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Washington Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan is introduced to the media at a press conference at the Verizon Center, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, May 27, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis and president Dick Patrick introduce new general manager Brian MacLellan, left, and head coach Barry Trotz, right, to the media at a press conference at the Verizon Center, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, May 27, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Nashville Predators head coach Barry Trotz motions to a player in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Washington. The Capitals won 5-2. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Nashville Predators head coach Barry Trotz motions to a player in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Washington. The Capitals won 5-2. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Washington Capitals goalie Jaroslav Halak, of Slovakia, makes a save against the New Jersey Devils during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, April 4, 2014, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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**FILE** Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov (81), of Russia, looks on during the second period an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks, Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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**FILE** Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov (81), of Russia, looks on during the second period an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks, Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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FILE - In this April 11, 2014, file photo, Washington Capitals head coach Adam Oates stands in the bench area in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks in Washington. Capitals majority owner Ted Leonsis and president Dick Patrick announced Saturday, April 26, 2014, that the Capitals will not renew the contract of vice president and general manager George McPhee and have relieved head coach Oates of his duties. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Washington Capitals' Michal Pivonka (20) fights for the puck against Los Angeles Kings' Wayne Gretzky (99) during a faceoff in the first period of the game at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Thursday, Nov. 30, 1995. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

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Washington Capitals goalie Jaroslav Halak, of Slovakia, deflects a shot off his mask during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings, Thursday, March 20, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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Washington Capitals former general manager George McPhee walks away from the podium after a news conference in Arlington, Va., Monday, April 28, 2014. McPhee and coach Adam Oates lost their jobs with the Washington Capitals after the team failed to make the playoffs for the first time since 2007. (AP Photo)

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Washington Capitals former general manager George McPhee speaks during a news conference in Arlington, Va., Monday, April 28, 2014. McPhee and coach Adam Oates lost their jobs with the Washington Capitals after the team failed to make the playoffs for the first time since 2007. (AP Photo)

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Washington Capitals former general manager George McPhee speaks during a news conference in Arlington, Va., Monday, April 28, 2014. McPhee and coach Adam Oates lost their jobs with the Washington Capitals after the team failed to make the playoffs for the first time since 2007. (AP Photo)

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Washington Capitals former general manager George McPhee walks away from the podium after a news conference in Arlington, Va., Monday, April 28, 2014. McPhee and coach Adam Oates lost their jobs with the Washington Capitals after the team failed to make the playoffs for the first time since 2007. (AP Photo)

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Washington Capitals former general manager George McPhee, right, talks with Washington Capitals player Troy Brouwer, in Arlington, Va., Monday, April 28, 2014. McPhee, who had just concluded a news conference, and coach Adam Oates lost their jobs with the Washington Capitals after the team failed to make the playoffs for the first time since 2007. (AP Photo)