The Capitals have a trio of promising young defensemen in their minor-league system in Dmitry Orlov, Cameron Schilling and Tomas Kundratek. At least one of them should be on the opening night roster on Oct. 1 at Chicago.
Is forward Stan Galiev still among the Capitals' top prospects? Not everyone is sure about that.
Over the last calendar year the Capitals handed out contract extensions to their own players like candy.
The ad starring Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin and former teammate Semyon Varlamov placed fifth overall in fan voting this week out of more than 400 dating to the mid-19990s.