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Monday Caps Clips: Moving On

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Surveying the post-Niskanen icescape, Vrana scores some goals, two prospects have firsts and more.

NHL: Washington Capitals at New Jersey Devils Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • The Week That Was, Volume 2. [Peerless]
  • You don’t say - the Caps are already missing Matt Niskanen on defense. [SB Nation]
  • An evolving problem on the blueline... [RMNB]
  • ... but Christian Djoos could be a bright spot in back. [THW]
  • Go to the net, get rewarded. Jakub Vrana is doing just that. [WaPo]
  • Alex Ovechkin, underperforming? That might be a yes if you own him in your fantasy league. [Dobber Hockey]
  • The Hershey Bears are 0-2-1 to start the season after losing to Lehigh Valley in the shootout, but two of the Caps’ prospect d-men had firsts this weekend - Lucas Johansen with his first apple and first pro point on Saturday, and Jonas Siegenthaler with his first AHL goal on Sunday. [Chocolate Hockey, RMNB]
  • Finally, happy 32nd birthday to Jay Beagle, happy 50th to Joe Murphy, and raise a glass to the memory of the late Steve Atkinson, who would have been 69 today.