capitals(and the non-Cup winning 2018-19 Capitals)... GM Brian MacLellan.

Q1. Brian MacLellan will have some tough decisions to make this offseason. Who do you think is the biggest priority among the players set to become RFA or UFA on July 1?

J.P.: Nothing happens in a vacuum - not re-signing an RFA like Jakub Vrana or Andre Burakovsky, not re-signing a UFA like Brett Connolly or Carl Hagelin… and not extending a Washington Capitals Legend like Nick Backstrom or Braden Holtby, both of whom can re-up with the club on July 1, a year ahead of when their respective current contracts expire and they would become <gasp!