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Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis, right, and president Dick Patrick, not pictured, introduce new general manager Brian MacLellan, left, and head coach Barry Trotz, second from left, to the media at a press conference at the Verizon Center, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, May 27, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)
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Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis, right, and president Dick Patrick, not pictured, introduce new general manager Brian MacLellan, left, and head coach Barry Trotz, second from left, to the media at a press conference at the Verizon Center, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, May 27, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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