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Tuesday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Recapping the season for a couple of blueliners, scoping out potential free agent targets and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Taking a peek back at the season that was for Caps’ blueliner Justin Schultz... [Rink, RMNB]
  • ...and for the big man himself, Zdeno Chara. [Peerless]
  • Handing out some grades for a couple of Caps’ prospects in Bobby Nardella and Michael Sgarbossa. [NoVa Caps, S&S]
  • Gary Bettman offered up what frankly seemed like a bit of a bullshit response to the horrific ongoing story of sexual assault in the Blackhawks organization back in 2010. [ESPN]
  • He also expressed uncertainty over whether the NHL will be able to participate in the Beijing Olympics next year, citing potential safety/health concerns. [NHL, ESPN]
  • This Stanley Cup Final could be a showcase for some potential free agent targets for the Caps. [NBCSW, S&S]
  • It didn’t end so great (duh) but the Caps’ 2020-21 season wasn’t all bad... right? [S&S]
  • Nicklas Backstrom hopes to finish his career with his first professional team, Brynäs of the SHL, once his days in DC are done. Let’s not think about such a time. []
  • Keep your eye on Conor Sheary, as he could be poised for a breakout. [S&S]
  • Happy 73rd birthday to Rick Smith.
  • Cool moment for Zdeno Chara yesterday, as he received an award from Slovakian president Zuzana Čaputová:
  • Finally, we here at the Rink join the rest of the hockey world in offering our sincerest condolences to David Pastrnak and girlfriend Rebecca Rohlsson on the tragic loss of their newborn son.