Dean Evason was an assistant coach under Glen Hanlon, Bruce Boudreau and Dale Hunter and was among those interviewed for the vacant head coaching job.
Mike Haviland helped guide the Blackhawks to a Stanley Cup in 2010. He is believed to be the leading candidate to take over for Dale Hunter as head coach of the Capitals.
When he left the Capitals, Dale Hunter said he wanted to return to his family business. Today he's expected to be re-named head coach of the Knights.
As a hard-nosed rookie, Dmitry Orlov might have been the Capitals' most pleasant surprise on the blue line. He'll need to prove himself all over again with a new coach.
After a forgettable 2011-12 season, no one is looking forward to next season more than Capitals goaltender Michal Neuvirth.