Wednesday Caps Clips

Greg Fiume

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Compliance buyouts, the upcoming draft, looking back at the 2013 season and more.

Your savory breakfast links:

  • George McPhee is not a fan of compliance buyouts; Ilya Bryzgalov sadly nods in agreement. [WaPo, CSNW]
  • With the draft just a few days away, a rundown of who the Caps might have their eye on in Newark... [THW, and stay tuned for our SB Nation Mock Draft pick later today]
  • ...unless they decide to trade away a pick or two, that is. [RMNB]
  • The goalie trade market may be heating up but McPhee is holding on to newly-signed 'tender Michal Neuvirth. [NBCW, 25Stanley]
  • Year in review:
    • Wrapping up the Caps report cards with a look at the guys who made just a few appearances with the team this year. [GM on a Couch]
    • A look back at some highlights of a lockout-shortened year, as hockey season officially comes to an end. Say, that Alex Ovechkin guy was pretty good, wasn't he? [CBC]
    • Reflections on the Stanley Cup Finals - and some prominent Bears mentions - from Chocolatetown. [Stucc]
  • Torn cartilage, broken bones... the laundry list of injuries revealed after the playoffs come to a close may seem horrifying to us, but it's just another day at the office for NHLers. [Peerless]
  • Number 3 on the Caps prospect checklist is defenseman Dmitry Orlov. [CSNW]
  • Speaking of prospects, Evgeny Kuznetsov is officially a graduate of Ural State University, majoring in Winter Sports (which oddly enough was not an option when I went to school)... [RMNB]
  • ...while Tom Wilson pops up in a promo for Universal Hockey that features some seriously awesome hockey skillz. [@tom_wilso]
  • Looking for a reason to watch hockey during the hockeyless summer days ahead? Sign up for the zone exit tracking project and help to improve the way we look at defensive performance. [FanPost]
  • Finally, happy 33rd birthday to John Erskine.
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