Yes, the Washington Capitals boast a workhorse star in Braden Holtby, but as they hope to remain elite through a challenging summer, having a strong backup like Philipp Grubauer could be crucial. The good news is that former Capitals GM George McPhee reportedly is not picking Grubauer, instead opting to select intriguing defenseman Nate Schmidt. Multiple outlets report that Schmidt is bound for the Vegas Golden Knights, from TSN’s Pierre LeBrun to the Washington Post’s Isabelle Khurshudyan.
The Ravens will play the Raiders at the end of a brutal three-game series. The Baltimore Ravens are in for one of the more brutal three-game travel stretches in recent NFL history, and it’s in part their own doing. The Ravens will play the Jaguars in London on Sept. 24, and while the London trip has become routine for most teams — especially the Jaguars — most teams then turn around and take a bye the next week.