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Saturday Caps Clips: Draft Day, Part 2

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps make a trade, six more rounds of the draft await, and more.

2018 NHL Draft - Portraits Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • The Capitals may have won the Cup, but a few long-suffering members of the squad got left out of the party... so let’s rank ‘em! [Rink]
  • Right before the draft got underway, the Caps sent Philipp Grubauer and Brooks Orpik to Colorado in exchange for the Avs’ second-round pick. [Rink, Caps, Dump ‘n Chase, NHL, WaPo, NBCSW, WashTimes, AP, ESPN, Denver Post, MHH, FiCP, RMNB, NoVa Caps, StarsandSticks]
  • The trade clears $7 million of cap space, which could come in handy for re-signing a certain defenseman... [THN, Sporting News,]
  • ...which could be happening soon, as reports (and the GM himself) say the two sides are close. Hooray! [NHL, The Score, NoVa Caps]
  • Bidding farewell to Grubi. [Caps Outsider]
  • Say what you will about him, but Brooks Orpik did what he needed to do for the Caps. [Caps Outsider]
  • Sounds like Orpik won’t be in Colorado for long. If he gets bought out, could he end up back with the Caps? [The Score]
  • Welcome the newest Cap to the organization, defenseman Alexander Alexeyev! [Rink, Caps video, Caps, WashTimes, NoVa Caps, RMNB]
  • Recapping the rest of the activity (or lack thereof) from Day 1 of the draft in Dallas. [The Score, Die by the Blade]
  • The boss talks about the first day of the draft and the trade that preceded it. [Caps video]
  • Five years removed, how did the Caps do at the 2013 draft? [NBCSW]
  • Now what to do with pending free agent Devante Smith-Pelly? [THW]
  • Chatting with Alex Chiasson, who turned a PTO at training camp into a Stanley Cup ring. [Caps video]
  • Andre Burakovsky talks about the Cup win, his new tattoo, the woman on the glass (you know the one) and being “Uncle” Andre. [Expressen]
  • Meanwhile, center Lars Eller was the center of attention at a celebration for him at the Danish Embassy. [WaPo]
  • Check out the season in review for Eller. [Peerless]
  • Alas, Capitalsville is no more. [Loudon Now]
  • Find out all the details of next week’s development camp. [NBCSW]
  • Alex Ovechkin has graciously agreed to let go of the Stanley Cup long enough to let fans take pictures with it at the Fan Fest on June 30 that wraps up camp. [WashTimes]
  • The Caps’ 2018-19 schedule has a little something for everyone. [StarsandSticks]