Sep 26, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals centerNicklas Backstrom
(19) skates on the ice against the Boston Bruins at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports
For a team with so many dynamic offensive talents, the Capitals were rather non-descript and didn’t really forge much of an identity under Adam Oates. As a result, a change in direction is ahead with a new bench boss that will have the team looking to improve on its 5th place finish in the Metropolitan Division.