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Weekend Wrap: Tom Wilson’s Wedding, Capitals News, J.T. Miller To The Metro?



Capitals forward Tom Wilson

With training camp just weeks away, the Washington Capitals and NHL are putting the finishing touches on the summer. And, heading into the season, Tom Wilson has made the most of his offseason.

While recovering from a torn ACL, Wilson hit a big life milestone this past weekend, marrying longtime girlfriend and Team Canada beach volleyball player Taylor Pischke. The two tied the knot on Saturday in front of friends, family and several current and former Capitals.

Meanwhile, in league news, trade talk is continuing to pick up and some teams could have more moves on the way with the season looming.

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

Washington Capitals Links

  • An inside look at the Tom Wilson wedding as No. 43 tied the knot on Saturday with Braden Holtby, John Carlson, T.J. Oshie, Brenden Dillon, Carl Hagelin and several current and former Capitals teammates in attendance. (WHN)
  • Alex Ovechkin reflects on calling Evander Kane last season to convince him to sign with Washington — and what he thought when Kane signed with Edmonton. (WHN)
  • Here are some non-Capitals players who we hate to love but love anyway. (Japers’ Rink)

NHL Links

  • The Metro Division is looking strong, and now, two teams are reportedly in on J.T. Miller. Are the Islanders one of them, and could they be close to making a move for the star after missing out on quite a few names this summer? New York Islanders (NYIHN)
  • After resigning as the USask head coach, Mike Babcock said that he’s officially retiring from coaching. Multiple allegations against Babcock ultimately led to his dismissal from the league. Detroit Red Wings (DHN)
  • The Penguins will have quite a bit of money to spend going forward, and they could cash in on quite a few big-name UFAs and stars. Pittsburgh Penguins (PHN)

Sammi’s Top Shelf Takes

  • Trevor van Riemsdyk is continuing his offseason training. With the opportunity to switch back to his natural right side this season, expect Trevor van Riemsdyk to continue to be an important part of the team’s backend.

  • Also, speaking of impressive offseasons, Dylan Strome looks great and is showcasing his skill going into 2022-23.
  • Nazem Kadri had his day with the Stanley Cup and made history. Kadri brought the Cup to the London Muslim Mosque. It is believed to be the first time the trophy has been in a mosque in its 129-year history.