Day One of the Caps' Development Camp is in the books and while some players impressed (Oskar Osala, Francois Bouchard and Mathieu Perreault among them) and some didn't (Joe Finley, Simeon Varlamov), I wouldn't read much into one afternoon's performance with new linemates, etc.
Really, it was just great to see hockey in July and get to see the names we've been reading about (some for years) on the backs of (very sharp) practice jerseys. With so much going on and so many other new and old media types there, there's sure to be plenty worth checking out, so take it all in from near (much like GMGM and Ted and his son were doing yesterday in KB's picture above) or far. Start here:
- Dump and Chase (why would you start anywhere else?)
On Frozen Blog (rookie camp is like crack to these guys)
- Capital Fanatic (great pics and observations)
- WaPo feature on Backstrom (by intern Katie Carrera)
Off Wing Opinion (fantastic interviews with Varlamov, Karl Alzner and Andrew Glass) In fact, here's the Varlamov interview to whet your appetite: