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.
Capitals center Mike Ribeiro may be one of the craftiestplaymakers in the NHL, but on Monday he was flopping around the crease like ayoung, albeit slightly taller, Darren Pang.
Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin confirmed on Friday that if there is an NHL lockout he will play in the Kontinental Hockey League.
It is a question on the minds of every player, coach, general manager and owner in the NHL not to mention millions of its fans.