Every year the NHL general managers convene in Boca Raton, Fla., with grandiose ideas on how to improve the game.
The whispers began last season when Alex Ovechkin finished with career lows in goals (32) and points (85).
The smile on the face of Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin says it all.
The more he plays, the happier he is.
More ice, he said, more smiles.
Brooks Laich wears the face of his team.
When the Capitals are winning his eyes glisten and he's as jovial as they come. When they're losing he wears a glare and a scowl.