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Thursday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps make a move, Nate Schmidt gets his day under the microscope and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Welcome to Washington, forward Tyler Graovac, acquired late yesterday from Minnesota for a 2018 5th round draft pick. [Rink, Dump-n-Chase, CSNMA, WaPo, RMNB, NoVa Caps, Hockey Wilderness, PHT]
  • Prior to the announcement of the trade, Mike Vogel posted a li’l primer on the protection racket that is this year’s expansion draft. [Dump-n-Chase]
  • The year in review for everyone’s favorite ray of sunshine and superior hockey metrics. [Rink, RMNB, Stars & Sticks]
  • Wrapping the Wraps - Johansson thru Orpik. [Rink Radio]
  • Good thing the Caps have a deep goaltending bench, right? Right? [NoVa Caps]
  • Alex Ovechkin participated in the celebrity “Art-Football” match. He always plays in goal at these events. [sovsport.ru (pics)]
  • Tom Wilson ’s Toronto neighbors made a big ol’ ransom note held a bike parade and a party for him because reasons. [RMNB]
  • Ilya Samsonov was an instructor in Nikolai Kulemin’s Metallurg master class for aspiring young hockey players. [metallurg.ru]