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Capitals prospects

The Washington Capitals have been seeing plenty from their prospects in the offseason, and with World Juniors getting into the semifinals, they’re seeing Oskar Magnusson make waves.

Magnusson was a seventh-round pick in 2020, but is looking like he could end up being a late-round steal. Same goes for quite a few other names in the Washington system.

Meanwhile, across the rest of the league, the clock is ticking on free agency, and trade rumors continue to go around.

Here are all the latest news and notes from D.C. and across the NHL:

Washington Capitals Links

  • Here are some of the Capitals prospects that could turn out to be big-time steals moving forward. (WHN)
  • Speaking of Swedes, quite a few of Washington’s top Swedish sensations have had success of late. (Japers’ Rink)
  • What will the Capitals see from Dylan Strome in 2022-23? (WHN)

NHL Links

  • This 1645 portrait looks… a lot like Connor McDavid. To the point where it’s scary. (WHN)
  • The Islanders could potentially find a solution to their cap problem to make space for Nazem Kadri, and it could mean sending Semyon Varlamov to Vegas. New York Islanders. (NYIHN)
  • Team USA saw a major upset at the World Juniors, as they fell to Czechia in the quarterfinals. (USA Hockey)

Sammi’s Top Shelf Takes

  • Magnusson is the only Washington prospect left in World Juniors. He has a goal and assist for Sweden so far, and he’s gotten time on the fourth line and the top-6. The 20-year-old is also showing he can be a top penalty killer and doesn’t shy away from blocking shots.
  • Haakon Hanelt ended his WJC on Wednesday in Germany’s 5-2 loss to Finland in the quarterfinals. Still, the 19-year-old did well, dishing a goal and assist in the tournament while playing on that third line. He showed that he has plenty of potential, and it capped off a terrific offseason and comeback from injury.
  • It’ll be interesting to see where P.K. Subban lands if he ends up getting picked up this offseason. He still has plenty left to offer both on and off the ice.
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