Happy Saturday everybody. Only six days until the NHL draft! Here’s today’s news and links about the Washington Capitals and from around the NHL!
- It’s official: the Washington Capitals will be facing the Chicago Blackhawks in the Winter Classic. (Stars and Sticks, Blackhawk Up, ESPN, Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Bleacher Report, Yahoo Sports, CBS Sports)
- It’s interesting that the Washington Capitals and Blackhawks aren’t rivals. (CSN Washington)
- Barry Trotz hasn’t said yet whether or not Alex Ovechkin will stay at right wing, but Trotz’s decision will definitely affect the Capitals’ off-season. (CSN Washington)
- Who should be on the Capitals’ list during free agency? (The Hockey Writers)
- The Washington Capitals might draft Julius Honka. (NBC Washington)
- Here are some depth players that the Washington Capitals should look to sign. (Bleacher Report)
- Brian MacLellan must have a big off-season. (Talk The Red)
Around the NHL
- The Edmonton Oilers have acquired the rights to soon-to-be free agent defenseman Nikita Nikitin of the Columbus Blue Jackets. (NHL.com)
- Perfect fits for each of the top 10 prospects in the NHL draft (Bleacher Report)
- Evaluating the top free agents (Sports Illustrated)
- The New York Rangers have officially bought out Brad Richards. (NHL.com, Too Many Men On The Site)
- An update on the Pittsburgh Penguins and their head coach search (NHL.com, Pens Labyrinth)
- A preview of the 2014 NHL Awards (SBNation)
- The Los Angeles Kings will not be buying out center Mike Richards. (NHL.com)
- A look at the draft needs for each team of the Metropolitan Division (NHL.com)
- The New Jersey Devils have re-signed forward Cam Janssen. (Pucks and Pitchforks)
- 2014 NHL Hall Of Fame Candidates (Too Many Men On The Site)
- The Toronto Maple Leafs re-signed forward Brandon Kozun. (TSN)
Washington Capitals Birthdays
- A Happy 66th Birthday to former Washington Capitals forward Denis Dupere.
- A Happy 64th Birthday to former Capitals goalie Ron Low.