Daily Links: Top RFA’s This Summer, Mock Expansion Draft 4.0, Kempny Responds To Disaster In Czech Republic, Aliaksei Protas Gets Married And More Vacation Photos

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Welcome to the weekend, Caps Nation. The Lightning took Game 7 against Barry Trotz and the New York Islanders last night to setup a Canadiens-Lightning final for the Stanley Cup. Game 1 is scheduled for Monday at Amalie Arena in Tampa, with puck drop set for just after 8:00 PM ET. In the meantime, here’s the latest news and notes from the Capitals and the hockey world.

In Case You Missed It

Annual Capitals Prospect Reviews and Forecasts

National Links

  • Philipp Grubauer about season, playoffs, new contract and possible Vezina [NHL.com]

  • Wild Held Initial Trade Talks With Sabres About Eichel [The Score]
  • NHL’s Top 15 RFA’s Of 2021: Latest Rumors and Reports. [Sportsnet]
  • Agent Jeff Jackson sounds off on NHL, Chris Lee’s officiating [TSN]
  • Islanders give ‘The Coli’ one to remember with comeback OT thriller [Sportsnet]
  • NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs 2021 schedule, TV info [NBC Sports]
  • Montreal Canadiens open at +225 underdogs in Vegas odds for Cup final. [Vegas Insider]

Plays Of The Week

From Social Media

Alex Ovechkin and his posse continue to vacation at the Titanic Mardan Palace in Turkey.

Ovechkin ran into yet another selfie seeker while on vacation in Turkey on Thursday.

Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny posted a scary video from his hometown in the Czech Republic. Prayers to all of his family.

Kempny and friends jumped in a pickup truck and head to the disaster area to begin helping with the cleanup.

Brooks Laich officially announced his retirement from hockey on Friday with a post to his Instagram page.

Former Capitals defenseman John Erskine made a rare post to his Instagram page on Friday.

The Jensen’s are wrapping up their vacation in Turks And Caicos

Congratulations to Aliaksei Protas and girlfriend Tanya Zavadich who tied the knot this weekend.

By Jon Sorensen

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 Civil 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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1 Response to Daily Links: Top RFA’s This Summer, Mock Expansion Draft 4.0, Kempny Responds To Disaster In Czech Republic, Aliaksei Protas Gets Married And More Vacation Photos

  1. Anonymous says:

    How big is that dude next to Ovi. If Ovi is 6-2, 6-3

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