Top 3 burning questions as the Capitals gear up for 2023-24

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#1 How will the Capitals adapt to Spencer Carbery’s new system?

The Caps needed a fresh face behind the bench. Of course we thought a veteran would work but it didn’t but we didn’t know Peter Laviolette didn’t like kids.

Spencer Carbery has no NHL head coaching experience but his head coaching experience in the minors and assistant coaching experience with the Toronto Maple Leafs should pay dividends.

With the Maple Leafs, they had the best offense in the league including the best power play. That’s something the Capitals have been looking to resurrect for a number of years.

Carbery told Tom Gulitti of NHL.com:

"“We’re champing at the bit here. When things first happened, there’s a lot of obligations and you’re trying to just get settled in … Now that that stuff has all been taken care of, now it sort of gets to, ‘Let’s get this thing rolling.'”"

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Training camp is under a month away. Carbery is ready to work with this team. He already moved his wife and kids into Virginia, filled out his coaching staff, and communicated with his players throughout the summer.