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Sunday Caps Clips: Trades of the Past

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Remembering a franchise-altering swap, Grubi’s got a new mask and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • This could be a big year for Andre Burakovsky. [CSNMA]
  • New Cap Devante Smith-Pelly was caught off guard when the Devils bought out his contract this summer, but he’s ready to get a fresh start with the Caps. [CSNMA, TVA]
  • There will be another new face at camp next week, as the Caps have signed forward Alex Chiasson to a PTO. [WaPo, CSNMA, The Score, PHT]
  • Breaking down the top storylines heading into training camp. [NoVa Caps]
  • 35 years ago yesterday, then-GM David Poile pulled the trigger on a trade that would change the course of the franchise. [NHL Trade Rumor, RMNB]
  • Get your first look at the new mask that Philipp Grubauer will be sporting this season. [CSNMA, RMNB, NoVa Caps]
  • Finally, happy 35th birthday to Staffan Kronwall.