Barry Trotz


With roughly $24 million committed to their top five defensemen, it’s clear the Capitals will open training camp on Friday with Brooks Orpik, Mike Green, Matt Niskanen, John Carlson and Karl Alzne


While many other NHL teams have extended professional tryout contracts to players looking to extend their NHL careers [Simon Gagne and Ville Leino in Boston, Dan Carcillo in Pittsburgh, etc.] Capi


A year ago, when Andre Burakovsky attended his first NHL training camp with the Capitals, he was asked to add some muscle to his 6-foot-1, 185-pound frame and get a little quicker.


With Capitals rookie camp nearing its conclusion and training camp scheduled to begin on Friday, Sept.