In just his second full NHL season Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner quietly became the team's best and most reliable blue liner.
Former Capitals enforcer Craig Berube says he has a good situation as an assistant coach in Philadelphia, but would be interested in any head coaching position in the NHL.
Defenseman Dennis Wideman will become a free agent on July 1. He could cost too much for the Caps to keep him.
Stanislav Galiev was a beast in the Quebec League playoffs and remains in the hunt for the Memorial Cup.