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Friday Caps Clips: 2021 Draft, Round 1

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The NHL releases the 2021-22 schedule, get the rundown on the first round (and beyond) of this year’s draft, beginning tonight, and more.

2020 NHL Draft - Round One Photo by Zach Guerette/NHLI via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • The schedule for the upcoming season is out, and the Caps kick off the festivities with a visit from the Rangers on October 13. [Caps, Vogs, Rink, NHL, NBCSW]
  • With the NHL Entry Draft getting underway tonight, now’s a good time to brush up on the first round expectations (and beyond). [NHL, NBCSW]
  • This is a year of uncertainty as far as the draft is concerned, and the Caps - who don’t have their first pick until #55 (for now) - are hoping for a diamond in the rough. [WashTimes]
  • Take a stroll down memory lane for some Caps’ drafts to remember. That one in 2004 was pretty great... [NoVa Caps]
  • With the expansion draft over, what does the Caps’ salary cap picture look like? [S&S]
  • Reviewing the 2020-21 season for Pheonix Copley.
  • Finally, happy 52nd birthday to Andrew Cassels and Dmitri Khristich, and happy 30th to Dmitry Orlov.