It is a statistic that often gets overlooked, but the Capitals finished the 2013-14 regular season with seven players who played in all 82 games. No NHL team had more.
Back on July 1, when the Capitals addressed their needs on the blue line and between the pipes with the free-agent signings of defensemen Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen and goaltender Justin Peter
At his introductory news conference in May, new Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan talked about the need to build a better relationship with the AHL Hershey Bears.
Last weekend at the NHL draft in Philadelphia, Capitals coach Barry Trotz emphasized the importance of finalizing his coaching staff before the start of free agency. Now we know why.