August 8th was a busy day in history for the Caps as August days go in hockey. In 2005 they signed Ben Clymer and Miroslav Zalesak. In 2006 they signed Timo Helbling and Petr Taticek. Clymer played in 143 games over two seasons with the Caps. Helbling played in two games with Washington. Neither Taticek nor Zalesak played with the Caps. And in fact, none of them played in the NHL again after they left the Caps.
We said it was a "busy" day, not a consequential one.