With Nicklas Backstrom recovering from hip surgery Andre Burakovsky has been asked play center.
Barry Trotz is entering his second season as coach of the Washington Capitals and many of the players are showing their comfort in his system.
The Capitals gave up a lot to land T.J. Oshie. At least in practice he looks worth the price.
Tom Wilson has spent his first two NHL season buries on the fourth line. This year, he will get a shot to show what he can do.