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Stanislav Galiev practices with the Washington Capitals on their first day of practice at their annual development camp held at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington on Monday, July 9, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Garrett Haar takes a shot on goal during the Washington Capitals' development camp at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington on Monday, July 9, 2012. (Ryan M.L. Young/The Washington Times)

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Washington Capitals head coach Adam Oates (second from left) watches the first day of practice at the annual development camp at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington on Monday, July 9, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Capitals' Jay Beagle (83) is shown during an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers in Sunrise, Fla., Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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The Washington Capitals sent defenseman Dennis Wideman to the Calgary Flames in exchange for a fifth-round pick and the rights to impending free agent defenseman Jordan Henry. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

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Washington Capitals CEO Dick Patrick, Founder and Chairmen Ted Leonsis , and Vice President and General Manager George McPhee, introduce new head coach Adam Oates during a press conference at Verizon Center on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, in Washington D.C. (Raymond Thompson/The Washington TImes)

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Washington Capitals CEO Dick Patrick, Founder and Chairmen Ted Leonsis , and Vice President and General Manager George McPhee, introduce new head coach Adam Oates during a press conference at Verizon Center on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, in Washington D.C. (Raymond Thompson/The Washington TImes)

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Washington Capitals C Adam Oates (77) takes a drink during a timeout in game action against the Toronto Maple Leafs in 3rd period action at the MCI Center in Washington, DC on Monday night, March 4, 2002, a 3-2 Caps loss. ( Ross D. Franklin / The Washington Times )

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Washington Capitals C Adam Oates (77) raises his silver stick received from owner Ted Leonsis, left; and Dick Patrick, owner and governor, right; before the start of the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st period action at MCI Center on Saturday night January 19, 2002 . ( Ross D. Franklin / The Washington Times )

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** FILE ** Washington Capitals center Adam Oates skates into position for a faceoff against the Minnesota Wild at the MCI Center in Washington in 2002. (The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** Washington Capitals center Adam Oates skates into position for a faceoff against the Minnesota Wild at the MCI Center in Washington in 2002. (The Washington Times)

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Winger Tom Wilson stands with Washington Capitals officials after being chosen 16th overall in the first round of the NHL draft on Friday, June 22, 2012, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

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The Washington Capitals acquired Mike Ribeiro from the Dallas Stars on Friday night for prospect Cody Eakin and their 2012 second-round pick in the NHL draft. (Associated Press)

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Filip Forsberg, a center from Sweden, smiles with officials from the Washington Capitals after being chosen 11th overall in the first round of the NHL draft Friday, June 22, 2012, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

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Filip Forsberg, a center from Sweden, smiles with officials from the Washington Capitals after being chosen 11th overall in the first round of the NHL draft Friday, June 22, 2012, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

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The Washington Capitals acquired Mike Ribeiro from the Dallas Stars on Friday night for prospect Cody Eakin and their 2012 second-round pick in the NHL draft. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Washington Capitals assistant coach Dean Evason (left) talks with Washington Capitals head coach Bruce Boudreau during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks at the Verizon Center in Washington, on Dec. 15, 2010. (Associated Press)

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Ted Leonsis, owner of the Washington Wizards and the Washington Capitals, fields questions during an editorial board meeting in Washington, DC, Friday, March 18, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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**FILE** Ted Leonsis, owner of the Washington Wizards and the Washington Capitals, fields questions during an editorial board meeting in Washington on March 18, 2011. (The Washington Times)

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Dale Hunter was the fastest coach in Ontario Hockey League history to reach 400 victories, doing so in 599 games with the London Knights, before he agreed in November 2011 to take over as coach of the Capitals. Hunter decided not to return for the 2012-13 season.(Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)