Washington Capitals Links: Spencer Carbery’s Introductory Press Conference Set For Thursday, Expiring Draft Rights, GM’s Sign New Deals

Thursday was a busy day for the league’s general managers, as teams begin to finalize front office staff and prepare for the upcoming draft. The Capitals also announced the time and place for Spencer Carbery’s introductory press conference. Here’s the latest links from the Capitals and from around the league:


Tomorrow at 11 a.m. NBC Sports Washington will broadcast Coach Spencer Carbery‘s introductory press conference along with other comprehensive coverage. Capitals Twitter and Facebook along with 106.7 The Fan will air the press conference on digital and radio. [Washington Capitals]

The Capitals must sign defensmen Dru Krebs and/or Martin Hugo Has by 5PM tomorrow (June 1) or they will relinquish the rights to each player. Here are the other key upcoming dates: [Cap Friendly]

With Spencer Carbery now named the Capitals next head coach, the team will begin to set sights on rounding out the coaching staff. Here are potential candidates for assistant coaches in Washington. [NoVa Caps]

The Hershey Bears will look to close-out the Rochester Americans tonight at Giant Center in Hershey. The Bears took a commanding 3-1 series lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference Finals on Monday night with a 4-2 victory in Rochester.

The Bears sealed the victory with a late empty net goal, which wasn’t well received by fans in Rochester. 😂


Brad Treliving has been officially named general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs [NHL.com]

The Seattle Kraken have extended general manager Ron Francis. [Seattle Kraken]

Fans rank all 32 NHL broadcast teams ($$$) [The Athletic]

Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman on Predators’ hiring of Andrew Brunette: “There’s a long history between Barry Trotz and Andrew Brunette, he’s known him since he was drafted, he coached him in Nashville, he scored the first ever Predators goal”. [Sportsnet]

The Florida Panthers’ clincher hit a conference final high in viewership, but was still down double-digits [Sports Media Watch]

Opening odds for the Stanley Cup Finals:

Barry Trotz, on the upcoming draft, says he told his scouts to “take some swings, take some high end swings on some guys”. Then adds: “I can find you 3rd line, 4th line guys, no problem. Go get me some guys that get people out of their seats.” [Alex Dougherty]

The Czech Hockey Hall of Fame in Prague is closing due to economic issues. Former NHL netminder Dominik Hasek stopped by with a pair of grocery carts to collect his items today. [Zdenek_janda]

Today, speaking with Rod Brind’Amour at the season-ending press conference, Hurricanes general manager Don Waddell said that they will explore the trade market “pretty heavily” before free agency opens a month from now. [Walt Ruff]

As The First NHL Player Of Thai Descent, Jonas Siegenthaler Hopes To See Hockey Grow In Asia. [NHLPA]

Friedman on NYR coach search (32TP): “Peter Laviolette I believe was in NY on Tuesday and like I said if it was going to be him I thought we were going to find out pretty quick. I am very curious to see if now they interview Hynes, Drury and Hynes have a history together in college” [Sportsnet]



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Was Spencer Carbery the right choice for the Capitals next head coach?

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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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10 Responses to Washington Capitals Links: Spencer Carbery’s Introductory Press Conference Set For Thursday, Expiring Draft Rights, GM’s Sign New Deals

  1. Anonymous says:

    It’s interesting Joe B and Locker ranked 10th by local (DMV) fans. I’m guessing that’s what “local” entails.

    • novafyre says:

      I’m not still sure what their methodology was even though I voted. Still, they appeared to avoid the brutal comments some other pairs received.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thought the Caps would sign Has. Hopefully the Bears sign him again. Just 22, good size, has a lot of experience already.

    • novafyre says:

      Has just never was that impressive with the Rays. The ECHL is even worse with injury information than the NHL but he was out a lot especially towards the end of the year. Even when on the ice, he just wasn’t mentioned.

      He only played 50 games and ended up with 3 goals and 9 assists. Compare to Maass who in 55 games had 4 goals and 7 assists but was constantly in the thick of things. Kim had 9g and 31a in 53 games to lead all Dmen in points..

      • Rich427 says:

        As I mentioned in another post couple weeks ago, I attended all 3 games at Hertz Arena in Estero, FL between the Stingrays and the Everblades during the playoffs. I know it is a small sample, but during those 3 games, I think Has only played in 2. And he just didn’t stand out to me. The kid that caught my attention on the D line was Kim. He was the guy on defense that seemed to have the most jump in his skates, didn’t seemed to hesitate pinching in to keep the puck moving in the offensive zone, and seemed to stick check very well. This is not a knock on Has, he just didn’t stand out to me over this 3 game stretch during the playoffs.

  3. Jon Sorensen says:

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  4. jonicap says:

    Just catching the news now. Seems like a good selection for new coach.

    My favorite coaches in Wash history were Bryan Murray and Barry Trotz. Both strong defensive coaches. Barry with the Stanley Cup. Carbery’s history of being coach of the year on 2 different levels is comforting. I certainly like him better than PL. I hope to get to know his style better as time goes by with as much pleasure as it was when Trotz was here.

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