The Senators sneaked into last spring's playoffs as the eighth seed in the East and are hoping a tighter defense will get them back this season.
Evgeny Kuznetsov tells a Russian newspaper that he wanted to attend the Capitals' development camp and he wonders if they've given up on him.
General manager George McPhee says he wants the Capitals to be a better forechecking team under new coach Adam Oates.
Will a new general manager and new coach lift the Canadiens out of the Eastern Conference cellar?
Several Capitals were at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Tuesday preparing for a season that is in jeopardy.