Washington Capitals’ Evening News Links: The Final Roster Decisions Go Down To The Wire

News and notes from the first official practice of the 2017-2018 season, update on final roster spots, a new part-owner for the Capitals, interview with Nicklas Backstrom, GM Brian MacLellan and the team meet with the media and plenty more in this evening’s Capitals links: 

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👉 Laurene Powell Jobs is buying a big stake in Wizards, Capitals sports empire. (Washington Post)

👉 Images from Capitals Practice this morning at Kettler. (NoVa Caps)

👉 Tom Wilson suspended four games for Sunday’s hit in St. Louis. (NoVa Caps)

👉 Media can be tough, but Niskanen always speaks up. (NBCS-W)

👉 Jay Beagle excited about the young talent on the Caps. (Sports Junkies)

👉 Alex Ovechkin speaks with media following first day of practice. (Capitals)

👉 Braden Holtby speaks with media following this morning’s practice. (Capitals)

👉 Nicklas Backstrom: “Erik Karlsson is good at trash talk” (NoVa Caps)

👉 Milestone watch: Can Ovechkin reach 600 goals this season? (Sportsnet)

👉 Capitals ‘bubble’ players breathe a big sigh of relief Tuesday. (NBCS-W)

👉 Capitals GM Brian MacLellan meets with the media. (Capitals)

👉 Washington Capitals 2017-2018 Previews — Expectations and Uncertainty. (Peerless Prognosticator)

👉 3 Capitals prospects battle to the wire for two remaining spots. (NoVa Caps)

👉 Capitals True or False with Keith Jones. (NBCS-W)

👉 Capitals continue opening night tradition with red carpet event. (NoVa Caps)

👉 Caps Fans Invited to go “Strollin’ with Nolan” Trotz. (Capitals)

👉 Scott Murray’s approach to coaching, from grassroots to NHL, has proven success. (NHL)

👉 Reminder: “Caps Talk” is back! You listen each weekday from 4-6PM on Caps Radio

👉 Japers Rink Radio: Episode 63: New Season’s Eve (Japers Rink)

👉 All of the morning links from Japers Rink can be found here.

 

AROUND THE LEAGUE

👉 2017-18 NHL Preview: Metropolitan Division. (Yahoo Sports)

👉 Auston Matthews: The 20-Year-Old Tasked With Delivering Toronto’s First Stanley Cup in 50 Years. (Sports Illustrated)

👉 Predicting the 2018 NHL Awards (The Score)

👉 Ex-Sens D Jokipakka signs in KHL. (TSN)

👉 Western Conference Predictions: Who’s on the Rise? (NBCS-W)

👉 What We Learned: Who could have bounce-backs, setbacks in goal-scoring. (Yahoo Sports)

👉 Lupul fails independent medical evaluation. (TSN)

👉 31 bold predictions for the NHL season. (TSN)

👉 McDavid projected as lone 100-point scorer by oddsmakers. (The Score)

👉 NHL 5 things we learned from NHL preseason. (Fanrag)

👉 Gary Bettman on possible Seattle NHL team: ‘We’re nowhere near that’ (Sportsnet)

👉 Scouts’ takes on all 31 NHL teams for the 2017-18 season. (ESPN)

👉 NHL stars admit skipping Olympics will be ‘weird’. (NBC Sports)

👉 Fantasy: Top 250 rankings for 2017-18. (NHL)

 

FAN PHOTO OF THE DAY

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About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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