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Wednesday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: A couple of 2014 draft picks have new contracts, scoping out the Metro division and more.

Marissa Baecker

Your savory breakfast links:

  • There have been a lot of things said about the cost and term for the Caps' new blueliners - but how about a bit of context for those contracts? [Rink]
  • Hear what the Post crew has to say about the Caps' free-agent signings of the past few weeks. [WaPo (video)]
  • Having all of the prospects in one place paid off, as the Caps signed 2014 first-round pick Jakub Vrana to his entry-level contract... [WaPoCSNW]
  • ...and made it official with second-round pick Vitek Vanecek, as well. [CapsWaPoCSNWPatriot-News]
    • Vrana was nice enough to help out his fellow countryman and fellow 2014 draftee, serving as Vanacek's translator for his first interview as a Cap. [Monumental video]
  • Meanwhile, 2013 pick Madison Bowey (pictured) is a year older, ten pounds heavier and one step closer to making it to the NHL. [CSNW]
  • Nathan Walker has wrapped up his visit to the District and returned home to a hero's welcome. [NSW release, Monumental (picturepicture)
  • Now that Development Camp is officially over, get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at what the kids went through over the past week. [Monumental video]
  • The last week served as something of a trial run for the Caps' new coaching staff, and gave them a chance to bond and get on the same page for the season ahead. [WaPo]
  • The Caps are blessed with a couple of offensively-minded defensemen capable of working the point on the power play - so who should get the gig? [BrooksLaichyear]
  • If every day of the offseason is marked by someone asking whether Mike Green is being traded, it's going to be a loooooong summer. Anyway, here's today's entry. [NBC4]
  • Bet you can't guess which division appears to be the weakest in the NHL. You'll never figure it out. Not in a million ye-...yeah, it's the Metropolitan. How did you know? [THN]
  • And here's a look at how "the NHL's weakest division" has gone about its business so far this offseason. [CBS Sports]
  • Putting together Washington Capitals All-Franchise teams, one letter at a time... starting with 'A'. [Peerless]
  • On Winter Classic tickets. [BrooksLaichyear]
  • Where do the Caps rank in the League-wide Twitter follower spectrum? Ah, summer. [Edmonton Journal]
  • Andre Burakovsky has a quintessential American experience. [RMNB]
  • Finally, happy 48th birthday to Mikhail Tatarinov, and happy 23rd to recently re-signed blueliner Nate Schmidt.