Tuesday Caps Clips: Exit Stage Left

Patrick McDermott-NHL

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: all the talk from out at Kettler as the Caps close up shop for the summer, looking ahead to the offseason, and more.

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Breakdown day already, as the team faced the media out at Kettler for the last time before dispersing for the summer:
  • The future is uncertain for George McPhee (who didn't address the media yesterday), the rest of the team's management and coaching staff, with Ted Leonsis expected to take some time to ponder the future. [WaPo, WashTimes, CSNW (blog, video)
  • The team has just three players not under contract for next season, so there aren't many roster decisions to make (at least on the surface)... [WashTimes]
  • ...but after taking some criticism from his coach on the final day, what does the offseason hold for Mike Green? [CSNW]
  • The summer ahead will probably feature at least some change for the Caps; here are the five biggest ones they should consider before next season. [DSP]
  • Check in on the last set of awesome Clyde pics for the year, including Braden Holtby being his badass self. [Rink]
  • Looking back at the week that was for the Caps, a pretty good one overall... which is just extra depressing. [Peerless]
  • A little bit of last-minute paperwork remained, with the Caps reassigning Julien Brouillette and Peter LeBlanc to Hershey for the Bears' playoff push. [Caps, Patriot-News]
  • The draft lottery takes place tonight, and for the first time all non-playoff teams (with the exception of New Jersey) will have a shot at the first overall pick. Stay tuned... [NHL.com]
  • Let the season report cards begin, starting with Karl Alzner. [GM on a Couch]
  • McPhee's future with the organization may be unknown, but he did serve as inspiration for some soldiers in Afghanistan, including the late Lt. Christopher Mosko. [RMNB]
  • 82 games in the books, and they weren't all bad - listen in at a compilation of the best plays of the 2013-14 season. [Capitals Voice]
  • And check in on the top 10 goals, saves and hits League-wide from the regular season. [Kukla's Korner]
  • The end of the season for the Caps: a poem. [Caps Outsider]
  • Finally, happy 56th birthday to Keith Acton and happy 37th to Brian Pothier.
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