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Friday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes

NHL: APR 24 Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round - Hurricanes at Capitals Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • The Japers’ Rink Radio crew breaks down the Caps’ free agency moves so far in the latest JRR episode. [Rink]
  • Maine native Garnet Hathaway grew up watching the Portland Pirates and dreamed of playing for their then-NHL affiliate - the Capitals. [Journal Tribune]
  • Take a closer look at Hathaway and Brendan Leipsic. [NoVa Caps, StarsandSticks]
  • The Caps will have tough decisions to make on Braden Holtby and Nicklas Backstrom, and the time to make those decisions is inching ever closer. [NBCSW]
  • Breaking down the new-look fourth line. [NBCSW]
  • Tough decision or no, it’s not time to trade Braden Holtby... yet. [NBCSW]
  • As we noted earlier this week, the Caps have done a pretty good job at addressing their issues this offseason. [RMNB]
  • Should the NHL switch from the current salary cap structure to something more like MLB’s luxury tax system? [NoVa Caps]
  • As America celebrates another birthday, a look at the top five all-time American players. [StarsandSticks]
  • Finally, happy 43rd birthday to Dwayne Zinger, happy 58th to Todd Bidner, and happy 41st to Chris Hajt.