When Jim Johnson took a job with the San Jose Sharks, Adam Oates and the Capitals were left with two coaching vacancies.
Capitals prospect Stan Galiev says leaving Russia at the age of 16 was the best decision he's ever made.
Jeff Halpern wasn't used much down the stretch by former Capitals coach Dale Hunter, paving his way to free agency.
Adam Oates has reached out to every player on the Capitals roster by phone. This week he gets a closer look at the team's prospects.