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Saturday Caps Clips: Draft Day 2

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes

2019 NHL Draft - Round One Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Get a glimpse at the potential targets for the Caps on Day 2 of the Draft. [Rink]
  • The Caps have had the first-overall pick four times in franchise history; take a trip back in time to the one #1 pick they traded away. [Rink]
  • Learn all about Connor McMichael as we break down the Caps’ first-round pick from last night. [Rink (and again)]
  • Then read what some other people said about the pick. [WaPo, WashTimes, NoVa Caps (and again), RMNB, StarsandSticks,
  • And finally, hear from the kid himself (as well as the assistant GM). [Caps video (draft, McMichael, Mahoney)]
  • Prior to the draft, MacLellan and Mahoney sat down with Mike Vogel to talk about their plans for this weekend. [Caps video (Maclellan, Mahoney)]
  • The full schedule is (allegedly) coming out early next week, but we now know that the Caps will once again be in the house for a Cup banner raising... [NHL, NBCSW]
  • ...and then will help the Islanders open up Nassau Coliseum for the season... [LHH]
  • ...before returning to DC for their own home opener on October 5 against playoff-foe Carolina.
  • If the NHL ever gets its act together and figures out what the salary cap is, the Caps have some decisions to make regarding their free agents. [NBCSW, RMNB]
  • The post-Stanley Cup draft was a strong one for the Caps, starting with the first-round pick of Alexander Alexeyev. [NBCSW]
  • The pre-Cup draft... not so much. Yikes. [NBCSW]
  • Counting down the 15 all-time best draft picks in franchise history. [StarsandSticks]
  • Two GOATs have joined forces to sell some pizza in the DMV. [WaPo]
  • Finally, happy 41st birthday to Alexei Tezikov.