Plus, MacLellan talks his lucrative offseason additions, Alex Ovechkin, Andre Burakovsky, Hershey and the WADA appeal on Nicklas Backstrom.
The Capitals have 11 players hitting free agency at season's end. The rookie GM wants to wait before opening the phone lines.
The Capitals still have decisions to make on their roster, and plenty more might need to pass through waivers.
It was Brian MacLellan's first time speaking to the media since July 1, when he handed some serious cash to two defensemen.
In his first free agency atop the front office, General Manager Brian MacLellan simplified Washington's strategy: to shore up the defense, add leadership and improve five-on-five play.
After picking Jakub Vrana at No. 13, what is next in store for Washington?
The most likely scenario has assistant coach Blaine Forsythe staying on the power play with new hire Todd Reirden handling the defense.
Plus notes on Mike Green, the new Washington goaltending coach and MacLellan's expectations for free agency.
As a first-time general manager, the Capitals' MacLellan anticipates his lack of relationships with fellow GMs factoring into free agency and trade situations.
After a month-long search the Capitals have announced who will lead the organization behind the bench and in the front office.