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Friday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Ovi’s 2021 season in review, prospect updates and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • A season wrap-up for the one and only Great 8, Alex Ovechkin... [Rink, RMNB]
  • ...a look at Tom Wilson’s 2021 season... [Peerless]
  • ...and a 2021 report card for newcomer Zdeno Chara. [S+S]
  • Bonus prospect review on Aliaksei Protas, AKA “The Viper”, to kick off the yearly prospect series from NoVa Caps. [NoVa Caps]
  • Speaking of Caps’ prospects, Axel Jonsson-Fjallby is poised to break out and fully commit to hockey in North America. [NoVa Caps]
  • One of the biggest questions for the Washington Capitals this offseason: the future of Evgeny Kuznetsov. [NBCSW]
  • The roster for the Hershey Bears, this year’s AHL North Division Champions, is already starting to take shape, and it’s looking sweet. [NoVa Caps]
  • Washington’s 2020 first-round draft pick Hendrix Lapierre is on the rise and looking like he could have been a steal at 22nd-overall. [WHN]
  • Caps fans, it’s time to make your voices heard in this year’s fan survey from Tarik El-Bashir. [Athletic, direct link to survey here]
  • In league-wide news, the Seattle Kraken announced yesterday that they have hired Dave Hakstol as the first coach of the franchise. [NHL]
  • A cute update on Dylann Wetzel, the 6-year-old kidney transplant patient and T.J. Oshie superfan who was given a synthetic hockey rink by Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic and Warroad. [Caps]
  • Finally, happy 47th birthday to Glen Metropolit!