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?
The Washington Capitals have a habit of bouncing back from bad losses with strong follow-up games, and they'll need one for the Caps to keep their season alive after a frustrating 3-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 5.
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.