With all games through Nov. 30 cancelled, the NHL lockout will continue to cut into the regular season. Even with the work stoppage, the Washington Capitals players need to continue building on their 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs showing.
Alexander Ovechkin and his crew need to continue practicing and developing as players. That is a key first step in moving forward as a team.
As the NHL continues to cancel games, there are plenty of different paths the players can take. Some have elected to head overseas to play in European leagues, others have been assigned to the Hershey Bears and some are just sitting tight until the lockout ends.
Despite the lockout, every player should continue to work on his game. Here are five Capitals players who better be training like crazy during the lockout.