With the shocking news that Barry Trotz and the Washington Capitals have decided to part ways, the past 24 hours have been rife with speculation about the future of the franchise. Caps fans should see a few positives about the news.
The Washington Capitals - having won their first Stanley Cup - will soon have a few major decisions to make involving their victorious head coach, a star defenseman and some other monetary matters. What should the Caps do?
For the third year in a row, the Washington Capitals will take on the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Washington lost the last two series, but this year feels different.
After Monday night's thrilling 6-3 win, the Washington Capitals have clinched their series against the Columbus Blue Jackets and secured their spot in the second round against - who else? The Pittsburgh Penguins.