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Friday Caps Clips: Draft Day in Big D

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps pick at 31 if they don’t move up, Trotz moves to Brooklyn, the schedule’s out and more.

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Your savory breakfast of champions links:

  • The 2018 NHL Entry Draft kicks off at 7:30 pm Eastern in Dallas, Texas. Buffalo Sabres, you are on the clock. [NHL]
  • In which the time-honored tradition of the various GMs congratulating the Stanley Cup champs gets an update. [Rink]
  • How the draft works - a primer and history lesson. [Defending Big D]
  • What will the teams in the Metropolitan Division be drafting for? [NHL]
  • Scouting reports on the forwards most likely at pick #31. [RMNB]
  • Barry Trotz and the Islanders made it official - he gets a raise and term and they get a Cup-winning coach. [Lighthouse Hockey (and again)]
  • Yeah, it was kinda about the money. [NBCSW]
  • Oh, and he would like to bring along a couple of his assistants, thankyouverymuch. [RMNB]
  • Back in Capsland, Todd Reirden remains the top candidate for the vacant coaching position and will have a full interview “next week”... [NHL, WaPo]
  • ... so you should probably get to know him a little bit better. [NoVa Caps]
  • Okay all you master roster debaters, the salary cap is officially fixed at $79.5M for the upcoming season. Who ya got? [NHL]
  • Finally, a fun fact - the Caps won the Cup having attempted the fewest shots in the League for an entire season. [NoVa Caps]