Learn from him, both good and bad. If they can keep the mental stability he instilled while implementing a system that utilizes their strengths (and/or allows them to dictate play on their terms) they could do some damage.
Interesting, if true. He did a great job with the thin personnel he had this year. He absolutely loves the Washington Capitals. My guess is he realizes something is amiss with McPhee at GM and even Ted at the top.