Thursday Caps Clips

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Potential defensive targets, potential draft targets, the potential of Evgeny Kuznetsov at 2C and more.

Your savory breakfast links:

  • The best teams, including the latest Cup champs, can match power vs. power; so how do the Caps stack up in that department? [Rink]
  • Draft chatter:
    • With the 13th overall pick in the 2014 SB Nation Mock Draft, we select...a Finnish defenseman with an awesome name. [Rink]
    • Slightly less awesome name but another possibility at #13 could be Swiss winger Kevin Fiala. [NBC4]
    • Would the Caps trade up in order to add another defenseman to their ranks? [CSNW]
    • Looking at each Metropolitan Division team's strengths, weaknesses and recommended strategies heading into the Draft. [ESPN ($)]
    • Get yourself prepped and ready for the NHL Draft with the Caps' 2014 NHL Draft Guide. [Caps]
  • New assistant GM Ross Mahoney chats about his pool of up-and-coming prospects and the team's new head coach. [WaPo]
  • The Caps need to upgrade their defense; one potential option is Anton Stralman, who is coming off a run to the Stanley Cup Final (and could fetch a healthy price tag). [THW]
  • A look at which players were used well - and which were, well, not so much - in the 2013-14 season. [Bleacher Report]
  • With Mikhail Grabovski's future with the organization still up in the air, Evgeny Kuznetsov could be the team's choice for the second-line center role... for now. [CSNW, Stars & Sticks]
  • They'll also need to add fourth-string goaltender to their offseason wish list, as it sounds like Hershey backup David Leggio is headed to free agency. [THW]
  • March 29. Boston. It mattered. [Peerless]
  • Fans shopped for seats and Tom Wilson posed for pics (and signed an awesome one) at last night's open house. [Caps Outsider]
  • Finally, happy 67th birthday to Walt McKechnie.
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