Which defensemen have an inside track to make the Capitals? Barry Trotz’s initial training camp pairings give us an idea.
The Washington Capitals released their Day One groups and practice times for training camp. And in a new twist, they also released the full lines and defensive pairings.
While the first day of camp is not revealing — it primarily consists of skate tests to see how fit players are after the offseason — Barry Trotz’s initial defensive pairings hint at which prospects have more of an inside track of making the team. The team has two open roster spots on defense that they need filled.