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Thursday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The long goodbye, more player reviews, the real reason free agents won't sign in DC, and more.

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • The longest farewell continues:
    • "I believed we could win with Ovi." [CSNW, Talk the Red]
    • The good, the bad, and the free-agent signings. [CSNW]
    • Dale Hunter is prepping the Knights for the Memorial Cup tourney, and had some thoughts. [LFP]
  • In which Alex Ovechkin is upgraded from "enigma" to "enduring enigma". [WashTimes]
  • The year in:
    • ... Coaches. [DSP]
    • ... Defensemen & goaltenders. [THW]
    • ... Jay Beagle. [Rink, RMNB]
    • ... Steve Oleksy. [Peerless]
    • ... Connor Carrick. [CSNW]
  • Did you know? The Caps will never win a Cup because taxes. #eureka #moneypuck  [WashTimes]
  • Philipp Grubauer is impressing Team Germany's coach and may well be named to the World Cup Squad... [RP Online, via GoogleTrans]
  • ... but that doesn't necessarily mean that he will be, or even should be, backing up Braden Holtby next season. [Rink, via #JapersMailbag]
  • Tom Wilson Unplugged, at a Silver Diner near you. [Monumental (video)]
  • Finally, happy 44th birthday to Reggie Savage and happy 53rd to Clint Malarchuk.