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Friday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: the potential effect of Laviolette on Kuznetsov, possible roster options, some league-wide news and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • The Capitals will have some roster decisions to make when training camps begin, possibly in just a few weeks. What could the opening night lineup look like? [NoVa Caps]
  • One of the many questions that face the Capitals this season: how will Evgeny Kuznetsov, who made his first appearance at MedStar yesterday, play with Peter Laviolette at the helm? [NBCSW]
  • Washington’s 2020 first-round draft pick Hendrix Lapierre was released from Canada’s World Juniors selection camp today, but prospect Connor McMichael looks like a lock to make the WJC team. [NoVa Caps]
  • 23 years ago, the Capitals played their first game at the MCI Center - let’s relive that moment. [S+S]
  • The NHL is reportedly looking into selling advertisements on players’ helmets for the 2020-2021 season in an attempt to generate more revenue. [Sportsnet]
  • The Capitals announced yesterday that they have loaned goaltender Zach Fucale to the South Carolina Stingrays, their ECHL affiliate. [NoVa Caps]
  • The Caps will begin the season without fans in Capital One Arena; here’s why that was the right call. [S+S]
  • There are several issues that the NHL and NHLPA need to resolve ahead of the upcoming season. [Sportsnet]
  • Longtime hockey reporter John Shannon tweeted yesterday that the NHL is planning the private purchase of a COVID vaccine for everyone involved in the upcoming season. [Shannon, and a clarification]
  • The Professional Women’s Hockey Player’s Association announced yesterday that they have signed a sponsor for their Calgary team. [TSN]

Finally, a gem from the slew of Disney announcements yesterday: the Mighty Ducks are coming back, and with a familiar face!