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Wednesday Caps Clips: The Expansion Draft Awaits

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Caps “new” jersey is revealed, and now all eyes turn to George McPhee and tonight’s expansion draft.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Meet the new jerseys! They're... well, pretty much the same as the old jerseys. [Caps, Rink, FiCP, NoVa Caps, RMNB]
  • The season in review for Tom Wilson... [Rink, RMNB, StarsandSticks]
  • ...Brooks Orpik... [Peerless]
  • ...and Jay Beagle (in photos). [FiCP]
  • Braden Holtby arrived in Vegas and (after some requisite suit shopping for the big night) spoke to the assembled hockey media. [Monumental video]
  • And while he's there as a Vezina finalist, he's pulling for Sergei Bobrovsky to take home the big prize. []
  • Some Caps- and expansion draft-related notes in this week’s 30 Thoughts. [Sportsnet (Friedman)]
  • The Caps just cannot afford to lose Nate Schmidt to Vegas in the expansion draft. We'll find out tonight if they will. [WUSA9]
  • Should the Caps lose Philipp Grubauer, instead, don't expect to see goalie prospect Ilya Samsonov take his place right away. [WaPo]
  • Meanwhile, this is a big offseason for Jakub Vrana, who could be a crucial piece for the Caps going forward. [CSNMA]
  • And on the blueline, Madison Bowey could be ready to challenge for his own spot on the NHL roster. [CSNMA]
  • Fun story about how the Caps once tried to circumvent those pesky expansion draft rules. [WaPo]
  • Chris Bourque is back for a ninth season with the Hershey Bears. [Patriot-News, Caps Outsider]
  • Finally, happy 69th birthday to Denis Dupere, and happy 67th to Ron Low.