Let’s assume for a moment that the Washington Capitals are done with their offseason moves. I’m not sure that’s the case, but let’s assume. Chris Cerullo took a stab at what the team’s opening night roster might look like, which means for the first time we can begin to imagine how the Capitals of 2022-23 will look compared to the team of 2021-22.
The changes, in short, go like this: Oshie will slot in for injured Wilson. Brown in turn will take Oshie’s spot, as Strome covers for injured Backstrom. Larsson’s out, but AJF will fill in, as Gustaffson swaps in for Schultz on defense, and the Kuemper/Lindgren duo are the new goalies.
All that, plus one more gigantic factor, can tell us what to expect from next season’s Capitals.