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Capitals happy they waited on Backstrom

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Center looks like his old self entering the playoffsThe NHL trade deadline came and went on Feb. 27, and Capitals general manager George McPhee chose to stand pat rather than force a bad deal that would do more long-term harm to his team than short-term gain. But McPhee also was gambling that the Caps still would be better off in the final month of the season than any of his competitors. He was...

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