Now that the National Hockey League is officially slated to allow its players to participate at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, the debates regarding which players will be selected have commenced.
Earlier today, Canada, Russia, the United States and Finland all announced their respective preliminary orientation camp rosters, and one has to imagine that the rest of the tournament's heavyweights will soon follow suit.
For Capitals fans, these roster announcements were exciting due to the unexpected number of Caps who received invitations to their respective camps. There's a reasonably strong possibility that at least a handful of Washington's best will be selected to make the trip across the Atlantic Ocean.
In preparation for next month's orientation camps, here's an early look at some of the Capitals that should be impact players in Sochi this winter.