Projecting the play of Mike Green is like playing darts while blindfolded. His nine-year career with the Capitals has taken so many unpredictable turns.
Eric Belanger was once thought to be the fix for the Caps' hole at second line center, a hole that still haunts the team to this day.
The Red Wings remain optimistic that free agent Daniel Alfredsson will re-sign with Detroit and play a 20th NHL season.
With two seasons remaining on his contract, look for Troy Brouwer to have a big say in how much the Capitals improve over last season.