Wednesday Caps Clips: Back in Action

Greg Fiume

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Training camp officially opens, Ovechkin meets with the media, Green gets honored and more.

Your savory breakfast links:

  • The schedule is out, the roster is posted, it's official - Training Camp 2013 is underway! [Caps, Dump 'n Chase, WaPo, CSNW]
  • On the eve of camp, the captain had a lengthy chat with the assembled media about Mikhail Grabovski, the Olympics, and that pesky KHL rumor. [Monumental video, Caps Overtime, NHL.com, AP, WaPo (and again and again), NBC4, CSNW, RMNB]
  • The Young Guns may not be young anymore, but the team's still got some youthful depth - check it out with our top 25 under 25. [Rink]
  • Looking at who is on the hot seat for each team in the Eastern Conference, and of course the Caps' representative is Alex Ov-... Mike Green? [NHL.com]
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov has a fractured shoulder capsule. What's Russian for "ow ow ow ow ow"? [RMNB]
  • Interesting news out of Traverse City, where support is growing for 3-on-3 OT instead of a shootout. "Imagine Washington and Pittsburgh with [Sidney] Crosby, [Evgeni] Malkin, [Alex] Ovechkin, [Mike] Green, [Kris] Letang..." *drools* Yes, please. [ESPN($), Puck Daddy]
  • Five thoughts on Monday's rookie game between the Caps and Flyers that saw the Caps' rookies fall 1-0... to a team in Flyers jerseys. What a time to be alive. [WaPo]
  • Scott Murray, the new associate goalie coach for the Capitals, has some ties to his new home in Hershey. [Patriot-News]
  • If and when the NHL decides to expand, teams will have to make some players available in an expansion draft. So... what might that look like? [ESPN($)]
  • A handful of Capitals turned out in style at this year's Sneakerball, where Mike Green was presented with the JB Impact Award for his work with the community. Well deserved! [Caps Overtime (Pic 1, Pic 2, Pic 3, Pic 4]
  • Earlier in the evening, Karl Alzner, Eric Fehr and Tom Wilson hung out with fans at Verizon Center for the team's open house and got a look at the pretty, pretty ice. [Caps Outsider]
  • Happy 47th birthday to Craig Billington, happy 51st to Tony Camazzola, and happy 63rd to Gord Brooks.
  • Finally, reflections on the life of Garnet "Ace" Bailey, one of almost 3,000 people who lost their lives on September 11th, 2001, from former Caps' teammate Gord Lane. [Caps Outsider]
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