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Wednesday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: OT gets a new look, the Caps get a new (old) look and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Big news from the Caps yesterday, as they unveiled their "new" third jersey (with a little help from the captain). [CapsCaps OTRinkWaPoCSNWThe ScoreRMNBStarsandSticks]
  • After the jersey unveiling, Alex Ovechkin met with the media ahead of tonight's awards show where he will applaud politely for the winner possibly pick up some more hardware. [Monumental video]
  • A lot of people have already engraved Carey Price's name on this year's Hart Trophy - but should Ovechkin's name be there, instead? [WaPo]
  • What a difference a year has made for Ovechkin. [StarsandSticks]
  • This year's free-agent class isn't stellar, but there are options out there - at forward and *sigh* on defense. [Puck DaddyPucks-n-Palms]
  • Unfortunately it sounds like Joel Ward will be joining that group, as the four-year deal he's looking for might be too long for the Caps. [The Score]
  • Teams will have a bit more money to spend once July 1 rolls around, as the cap is going up to a little over $71 million. [WaPo]
  • Of that $71 million and change, the Caps have about $21 million free to fill out the roster - so how would you spend all that cash? [CSNW]
  • If free agency isn't the way, here's a look at some guys who could be on the trade block in the coming weeks. [Toronto SunWaPo]
  • There are a couple of potential options for the Caps, particularly for that top-line wing they've been looking for. [StarsandSticksCSNW]
  • The NHL moved another step closer to three-on-three overtime with the GMs giving their blessing yesterday. [Puck DaddySportsnetAPESPNCBS Sports, ]
    • If you missed it, back in March we proposed a couple of potential "line" combos the Caps could use... although at least one of them is probably not going to happen. [Rink]
  • Hershey bench boss Troy Mann may be manning the bench in Florida when the future Caps take on other prospects in a mini tournament this fall. [Patriot-News]
  • The 2015 NHL Entry Draft is two days away!
    • Previewing this year's Draft (and other offseason goodies). [WaPoGM on a Couch]
    • Are the Caps targeting a defenseman in the first round? If so, it'd be the first one since John Carlson... which worked out pretty well. [CSNW]
    • Looking back at some of the biggest draft steals of all time... [SportsnetStarsandSticks]
    • ...and some of the biggest busts. [The Score]
    • The most mocktentatious, mockingest, mockingly mocking mock draft of all time. [Peerless]
  • Breaking: wealthy young athletes are in support of getting paid to visit Las Vegas a couple of times a year. [AP]
  • A look at the top-five moments of Brooks Laich's 2014-15 season. [StarsandSticks]
  • Giant Center is getting ready to ditch the old-school "jumbo"tron and replace it with a snazzy new HD scoreboard. [Patriot-News]
  • Finally, happy 50th birthday to Alain Raymond.