Washington Capitals Evening News Links – Thursday, 9/14/2017

The Olympics are looking doubtful for Ovi, coaching change for the Caps, Caps television schedule released, previews for Nicklas Backstrom and Tom Wilson, how good is Kuzy? and more in this evenings links: 


⚪️ Capitals forwards preview: What changes will Alex Ovechkin make after a down season? (Washington Post)

⚪️ Russian hockey head says Alex Ovechkin ‘has to accept’ he won’t play in Olympics. (Washington Post)

⚪️ CSN Mid-Atlantic, Capitals announce 77-game regional television schedule. (Monumental Sports)

⚪️ Capitals announce changes to goaltending department. (NoVa Caps)

⚪️ Evgeny Kuznetsov and Dmitry Orlov go head-to-head……in “Rock-em’ Sock-em Robots” and “Don’t Nreak the ice”. (NoVa Caps)

⚪️ Orlov growing into role as top Capitals defenseman. (NHL)

⚪️ Five position battles to watch as Capitals camp opens. (CSNMA)

⚪️ The 25 Most Important Players for the Caps: No. 2 Nicklas Backstrom. (CSNMA)

⚪️ Washington Capitals 2017-2018 Previews — Forwards: Tom Wilson. (Peerless Prognosticator)

⚪️ Just how good is Evgeny Kuznetsov?: A comparison with other top NHL Centers. (NoVa Caps)

⚪️ Monumental Sports & Entertainment Announces New Partnership with Mars Wrigley Confectionery. (Monumental Sports)

⚪️ T.J. Oshie excited to be back in “challenge of ending story, disappointment.” (NoVa Caps)

⚪️ Former Capital, Vegas Forward Mikail Grabovski hopes to play this season. (TSN)

⚪️ Nate Schmidt has a message for Caps fans.  (CSNMA)

⚪️ The Capitals begin training camp tomorrow (Friday). The roster and schedule is here. Our guide to Kettler Capitals Iceplex is here.

⚪️ All of the morning links from Japers Rink


⚪️ A Year After the World Cup, Team North America Remains a Memorable Experiment. (Sports Illustrated)

⚪️ Top-10 Hart Trophy candidates for 2017-2018. (The Hockey News)

⚪️ Bruins sign David Pastrnak to a six-year, $40 million contract. (NBC Sports)

⚪️ Seven NHL teams that improved the most in the offseason. (USA Today)

⚪️ NHL’s ‘Failed Offside Challenge’ Penalty Is a Positive Step. (The Hockey Writers)

⚪️ Surprise, surprise: Maple Leafs will go captain-less in 2017-18. (Yahoo Sports)

⚪️ Report: Bruins have interest in extending Zdeno Chara. (NBC Sports)

⚪️ Long live the Kings of Corsi. Aging roster, scoring woes, doomed LA’s dynasty. (The Sporting News)


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Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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