"There's extra bodies around," Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan said, citing Vegas expansion as a positive. "There's good players that are still out there. ... That's just the way the market is for this year."
"I think the key for him is to keep improving, to be at the top of the league in points, to be able to play against the best players in the league, against the best defensemen," MacLellan said. "All those things, I think he's able to handle now, responsibility-wise."