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Saturday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Nate Schmidt is ready to take on a larger role, the Caps may find it hard to fill the rest of the roles, and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • One of the silver linings in another disappointing playoffs for the Caps was the performance of Nate Schmidt, who's ready to jump into the team's top four [CSNMA]
  • Meanwhile Nathan Walker may be ready to jump into the NHL lineup. [StarsandSticks]
  • He may have to - the Caps are going to have some gaps to fill in their roster, and the external options to do so are not so great. [WaPo]
  • How much will it cost to keep Evgeny Kuznetsov on that roster? [NoVa Caps]
  • Once again the Caps' captain gets demolished by unknowing outsiders, and once again it's up to those who do know to stick up for him. [CSNMA]
  • Yeah, we as Caps fans deserve better... sadly deserving better doesn't mean you get it. Not in the sporting world, anyway. [RMNB]
  • Three bold predictions for this offseason. [StarsandSticks]
  • It's breakdown day in Hershey as the Bears head home for the summer. [Patriot-News, Caps Outsider]
  • One team in the organization is still kicking, and a 2-1 win for the Stingrays pulled them even at two in their second-round series. [Caps Outsider]
  • Circle June 3 on your calendar - it's time for the annual Caps/MSE Foundation service project at Fort Dupont! [Monumental Foundation, NoVa Caps]
  • Finally, happy 71st birthday to Craig Patrick.