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Friday Caps Clips: Draft Day 2019

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes.

2018 NHL Draft - Round One Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Get a look at some potential draft targets on defense and goalies, should the Caps decide to swing that way. [Rink]
  • General manager Brian MacLellan spoke to the media yesterday about the upcoming draft, decisions on pending free agents, the salary cap and more. [Rink, Caps, WaPo]
  • Among the topics touched on was the status of Andre Burakovsky, which is still very much in the air. Which is very interesting. [NHL, NBCSW]
  • The GM is understandably frustrated by the lack of clarity on the new salary cap. But also seriously how is there not a set salary cap yet?? [NBCSW]
  • Things are starting to get pretty busy for MacLellan and company, who head into draft weekend with a lot of things up in the air. [NBCSW]
  • A series of big injuries to current and future Caps marred the end of last season; MacLellan had an update on his walking wounded, and it’s all good news. [NBCSW]
  • Are the Caps good enough to make another run in 2020? [NBCSW]
  • Expanded video review and new safety measures are among the new rules approved by the board of governors, the competition committee and the NHL’s 31 GMs. [NHL (with full list)
  • Wax nostalgic about the 2016 draft while contemplating just how important early-round picks are towards a successful overall draft. [NBCSW]
  • And then you can look back fondly on some regrets from the last four drafts. Because if anyone is good at playing “what if”... it’s Caps fans! [NoVa Caps]
  • Finally, happy 69th birthday to Ron Low, and raise a glass in memory of the recently departed Denis Dupéré, who passed away in April just shy of his 71st birthday.