When he left the Capitals, Dale Hunter said he wanted to return to his family business. Today he's expected to be re-named head coach of the Knights.
As a hard-nosed rookie, Dmitry Orlov might have been the Capitals' most pleasant surprise on the blue line. He'll need to prove himself all over again with a new coach.
After a forgettable 2011-12 season, no one is looking forward to next season more than Capitals goaltender Michal Neuvirth.
The Capitals have stockpiled 11 picks in this year's draft including two in the first round.
At 28, Laich is in the prime of his career and is one of the Capitals' most reliable and versatile players. But he'll need to do more to earn his hefty salary.