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Saturday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Reviewing Samsonov’s 2019-20 season, draft options, trade options, free agent options and more.

Philadelphia Flyers v Washington Capitals Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Taking one final look at the 2019-20 season for Ilya Samsonov. [Rink, RMNB]
  • Might the Caps be interested in pursuing soon-to-be free agent defenseman Torey Krug? [HB]
  • The Caps have the 25th pick in the upcoming entry draft; here’s a look at some of the names they could use it for. [WCP]
  • Sounds like Alex Ovechkin is following Nicklas Backstrom’s lead and conducting his contract negotiations sans representation. [NoVa Caps]
  • With a tight salary cap, roster holes to fill and key contract extensions to ink, the Caps may need to make some trades. [StarsandSticks]
  • Could Pheonix Copley be one of the players on the move? [NoVa Caps]
  • Taking a look at what lies ahead for the Metropolitan Division. [Canes Country]
  • Here’s a happy fun thought for your Saturday: has the Caps’ championship window already closed? [NBCSW]
  • Finally, sending happy birthday wishes to Stanley Cup Champion Brooks Orpik as he turns the big 4-0 today.

To celebrate Orpik’s birthday, let’s all watch this beauty of a goal: