Capitals add grit in offseason to help survive grind of the postseason

Offseason acquisitions Joel Ward (left) and Troy Brouwer will give the Capitals a physical dimension that some critics said was lacking in the playoffs last season. Brouwer won the Stanley Cup with Chicago in 2010, and Ward was a scoring surprise with Nashville in last year's postseason. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Offseason acquisitions Joel Ward (left) and Troy Brouwer will give the Capitals a physical dimension that some critics said was lacking in the playoffs last season. Brouwer won the Stanley Cup with Chicago in 2010, and Ward was a scoring surprise with Nashville in last year's postseason. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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