When the Capitals missed the playoffs for the first time in seven years this past season, their most advanced minor league affiliate also happened to take a step back.
When the Capitals acquired former 20-goal scorer Martin Erat from the Nashville Predators in 2013, General Manager George McPhee felt that he was adding a top-six forward.
New Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen may have signed with his former team’s rival, but not all of his new surroundings will be foreign to the 27-year-old.
The Capitals’ first development camp under head coach Barry Trotz wrapped up Saturday, and Washington’s new bench boss was pleased with the results.
The Washington Capitals entered the 2014 free agency period with specific goals in mind: to significantly upgrade their defensive unit and goaltending depth.