NHL.com continues its preview of the 2013-14 season, which will include in-depth looks at all 30 teams throughout September.
Dmitry Orlov has shown flashes of being the next impact player at the position for the franchise, but a bit of a lost season and a logjam at the position has his future in a state of flux.
"He can be a really good player," Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin said. "He has great skill, can skate, make good passes. He has to take his chances."