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An outside shot of MedStar Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo by Adam Zielonka / The Washington Times)

At development camp, Capitals teach prospects the NHL culture

- The Washington Times

At his sixth development camp, Shane Gersich is balancing being a leader for the new kids in town and continuing to improve his own game. For others, like 2019 first-round pick Connor McMichael, the week is about getting some in-person attention from NHL coaches.

 In this April 26, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) skates with the puck during the first period in Game 1 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins,in Washington. The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired defenseman Matt Niskanen from the Washington Capitals for defenseman Radko Gudas. This is the first significant move of the NHL offseason after the St. Louis Blues won the Stanley Cup less than 36 hours prior. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File) **FILE**

Follow the money: Salary cap could spawn NHL trade frenzy

- Associated Press

General managers say there is more trade chatter now than at any time in recent years, and much of it has to do with a wide gap between the haves and have-nots across the NHL: A handful of teams know they will be up against the salary cap ceiling and many others have plenty of room and can use it to take on bad contracts to get better.