Thursday Caps Clips

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Prepping for Public Day, Blackhawks Up, and there's no place like home.

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Listing to port - Revisiting the Metropolitan Division's best left wings. [Rink]
  • Sizing up the new Metro neighbors, by 'hood. [FanPost]
  • And in the "Best Of" theme, here's one version of the all-time list for the Caps. [Eye on Hockey]
  • Getting the bunting ready for "Public Day" at Kettler for Team USA. [NBC4]
  • The Caps will get two pre-season swings at the Chicago Blackhawks before having to bear witness at the United Center for the Stanley Cup banner-raising on the first of October. [CSNW]
  • Proving you can go home again:
    • Alex Ovechkin will skate one last time in Russia prior to Sochi in his annual charity match on Sunday, with this year's sponsors/captains being Ilya Kovalchuk and Alexei Morozov... [Kassir.ru]
    • ... while Steven Oleksy will be guest of honor and signing autographs at the grand opening of the newest location of the hockey gear store where he used to work... [B&R Sports]
    • ... and Aussie prospect Nathan Walker is spending a bit of time with some adorable mites Down Under before he makes his way to Caps rookie camp to follow his dream. [Penrith Star]
  • Meanwhile, back in Chelyabinsk it was Traktor team photo day, and Evgeny Kuznetsov debuted his new jersey number - the 92 is gone in favor of 84. [RMNB (and speaking of #84...)]
  • The AHL has announced that The AHL will announce its 2013-2014 schedule at 3pm today, pending The AHL Board of Governors approval. [@TheAHL]
  • Finally, happy 49th birthday to Dean Evason.
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