Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: another prospect review, potential offseason moves, the on-ice magic that is the Ovi/Backstrom duo and more.
Your savory breakfast links:
- The 2021 season in review for prospect Hendrix Lapierre. [NoVa Caps]
- A few thoughts on Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom’s friendship and how it translates to on-ice success. [WHN]
- Don’t worry, Caps fans, T.J. Oshie has once again made it clear that he wants to stay in Washington. [NBCSW]
- If the Washington Capitals wanted to target a UFA defenseman this offseason, which ones belong on their radar? [S+S]
- With the Seattle Kraken expansion draft looming on the horizon, here’s a fun game: what teams would benefit from their own expansion draft-style reset and what teams are better with what they have now? [Athletic ($)]
- Speaking of the expansion draft, don’t fret if Backstrom’s name is on the protected list but Ovechkin’s is not. [NBCSW]
- The Ottawa Senators announced yesterday that they have appointed Pierre McGuire as their senior VP of player development, bringing him into their front office and off your televisions. [Senators]
- Finally, happy 58th birthday to Bob Carpenter, 78th birthday to Bill Collins, and 45th birthday to Darcy Verot!