Nicklas Backstrom had a strong start to his IIHF World Championships, a painful offseason begins and more in today’s Washington Capitals news and links.
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There is no lack of interesting and fascinating topics for discussion concerning the Washington Capitals of late. With a critical offseason underway, the Caps are still dominating the news cycle. Players are wanting to return, fans are crying out for change and certain skaters are joining their countries at the IIHF World Championships.
Here’s a quick look at all the news surrounding the Capitals and the NHL.
Capitals News From Around FanSided
Nate Schmidt is an important part of the Caps Future [Stars And Sticks – David Stevenson]
"Assuming Schmidt returns next season (there’s a slight chance he could be selected by the Vegas Golden Knights), he’ll be playing a huge role moving forward."
Capitals mock offseason: Stanley Cup run [Stars And Sticks]
"One of their options is to gear up for one last Stanley Cup run. This likely gives them at most a two-year window, but with far less resources to make moves than the last one."
Nicklas Backstrom helps Sweden beat Denmark [Stars And Sticks]
"Backstrom got a goal and an assist while playing alongside Toronto Maple Leafs forward William Nylander. He helped Sweden win 4-2 over Denmark."
More Capitals News From Around the Internet
Daniel Winnik Faces Offseason Of Uncertainty [CSN Mid-Atlantic – J.J. Regan]
"While he did mention that he would like to return to the Caps, the possibility of playing for another team is not an unfamiliar situation for Winnik who has played on seven different teams already in his career"
Backstrom hugs Henrik Lundqvist [Russian Machine Never Breaks]
"[Nicklas] was all smiles when he took the ice, later giving New York Rangers’ goaltender Henrik Lundqvist a big hug near the locker room."
Five Takeaways From Breakdown Day [Washington Times – Matthew Paras]
"The wounds from another second-round exit were still fresh at the team’s annual breakdown day Friday, but players and coach Barry Trotz acknowledged the obvious: next year’s team will look different. The self-imposed two-year window for this current crop of players to contend is over."
"Cubs fans aren’t using it anymore, maybe it’s time for Capitals fans to own “there’s always next year.”"
- Ottawa Senators visit the Pittsburgh Penguins for Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Series tonight. Be sure to check out FanSided’s blogs for each team. Senshot runs the show for the Senators while Pen’s Labyrinth does it for the Penguins
- Anaheim Ducks tied up their series against the Nashville Predators. The matchup now travels to Nashville.