Washington Capitals: Top 3 burning questions to answer in offseason

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Peter Laviolette, Washington Capitals (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Now that the Washington Capitals have found their coach, what’s next?

The Washington Capitals have already answered the biggest question of the offseason. It’s a good thing they did it before we wrote this otherwise it wouldn’t be relevant. The Capitals went with Peter Laviolette as their new bench boss, the 19th head coach in team history.

General manager Brian MacLellan said in a press release from the Caps:

“Peter is a successful NHL head coach who has won a Stanley Cup and brings a wealth of experience to our team. We feel he is a great communicator who will motivate our players to play with passion, structure and discipline, while helping our young players reach their potential. In addition, he is a high-character individual who is highly respected for his coaching pedigree, all of which make him the ideal person to lead our team to compete for the Stanley Cup.”

Laviolette added:

“I’m thankful and excited for the opportunity to lead this hockey club. This is a winning organization with high expectations. I look forward to coaching this tremendous group of players and bringing my experience and vision to the team.”

The Caps may have found their coach and summer may be almost over but there are still burning questions. Here are the top 3.

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