Capitals coach Barry Trotz says the lure of KHL money has kept Russians out of the NHL.
The Capitals will be on national TV 12 times this season, highlighted by the Jan. 1 Winter Classic.
The NHL's all-time leader in wins and shutouts remains unsigned, but Martin Brodeur is still hoping to play one more season.
As part of our summer countdown series, Chuck Gormley breaks down his Top 25 impact players for the Capitals. Click here for No. 24 John Erskine.
Capitals defensive prospect Michal Cajkovsky is proof that all some players need is a chance.