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Sammi’s Daily: A Look At The New Capitals, Kadri, Free Agency Updates



Capitals center Dylan Strome

Despite getting a lot of their business done early on, the Washington Capitals remain in the throes of NHL free agency as the rest of the league continues to work.

A number of clubs are still negotiating deals, and looking to fill voids. On the flip side, several big names are still on the market as they ponder their options. Other RFAs also elected for salary arbitration — including D.C.’s former netminder Vitek Vanecek.

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

Capitals Links

  • What are the plans for Washington’s 2022 first-rounder Ivan Miroshnichenko this upcoming season? (WHN)
  • Speaking of prospects, here’s a Capitals development camp wrap-up. (WHN)
  • Moving on to NHL Free Agency, Dylan Strome and the newest Washington players have their numbers picked out.

NHL Links

  • How have our rival Pittsburgh Penguins stacked up this offseason with Ron Hextall at the helm?  (PHN)
  • Nazem Kadri is still deciding on his next landing spot. (CHN)
  • Meanwhile, as he continues his career, former Detroit Red Wings — and Capitals — defenseman Dennis Cholowski is looking for his next gig. (DHN)

Sammi’s Top Shelf Takes

  • Strome will speak to the media on Tuesday for the first time since signing with Washington.
  • I expect a breakout year for Miroshnichenko overseas as he makes his way to the KHL. After overcoming adversity, I expect him to thrive at the highest level.
  • Given the influx of offseason adds, Hendrix Lapierre may end up getting his first full pro season down with the AHL’s Hershey Bears, and that will make a major difference for the Quebec native.