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Wednesday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Wrapping Kuzya, promoting Schmidt, trading Ovi and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Pondering Brian MacLellan, Alex Ovechkin, and where the team goes from here. [Rink Radio]
  • The year in review for Evgeny Kuznetsov ... [Rink, RMNB, Stars & Sticks]
  • ... and Tom Wilson. [Peerless]
  • That’s a top-4-ready smile right there, Nate Schmidt... [CSNMA]
  • ... but keep yer greasy paws to yerself, Vegas. Nate’s all ours. [THW]
  • Perhaps Philipp Grubauer is bait but it is unlikely he’ll be traded. [CSNMA, USA Today, S&S]
  • Speaking of trades, here’s today in “Trade Alex Ovechkin”:
  • “For example, if the Washington Capitals traded Alexander Ovechkin to the Philadelphia Flyers ...” aaaaand I pretty much stopped reading right there. [Blue Line Station]
  • Does Ovechkin as a Shark make sense? [THW]
  • And you can belay the foolish chatter about Ovi and Calgary. [NHL Numbers]
  • Free agent frenzyday is really three (Caps) agent frenzyday. [TSN]
  • Gonna be a lot of 0’s in T.J. Oshie’s future. [FRS]
  • The kids are going to get a real chance at a roster spot this season. [CSNMA]
  • Should Barry Trotz get an extension? [Winners View]
  • Good news from former Cap Wojtek Wolski, who has returned to the ice after breaking his neck (!) early last season with Metallurg, and it appears he’ll be playing again in the KHL. [Sportsnet]
  • Finally, happy 34th birthday to Milan Jurcina.