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Thursday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Discussing the Caps’ new head coach, wrapping up Kempny and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Caps’ beat writer Samantha Pell joins JRR to chat about the new man behind the bench, Peter Laviolette. [Rink]
  • Wrapping up the 2019-20 season for Michal Kempny... [Rink, RMNB]
  • ...and a look at the last year for fellow blueliner Nick Jensen. [Peerless]
  • Hiring Peter Laviolette is another shot at returning the accountability that may have been lost in the locker room since Barry Trotz’s departure. [NoVa Caps]
  • One of many reasons why hiring Lavi was the right move. [StarsandSticks]
  • Taking a look at how Alex Ovechkin has done at the start of previous coaching regimes. [NoVa Caps]
  • Are Caps fans ready to say goodbye to Braden Holtby? (Hockey brain: yes. Heart: ....never.) [NBC4]
  • Finally, happy birthday to the man himself, Alex Ovechkin, who turns 35 today.