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Thursday Caps Clips: Greener Pastures

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: A former Cap hangs up the skates, the year of the netminder is upon us and more.

Philadelphia Flyers v Washington Capitals - Game One Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • RMNBer Peter Hassett joins the JRR crew to try and answer a tricky question: What the heck happened? [Rink]
  • Many congrats and best wishes to one of the best to rock the red, Mike Green, as he heads into retirement. [Rink, NHL, The Score, NBCSW, Caps Outsider, StarsandSticks]
  • GM Brian MacLellan has stated that the Caps are looking for a coach with experience. Here are some potential options. [WaPo]
  • While players in all other pro sports leagues protested the shooting of Jacob Blake by not taking the court/field... the NHL held a moment of reflection and went on as planned. [NBCSports]
  • Don’t lose heart, though - NHLers may have something more in store for tonight’s games. Stay tuned. [AP]
  • Braden Holtby’s future in DC is yet to be decided... [NBCSW]
  • ...but as of right now he’s one of a whole slew of goalies set to hit the free-agent market in what is becoming the year of the netminder. [Sportsnet]
  • The Caps will likely be spending to the limit again next season, with lots of contracts to hand out - so decisions await with some non-roster pending free agents. [NoVa Caps]
  • After trying it out on a third jersey, the South Carolina Stingrays will be adopting a new - but familiar look for the 2020-21 season. [Post & Courier]
  • Happy 58th birthday to Adam Oates.
  • Finally, please enjoy some silky smooth highlights from the great #52: