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Saturday Caps Clips: Hello, Goodbye

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Henrik is officially headed to DC, Holtby is headed out west, the Caps add Schultz to the blueline and more.

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  • The JRR crew talks about the start of free agency, the beginning of the Laviolette era, and what kind of deal Ovechkin might be looking at. [Rink]
  • The day many of us were dreading finally arrived, and we’ve had to say goodbye to Braden Holtby. His absence will be strongly felt in DC. By all of us. [Rink (and again), Peerless, StarsandSticks, Caps Outsider]

Two champions, in every sense of the word.

  • And a couple of his Swedish teammates, now Caps teammates, are pretty excited to welcome him to DC. [Aftonbladet]
  • As for Holtby, he’s got a new home now, signing a two-year deal with the Canucks. Sincerely wishing all the luck to the Holtbys in Vancouver. [NHL, Nucks Misconduct, The Score, ESPN]
  • Holtby took a moment to reflect on the last decade with the Caps’ organization. [NBC4]
  • The District has actually been the landing spot for quite a few legends in the final years of their career. [WaPo]
  • Although free agency got off to a relatively quiet start, the goalie carousel was a-spinnin’ yesterday. [NHL, AP]
  • In other free agency news, the Caps surprised everyone by bringing in former Pens blueliner Justin Schultz on a two-year, $8M deal. [Rink, Caps, NHL, NBCSW, PHT, The Score, NoVa Caps, THW, RMNB, StarsandSticks]
  • GM Brian MacLellan spoke to the media after the Lundqvist and Schultz signings to talk about the team’s remaining free agency plans. [Caps video]
  • After spending last year with the Caps, free agent defenseman Radko Gudas has also moved on as he inks a three-year deal with the Panthers. [The Score]
  • Grading the Caps’ performance at this year’s draft. [StarsandSticks]
  • And sticking with the draft theme, taking a closer look at the Caps’ seventh-round pick, Oskar Magnusson. [NoVa Caps]
  • Goaltender Garin Bjorklund talks about his exciting experience of getting drafted by the Caps earlier this week... [EverythingGP]
  • ...and fifth-rounder Bear Hughes does the same. [Spokesman]