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Saturday Caps Clips: The Ovi Effect

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Ovechkin’s impact on the local hockey scene, player previews, and more.

Washington Capitals v Toronto Maple Leafs - Game Four Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • During his 12 seasons in DC, Alex Ovechkin has gotten a firsthand look at - and had a significant role in - the growth of hockey in the area. [AP]
  • Ovechkin’s now former teammate, Kevin Shattenkirk, had (as usual) high praise for the Caps’ captain. [CSNMA]
  • Dmitry Orlov is going to be incredibly important to the Caps this season. [CSNMA]
  • After an up and down first season with the team, Brett Connolly has a new contract and a new goal: to score more goals. [CSNMA]
  • Looking ahead to which players may stand out in the Metropolitan Division... [NoVa Caps]
  • ...and who could step it up in the Eastern Conference. [ESPN]
  • With this season’s trade deadline set, a look back at all of the deadline deals made by GM Brian MacLellan. [NoVa Caps]
  • This just in: losing key players from their lineup may impact the Caps’ performance. [DelMarVa Now]
  • Finally, happy 64th birthday to Nelson Pyatt, and happy 51st to Kevin Hatcher.