When Adam Oates steps behind the visiting bench as co-coach of the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night at Verizon Center, he most certainly will experience a wave of emotions.
Hershey update: 40-18-5-2, 1st in the East Division, 2nd in the Eastern Conference. Last week: 3-0-0-0
Back in training camp, all John Erskine had to do was look down at his right arm to know he wasn’t strong enough to play in the NHL.
When Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik stepped into the players’ locker room at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Tuesday he was greeted by a mix of fist pumps, handshakes and good-natured ribbing.
Quick hits as the Capitals hit the ice for Day 2 of their three-day mini-camp leading up to Thursday night’s visit by the New Jersey Devils, who fell 3-1 to the Los Angeles Kings Monday night: