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Monday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: arbitration deadline news, a player poised for a breakout season and more.

NHL: NOV 11 Coyotes at Capitals

Your savory breakfast links:

  • The Capitals’ current path is still the right one, despite some skepticism. [WHN]
  • Ilya Samsonov, the only RFA for the Washington Capitals eligible for arbitration, did not file for arbitration by yesterday’s 5pm ET deadline. [NoVa Caps, RMNB]
  • Dmitry Orlov is poised to have a career year in the 2021-2022 season. [S+S]
  • GM Brian MacLellan is not worried about Alex Ovechkin’s goal production. [NBCSW]
  • Caps’ prospect Bogdan Trineyev potted a sweet shootout goal in Dynamo Moscow’s KHL preseason game yesterday. [NoVa Caps]
  • What does the return of Vitek Vanecek mean for Ilya Samsonov and the faith the organization has in him? [S+S]
  • Alex Ovechkin joins other NHL stars and launches his own NFT collection. [ESPN, NBCSW]
  • Grading the Caps’ fifth round draft pick Haakon Hanelt... [S+S]
  • ...and their sixth round draft pick Chase Clark. [S+S]
  • In former Cap news, the NHL rejected Philipp Grubauer’s contract with the Seattle Kraken. [RMNB]
  • Finally, happy 60th birthday to Torrie Robertson!