The Capsitals add a forward to the training camp roster, top 10 story lines heading into training camp, 35th anniversary of “the trade”, Samsonov continues to roll and more in this evening’s Washington Capitals news links:
On Saturday the Capital’s signed forward Alex Chiasson to PTO for training camp. (NoVa Caps)
Washington Capitals 2017-2018 Previews – Forwards: Evgeny Kuznetsov. (Peerless Prognosticator)
The Capitals Top-10 storylines heading into training camp. (NoVa Caps)
Devante Smith-Pelly was surprised by buy out, but confident as training camp approaches. (CSNMA)
Today is the 35-year anniversary of “The Trade” in which the Capitals acquiried Rod Langway, Doug Jarvis, Brian Engblom and Craig Laughlin from the Montreal Canadiens for Rick Green and Ryan Walter.
The Capitals begin training camp this Friday morning at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. All on-ice activities are open and free to the general public.
Capitals’ goalie prospect Ilya Samsonov won his third consecutive game of the young KHL season, as Metallurg beat Lada 5-3 on Friday night. Samsonov improves to 3-0, with an 88.6 save percentage and a 3.01 GAA in three starts this season.
Goalie mask artist David Gunnarsson released video and photos of Philipp Grubauer new bucket. (NoVa Caps)
The 25 Most Important Players for the Caps: No. 7 Andre Burakovsky. (CSNMA)
The Capitals prospect tournament scheduled for this weekend in Fort Myers, Florida was cancelled due to Hurricane Irma. Today, the tournament arena is being used as an evacuation facility.
Evacuation Center at Germain Arena in Estero has opened & is packed outside. Genuinely concerned here w/wind that is forecast with #Irma pic.twitter.com/fN2MfdeWXZ
— Jim Cantore (@JimCantore) September 9, 2017
All of the morning links from Japers Rink (here)
NEWS FROM AROUND THE LEAGUE
Jaromir Jagr considers Olympics without NHL contract offer. (Yahoo Sports)
Duchene sweepstakes coming to a head. (NHL Rumors Report)
Top 10 fantasy hockey sleeper picks for the 2017-2018 season. (The Hockey News)
Why the NHL’s harsh penalty for failed offside challenges could be a smart change. (SB Nation)
Training Camp Buzz: Therrien to scout for Canadiens. (NHL)
Rangers, Sabres already excited for 2018 NHL Winter Classic. (NHL)
and finally, major props to the Florida Panthers organization and owner. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the Sunshine State this weekend.
Florida Panthers players, staff, families & pets were together on a team charter organized by owner Vinnie Viola today. pic.twitter.com/fbBQz2IL4a
— Florida Panthers (@FlaPanthers) September 8, 2017
Capitals in Social Media
Thank you @TJOshie77 for always being great to us and the @Capitals fans #LetsGoCaps#WeWantTheCuppic.twitter.com/39iXoPArpH
— Gene Wu (@TheWuWu) September 9, 2017
What an awesome morning it was!! @NoVa_Caps @Capitals @russianmachine pic.twitter.com/v3zPPzQXtF
— Steph (@zort1143) September 9, 2017
Should be an interesting training camp this fall! So excited for the season to start!