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Saturday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps sign Nathan Walker, prospect grades and updates, drafting the Corsi Hockey League All-Star Team and more.

Bruce Bennett

Your savory breakfast links:

  • The first Australian ever drafted into the NHL becomes the first Australian to sign an NHL contract, as the Caps ink Nathan Walker to an entry-level deal. [CapsWaPoCSNWUSHLWYTVRMNBAPSports XchangePatriot-News]
  • Reviewing the draft that brought Walker and five other prospects into the Capitals' organization... [Hockey's Future]
  • ...and looking back at the draft that took place one year ago. [THW]
  • When dealings between agents and GMs get personal, they become unproductive - just ask now former GM George McPhee. [Lighthouse Hockey]
  • Sure, you can put together a Corsi Hockey League All-Star team... but who would watch the actual game? (Get it? Because fancy stats. Ha.) [Second City Hockey]
  • Fun fact: Connor Carrick's ranking on a list of the top 25 impact players for the 2014-15 Caps is one higher than his current age. [CSNW]
  • As the lone full-time remnant of the outgoing coaching staff (and a veteran of eight total seasons with the Caps), Blaine Forsythe has seen it all. [CSNW]
  • Bears' defenseman and UFA David Kolomatis has signed on to play in Finland. [WaPo]
  • Continuing the alphabetical all-franchise teams with the letter 'C'. [Peerless]
  • Ballston Mall, home of the Caps' practice facility, is in line for a major (and long overdue) facelift. [WaPo]
  • Finally, happy 51st birthday to Eric Calder.