Should they go with someone like Jon Cooper or Adam Oates, who have no NHL experience as a head coach? Or would Marc Crawford, Terry Murray or Tom Renney be a better fit?
Mike Knuble would like to play one more season in the NHL, but he's already been informed it won't be in Washington.
The Kings drafted well, traded well and coached well en route to their first Stanley Cup. Can the Caps do the same?
Five players in the Stanley Cup Finals were taken in the first round in 2003 draft. The Caps are hoping to net similar results this year.
In his second season in the NHL Marcus Johansson finished third among Capitals forwards in scoring but left fans and coaches wanting more in the playoffs.