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Friday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: evaluating Richard Panik’s season, chatting about Laviolette and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Don’t miss the latest episode of Japers’ Rink Radio - Adam chats with former Capitals and current Predators beat reporter Adam Vingan on what Peter Laviolette brings to Washington. [Rink]
  • How did Richard Panik fare in Washington this season? Let’s take a look in some season reviews. [Rink, RMNB]
  • In some divisional news, the Penguins traded Patric Hornqvist to the Florida Panthers for Mike Matheson and Colton Sceviour yesterday. [NHL]
  • Peter Laviolette has made it clear that he has not yet started thinking about who he wants on his coaching staff, but there are certainly plenty of viable options out there. One possibility? Sergei Gonchar. [NoVa Caps]
  • The NHL released offseason training protocols yesterday, which provide health and safety guidelines during the pandemic. [NHL]
  • The free agent market is plentiful this offseason, but who should the Capitals target? [StarsandSticks]
  • Ted Leonsis spoke about health, safety, and the return of fans to the world of sports last week. [Athletic ($)]
  • Capitals’ defenseman Martin Fehervary was initially considering playing for one of the local teams in his hometown of Bratislava, Slovakia during the offseason. However, it appears as if the organization has notified him that they do not want him playing competitively during the break. [NoVa Caps]

Finally, if you’re in need of some entertainment today, check out all of the social media coverage from Alex Ovechkin’s over-the-top 35th birthday party yesterday. The videos are...quite something.