Niklas Backstrom


As part of our summer series previewing the 2014-15 NHL season, is analyzing all 30 NHL teams, division by division.


By Peter Hailey

Upon first glance, players in the World Cup and players in the nation's capital may seem to have little in common.


Adam Oates discusses the Caps 5-4 loss to the Kings. Asked if injuries were part of the problem, he made it clear that there are 19 other guys that can do the job.


The third time might be a charm for one of the Washington Capitals headed to Sochi for the Winter Olympics.  


After holding the title of Capitals head coach for 169 days or 60 regular season games and 14 tightly fought playoff battles, Dale Hunter's players were surprised to hear that their bench boss