Washington Capitals Evening News Links: Off to Ottawa!

Off to Ottawa, making final roster moves for opening night, Barry Trotz and the Caps new power play, who’s gonna fill the holes created by summer departures, the challenges ahead for Alex Ovechkin, Caps make it official for Alex Chiasson and much more in this evening’s Capitals links: 

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Caps Today – 10/4/2017 (Capitals)

Capitals Sign Alex Chiasson. (Capitals)

Caps Get Started Against Sens in Ottawa. (Mike Vogel)

Capitals Need Stars to ‘Step Up’ to Remain Stanley Cup Contenders. (Sports Illustrated)

Capitals Report | October 4 – John Walton and Mike Vogel (Capitals)

The Replacements: The Capitals’ Open Roles and Who Can Fill Them. (Japers Rink)

Caps have high goal-scoring expectations for Ovechkin at 32. (Yahoo Sports)

Maintaining greatness for himself, Caps will demand more than ever from Alex Ovechkin. (Washington Post)

Game 1: Opening Night, Capitals at Senators, October 5th. (Peerless Prognoticator)

Rinkside update with Jakub Vrana (John Walton)

Capitals have a 23-man roster, but it could change again soon. (Washington Post)

Capitals radio broadcasts will return to 106.7 The Fan this season. (Washington Post)

Washington Capitals: Chasing Glory. (Japers Rink)

Capitals Hold 2017 Media Luncheon. (Capitals)

Barry Trotz explains Caps’ new power play look. (Sports Junkies)

Brooks Orpik hopes to adapt to an evolving NHL game. (NBCS-W)

Washington Capitals weigh in on National Anthem debate. (USA 9)

Derick Brassard to open season with Senators on Thursday. (CBC Sports)

Playoff projections and pivotal stats for every team. (Washington Post)

Ottawa Senators: Opening Night Roster Announced. (Fansided)

Viewing party for Thursday’s game against Ottawa. (Capitals)

Japers’ Rink Pledge-O-Rama 2017. (Japers Rink)

All of the morning links from Japers Rink are here.

 

METROPOLITAN DIVISION

25 Blue Jackets Questions for 2017-18. (Hockey Writers)

Shattenkirk on the Eve of Rangers Debut: Glad It’s Finally Here. (NHL)

Why Flyers rookies are in for a shock despite pro experience. (Courier-Post)

Penguins, Rangers, Capitals headline PHT’s mighty Metro Division preview. (NBC)

 

AROUND THE LEAGUE

NHL announces rosters for opening night. (NHL)

31 Thoughts: What the Jets are doing to make the post-season. (Sportsnet)

5 Candidates to Crack 50 Goals in 2017-18. (Hockey Writers)

Minnesota Wild signs Daniel Winnik to one-year contract. (Minnesota Wild)

NHL Season Openers: All-Time Records, First Home Games & Opening Notables For All 31 Teams (The Hockey News)

The modern NHL is a young man’s league. And it’s getting younger. And better. (Washington Post)

Puck Daddy’s 2017-18 NHL season predictions. (Yahoo Sports)

5 bold predictions for the NHL season. (The Score)

Sportsnet NHL Insider predictions for 2017-18 season. (Sportsnet)

Nylander doesn’t intend to negotiate during season. (TSN)

New season features intriguing storylines across League. (NHL)

Super 16: Penguins start season at No. 1. (NHL)

Stanley Cup predictions for 2017-18. (NHL)

Statistically Speaking: NHL rookies to watch. (TSN)

2017-18 Central Division preview: Nashville Predators. (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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