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Friday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: evaluating Kovalchuk and Kempny, an offseason signing and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Wrapping up the 2020 season for trade deadline acquisition Ilya Kovalchuk... [Rink, RMNB]
  • ...and blueliner Michal Kempny. [Peerless]
  • The Capitals announced yesterday that they have re-signed forward Brian Pinho, who made his NHL playoff debut this year, to a two-year $725k contract. [Capitals]
  • Which Caps prospect have the best chance at nabbing a spot on the NHL roster next season? [NBCSW]
  • In the latest edition of 31 Thoughts, Elliotte Friedman discusses the Caps’ recent hiring of Peter Laviolette, reporting that he was the favorite to fill the coaching vacancy as soon as Washington fired Reirden. [Sportsnet]
  • The Capitals have a lot to work on for next season, but what would Laviolette want to focus on the most? [NBCSW]
  • If the Caps were to trade up in the 2020 NHL Draft, what prospects are worth it and who might they target? [StarsandSticks]
  • Alex Ovechkin turned 35 yesterday, but he is nowhere near done with his hockey career. [NBCSW]
  • Should the Capitals pursue Cam Talbot this offseason? [StarsandSticks]
  • Finally, happy 54th birthday to Tom Chorske!