Happy Sunday everybody. Just five days until the NHL Draft! Here’s today’s news and links about the Washington Capitals and from around the NHL!
- The Washington Capitals will open the 2014 regular season against the Montreal Canadiens. (Stars And Sticks, District Sports Page, CSN Washington, Washington Post, Monumental Network)
- Will Brian MacLellan be as Euro-friendly as George McPhee? (CSN Washington)
Around The NHL
- The Florida Panthers have hired former Canadiens assistant Gerard Gallant as their head coach. (Too Many Men On The Site, The Rat Trick, Miami Herald, CBS Sports, SB Nation, NHL.com, Pro Hockey Talk, Eyes On The Prize, Last Word On Sports)
- The NHL has announced the home openers for all 30 teams. (USA Today)
- The favorites to win at the NHL awards (NHL.com, SB Nation)
- Ten NHL GMs who must make moves this off-season. (Bleacher Report)
- Brad Richards would not be a fit for the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Too Many Men On The Site)
- Richards, despite what many think, still has quite a bit of value left in him. (Washington Post)
- You can count Marc Crawford out of any NHL head coaching job, because he’s returning to Switzerland. (Bleacher Report)
Washington Capitals Birthdays
- A Happy 36th Birthday to former Washington Capitals defenseman Alexei Tezikov.