3 Capitals players that impressed us so far this season

While the Washington Capitals aren't at the top of the league right now, they aren't at the bottom either. Here are 3 players that have impressed us so far this season.

T.J. Oshie, Charlie Lindgren, Washington Capitals
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I know a lot of you are mad. I am too. But that doesn't mean there haven't been any positives to the Washington Capitals season. So after paiting the picture of the sky falling after losing in overtime Saturday, this post will look on the bright side of things.

So here we go, top 3 positives of the Caps season so far in terms of players that have impressed us. Spoiler alert, #3 was the easiest.

Anthony Mantha
Anthony Mantha, Washington Capitals / Sam Hodde/GettyImages

#3 Anthony Mantha

A big positive this season for the Capitals has been the emergence of Anthony Mantha into the player the Caps envisioned when they made business at the trade deadline three years ago for his services. The question is, does this increase his value if the Capitals continue to falter after the all star break?

The Caps were rumored to have explorded shopping him but nothing came to fruition over the summer. He might be an attractive target now for a contender. Dealing him would give the Caps some fianancial flexibility. But do they run it back and go for it?

They have to figure it out sooner rather than later.

Mantha has 15 goals and eight assists for 23 points and his breakout is the one of the biggest positives in the first chapter of the Spencer Carbery era.