The Washington Capitals won’t be picking until 55th in the NHL Draft barring a trade. Still, the draft is a wonderful opportunity to get your first look at the stars of tomorrow. How do you watch this midsummer spectacle you may ask? Well, here’s how!
No more NHL coverage on NBC as the league has moved over to ESPN. I honestly like this move and think it’s going to go a long way towards helping to grow the game. Once again the draft will be held virtually from the NHL Network studios in Secaucus, New Jersey.
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Yesterday we looked at three potential options the Caps could take with the second round pick. Mike G. Morreale of NHL.com thinks the Caps top priority entering the draft is defensive depth. He mentioned that in their nine picks the last two years, only one is a defensemen and that player is Martin Has who was selected at 153rd in 2019.
Morreale also mentions some possible fits that were all defensemen. One is Stanislav Svozil who would provide a great physical presence on a future Caps blueline. Another is Logan Mailloux who scored 15 points in 19 games with seven goals and eight assists for SK Lejon. Like Connor McMichael, he is also from the London Knights. Rounding out the defensemen on his list was Scott Morrow who isn’t afraid to set up the big play.
It’s a new week and here are the dates of the draft. Don’t forget the Seattle Expansion Draft is Wednesday night.
Date: Friday July 23 (Round 1) and Saturday July 24 (Rounds 2-7)
Time: 8 p.m. (Round 1) and 11 a.m. (Rounds 2-7)
Where: NHL Network studios
TV Broadcast: ESPN2 (Round 1) and NHL Network (Rounds 2-7)
Reddit: Here’s a link to the official Reddit of the Washington Capitals
Live Streaming: Be sure to check out fubo.TV which includes a free seven day trial if you sign up through the link here. You’ll be able to watch the draft from your laptop, computer, or smartphone.