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Caps Clips: Postponement

Washington Capitals news and notes: The ongoing pandemic forces the NHL to push some dates back, changes and cancellations abound and more.

2019 NHL Draft - Round 2-7 Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Your once-in-a-blue-moon links:

  • As uncertainty continues around the coronavirus pandemic, the NHL has opted to push the combine, entry draft and awards show - dates TBD. [NHL, WashTimes]
  • That uncertainty isn’t going away anytime soon, and the NHL’s chief medical officer is warning of local attempts to gather players and fans too soon. [NHL, AP]
  • Equipment manufacturer Bauer has shifted from hockey gear to the production of medical shields to aid doctors, nurses and first responders. [NHL, PHT]
  • Garnet Hathaway sent some well-deserved care packages to some area first responders as a thanks for their ongoing work. [Caps]
  • The KHL has joined the ECHL, the CHL and others as the latest hockey league to cancel their season. [KHL, PHT]
  • This pause in - and potential cancellation of - the 2019-20 season, as well as any related delays, certainly puts a big crimp in Alex Ovechkin’s chase for Gretzky. [The Score]
  • Looking back at the top five goals of the Caps 2019-20 season (so far?). [NBCSW]
  • Many sports owners, including Ted Leonsis, have stepped up to say they will pay part-time arena workers - and it’s absolutely the very least they should do. [WaPo]
  • Talking to players past and present about their first linemates. [ESPN]
  • Selecting an MVP for each of the Eastern Conference teams. [The Score]
  • What would a Caps-’Canes playoff rematch look like? [NBCSW]
  • Local pro sports broadcasters have united together to launch Voices of DC Sports, offering personalized video shoutouts for money that will go to local charities. [WaPo, Caps, Wizards]
  • As questions remain about the end of the 2019-20 season, what might the Caps’ 2020-21 roster look like? [NoVa Caps]
  • And finally, celebrating women in hockey - from the fans to the team staff to the players - as Women’s History Month continues: