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.
Adam Oates has a new office and a new coaching staff but no players to coach.
George McPhee has a perch above the Capitals' practice rink, but no hockey to watch.
With just one day remaining on the NHLs expiring Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Capitals have signed restricted free-agent defenseman John Carlson to a six-year, 23.8 million contract extensi
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has given the players union a take-it-or-leave-it offer that he hopes will avert the leagues second lockout in eight years.
Count on the players leaving it.