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Thursday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes.

2014 NHL Draft - Round 1 Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Taking a look at some more potential forward targets for the Caps as they get ready to make their selections at this weekend’s draft. [Rink]
  • The salary cap is still somehow being finalized, and rumor has it that it might be lower than expected... which could cause a bit of a trade frenzy this summer. [AP]
  • The Matt Niskanen trade really set the table for what should be an interesting offseason for Brian MacLellan and the Caps’ front office. [NBCSW]
  • It’s also going to cause some problems for teams trying to sign their soon-to-be RFAs - and here are some who might be leaving their teams this summer. [SI]
  • Five things to know about new Cap Radko Gudas. [NBCSW]
  • Looking back at the 2015 draft, and the selection of a kid who could be the future of Caps’ netminding. [NBCSW]
  • Congrats to Alex Ovechkin on earning First Team All-Star honors for the eighth time, and to John Carlson, who makes the cut for the Second Team roster.[NHL]
  • The only Caps’ presence at last night’s NHL Awards was the near-annual presentation of the Richard Trophy to Ovechkin. Here’s a statistical breakdown of his 2018-19 reign:
  • Not enough Caps goodness at the Awards? Reflect back on better times and some of the team’s more memorable moments at the annual Vegas ceremony. [RMNB]
  • In appreciation of Alex Ovechkin. [StarsandSticks]
  • It’s the ultimate free-agent throwdown: Brett Connolly vs. Brooks Orpik in an all-Cap battle! [NBCSW]
  • Frequent (and awesome) anthem singer Caleb Green and his group, Voices of Service, killed it on this week’s America’s Got Talent. [WaPo]
  • Finally, happy (?) 42nd birthday to Joe Corvo.