Wednesday Caps Clips

Bruce Bennett

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The KHL offers Ovechkin a way out, salary cap projections drop, Burakovsky rocks and more.

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Season in review:
    • The bottom-six forwards. [NBC4]
    • Nicklas Backstrom. [CSNW]
    • Breaking down what went wrong with the Caps, with the spotlight on the players themselves. [DSP]
  • Hey, Islanders fans - we know you need a goalie, but keep your grubby, Brooklyn-hipster paws off of Braden Holtby. [LHH]
  • So what will the Caps' next move be - or will their next move be to not make one at all? [WaPo]
  • An ongoing look at the Caps' system this season continues with a breakdown of the team's zone entries. [Talk the Red]
  • The president of the KHL would like Alex Ovechkin to know that if he would like to escape all of the criticism he faces daily in the NHL... there's a way. [Puck Daddy]
  • For now, though, he's still a Cap, and he wraps up the season by sitting down for a one-on-one chat with Mike Vogel. [Rinkside Update]
  • Behind the Ovechkins and the Backstroms on the roster, there are the unsung heroes like Joel Ward, who had a pretty amazing year. [THW]
  • Someone else who had an amazing year - and who has kicked it up a notch in the OHL playoffs - is Caps' prospect Andre Burakovsky. [THN]
  • Good news: the Caps will finally know their opponent for the 2015 Winter Classic... in the next few weeks. And definitely by January 1. Probably. [@AGrossRecord]
  • Once projected to be around $74 million, Gary Bettman is predicting next year's salary cap will be closer to $70 million. Blame Canada. [Sporting News]
  • As Hershey's roster scatters for the summer, some questions remain as to who will be back next year. [Patriot-News (and again), THW]
  • Take a stroll down memory lane and check out the 16 best players to suit up for the Washington Capitals. Sylvain Cote was robbed... robbed, I say! [WNST]
  • Big news out at Kettler, as former Caps' backup goalie Brent Johnson is joining the staff of Caps Academy to help develop the next generation of netminders. [KCI]
  • Finally, happy 56th birthday to Ryan Walter.
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