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Sammi’s Daily: Capitals Lineup, World Juniors, Updates On Kadri & More UFAs

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Capitals forward Tom Wilson with Nazem Kadri

The Washington Capitals saw Haakon Hanelt take the ice for Team Germany to open the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championships against the United States on Tuesday. And though it was a loss for Germany, the club still gave its best effort and held its own against a powerhouse Team USA that features Luke Hughes, Logan Cooley and more.

Meanwhile, Washington is eager to see its lineup in action as the regular season approaches after making several new additions this summer. And for other teams, the offseason is still very much alive and well with top names still on the market.

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

Washington Capitals Links:

  • Hanelt made his World Juniors debut on Wednesday and also spoke to WHN in an exclusive 1-on-1 about his path to the NHL, what he’s looking to prove and how he’s ready to build his own legacy.
  • What fringe players could make their mark for the Capitals in 2022-23? (WHN)
  • New Washington netminder Darcy Kuemper detailed more on how he planned his day with the Stanley Cup. (Washington Capitals)

NHL Links:

  • Detailing the latest cap chronicles when it comes to finalizing Nazem Kadri to the New York Islanders. (NYIHN)
  • The odds are apparently getting higher that Phil Kessel and P.K. Subban will end up signing with the Edmonton Oilers, so much so that you can gamble on it. (Edmonton Journal)
  • Did a change in head coach lead to David Krejci’s return to the Boston Bruins? Here’s what Krejci said. (BHN)

Sammi’s Top Shelf Takes

  • Per reports, a 7×7 deal is the project range for Kadri with the Islanders. That would mean that he would be 39 in his final season, and also, puts him $2 million less than the previously speculated $9 million AAV asking price.
  • Shane Wright wasn’t happy when he dropped to fourth in the 2022 NHL Draft, and here’s what he said in a mic’d up video after seeing the Arizona Coyotes and more pass him over.
  • Oskar Magnusson will take the ice for Team Sweden at the World Juniors at 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, and Hanelt and Germany will return to action against Austria at 10 p.m. ET.
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