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Saturday Caps Clips: 2015 NHL Draft, Day 2

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Breaking down the Caps' first-round pick, looking ahead to the second day from Sunrise, and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • With the 22nd-overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, the Caps selected Russian goaltender Ilya Samsonov. [Dump 'n ChaseMonumental videoCaps OT (and again), RinkCSNWWashTimesPatriot NewsTHWRMNBStarsandSticks]
    • Hear from Ross Mahoney on the Caps' first selection of this year's draft. [Monumental video]
  • Reflections on the long and successful career of Mike Green in Washington. [RinkTHW]
  • With Green on the way out, the Young Guns continue to move on. [CapsCircle]
  • A look back at what the Caps have done in the bottom third of the first round. [Rink]
  • Talking drafting strategy, trades, contracts and more ahead of last night's first round. [WaPo (and again), CSNW (and again)]
  • Brian MacLellan weighs in on prospects and the move to three-on-three overtime, and expresses the same hope we all share - that Nicklas Backstrom will be ready to go in October. [WaPoCSNW]
  • Another step towards turning the Caps into a Cup contender: a third-line center. [RMNB]
  • More from the agent who represents Eric Fehr and Mike Green on their decision to hit the open market next week. [Rink]
  • What impact will the switch to three-on-three overtime have? [Puck Daddy]