2012-13: 25-17-6, 56 points
After seeing Ilya Kovalchuk walk away from his contract with the Devils and sign with the KHL, Alex Ovechkin knew the questions would follow him all the way back from his home in Moscow.
New Capitals goalie coach Olie Kolzig is the first to admit he’s not trying to reinvent the wheel when it comes to working with Braden Holtby and Michal Neuvirth.
NEW YORK RANGERS
2012-13: 26-18-4, 56 points
Where they finished: 2nd in the Atlantic; 6th in the East; 12th in the NHL