Your savory breakfast links:
- The Washington Capitals signed RFA goalie Ilya Samsonov to a one-year, $2 million contract yesterday. [Rink, WaPo ($), Caps, NHL, WHN (and again), NBCSW, NoVa Caps, RMNB, S+S]
- Caps’ prospect Bogdan Trineyev participated in the 2021 Sochi Open last week, playing for the National Team. [NoVa Caps]
- The Metropolitan Division has been full of strange trades and free agent signings this offseason, but one team in particular has had a rough go of it. [NBCSW]
- Re-live five of Alex Ovechkin’s best goals from the 2021 season to help tide you over until hockey returns. [S+S]
- Despite their later picks, the Caps still came out of the 2021 NHL Draft with a solid draft class. [S+S]
- Former Washington bench boss Barry Trotz was named to the 2022 Canadian Olympic Hockey Team coaching staff as an assistant yesterday — congrats, Barry! [NoVa Caps]
- Finally, happy 65th birthday to Mike McEwen!