From Comcast SportsNet
Last Friday, Dale Hunter sent a not-so-subtle message to slumping right wing Alex Semin when he relegated him to the fourth line for a practice.
Since the beginning of November, the Capitals have shown glimpses of a team capable of going on a long win streak that separates them from the rest of the Southeast Division.
Nationals starter John Lannan is on the trade block and, according to former team GM Jim Bowden, the Boston Red Sox have made already made an offer.
News and notes as the Capitals prepare for tonights 5 p.m. puck drop against the Toronto Maple Leafs: