Plus notes on seventh-round pick Kevin Elgestal thinking everything is awesome.
Mann anticipates aligning philosophies with the Capitals, especially in even-strength play.
Plus more notes on injured goaltender Edward Pasquale, Trotz's thoughts on the new rule changes and his opinion on where Andre Burakovsky stands.
Plus notes on Nathan Walker hanging out with kangaroos and Madison Bowey not feeling the pressure.
“I’m really excited about the possibilities of what he’s capable of doing,” Coach Barry Trotz said.
“You just have to keep pushing through it,” forward Nathan Walker said.
The defenseman would theoretically have to pass through waivers in order to be sent down, but the Capitals don't sound afraid of that.
Coach Barry Trotz sees Stephenson 'knocking at the door' in the NHL if injuries demand it.
That said, Trotz seems to envision Ovechkin playing on both sides, depending on the situation, with a start at his comfortable LW once training camp opens.
Both youngsters have been skating in recent days, but their return to the ice for the Capitals remains uncertain.