Any time a head coach is hired in the National Hockey League, it's inevitable that there will be jobs up for grabs as the incoming bench boss attempts to leave his mark on his new team.
When the Washington Capitals begin training camp later this month, Barry Trotz will begin the first on-ice session with an idea of what he believes his lineup should look like, but that could change at camp.
According to Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post, the former Nashville Predators coach admitted as much following the team's development camp. From the sound of things, little is set in stone for the Caps.
Heading into Washington's first official practice under Trotz, here's a look at the most intriguing battles for lineup spots in preparation for the 2014-15 NHL campaign.