Capitals defenseman John Erskine had reached a point where he just couldn’t get to where he wanted as fast as he wanted. He knew it; his teammates knew and so did Adam Oates.
As Braden Holtby and Dmitry Orlov joined their fellow Bears for the start of Hershey's training camp this weekend, they also joined a few familiar faces from Washington.
You know we are in a whole new world when a goalie in a Penguins jersey free agent Brent Johnson -- is practicing with a diminishing number of Capitals at their practice facility.
For goaltender Braden Holtby and defenseman Dmitry Orlov, this was supposed to be their breakout season for the Capitals.