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Jared’s Daily: Bears Take Calder Cup; Caps’ Preseason Schedule



The Hershey Bears celebrate a goal in Game 7 of the Calder Cup Finals. (Mike Zitek/Coachella Valley Firebirds)

The Hershey Bears are, once again, winners of the Calder Cup.

That and more from around the league in today’s daily.

Washington Capitals

Battling back from a two-goal deficit, it was Mike Vecchione who netted the overtime winner — giving the Hershey Bears the 3-2 win and the team’s 12th Calder Cup.

The Capitals’ preseason slate opens on Sept. 24, and the team will host the Sabres, Red Wings and Blue Jackets at Capital One Arena. [WHN]

Connor Brown, who only played four games with the Capitals last season, is drawing interest around the league. [WHN]

Dalibor Dvorsky would add youth to an aging Capitals center core at No. 8. [WHN]

From The National Hockey Now Network

Despite being handcuffed by the salary cap, the Bruins are still trying to re-sign Garnet Hathaway and Tyler Bertuzzi. [Boston Hockey Now]

Goalie Tom Barrasso, coach Ken Hitchock, goalie Mike Vernon, general manager Pierre LaCroix and center Pierre Turgeon are among the seven-member 2023 Hockey Hall of Fame class. [Pittsburgh Hockey Now; Philly Hockey Now; Detroit Hockey Now; Colorado Hockey Now; Buffalo Hockey Now]

The Panthers will be part of NHL’s Hockeyville series this preseason, taking on the Ottawa Senators Oct. 1 in Nova Scotia. [Florida Hockey Now]

Who could the Sharks look to to fill the gap left by Timo Meier? [San Jose Hockey Now]

Jared Serre covers the Washington Capitals for Washington Hockey Now. He is a graduate of West Virginia University.