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Sunday Caps Clips: Closing Out Development Camp

Trevor Bruess, via <a href="" target="new">A.L. Huber on Flickr</a>
Trevor Bruess, via A.L. Huber on Flickr

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  • Estimates vary, but upwards of 4,000 mostly red-clad fans packed Kettler Capitals Iceplex for the 2010 Development Camp finale and Capitals Fan Fest. The Caps put on a good show for the fans, with free public skating, the traditional equipment sale, special deals in the pro shop, and a hour-and-a-half autograph session with Hockey Hero Brooks Laich. [Review by Capital Spirit, Pictures by Caps Snaps
  • Vogs closes the book on camp (and his season - brilliant as ever). [Dump 'n Chase]
  • Did we mention it may very well be a haunted equipment sale? [Jumping the Glass]
  • Oh, and it was really really packed.  Hockeytown packed. [Puck 'n Hockey]
  • Quote of the day: ""It’s fabulous," Capitals head coach Bruce Boudreau said about the turnout.  "I can’t picture another team in our league having as many as three-thousand people coming to watch a summer scrimmage game...It’s quite a testament to the enthusiasm of the fan base and the loyalty of the fan base to come out.  It makes you proud to be a Capital." [CSN/Allen Popels]
  • With the skill players looking largely gassed after a demanding week, the Development Camp finale scrimmage belonged to the grinders.  The game was tied 2-2 at the end of regulation and remained tied at the end of overtime.  Cody Eakin scored one Gimmick goal for the Red team in the shootout, but White prevailed with goals by Stanislav Galiev and Andrew Miele and the "Away" team skated off with the victory. [SB Nation DC]
  • But the spotlight was stolen in the second period by a pair of fights. Anthony Pisano and Joe Finley decided to reprise their bout from the first scrimmage, then Stefan Della Rovere took exception to a slash administered to teammate Cody Eakin and challenged Trevor Bruess to have a go.  They went, and Delly sent Bruiser off to the penalty box with a freshly rearranged nose - face, sweater, and ice covered in blood. [FanShot Videos - Finley/Pisano, Della Rovere/Bruess] [Other videos - Holly GoLightly yourwayback] [Discussion - Adventures of a Hockey N00b]
  • More Russians, more cupcakes, more fun. And a pretty pile of practice pucks. [RMNB]
  • Russians can have fun one at a time, too. [Caps Today]
  • Coach Boudreau named his "all-camp" team - invitees Miele and Eric Alexander (Ferris State), and prospects Evgeny Kuznetsov, Marcus Johansson, Cody Eakin, Dustin Stevenson and Joe Finley. [CI]
  • It's Graduation Day, and the dean is handing out the diplomas.  Remember that commencement is not an end, but a beginning. [Peerless]
  • Zach Miskovic won't need surgery. [Patriot-News]
  • Pictures! [takingnames, DChi606, dfndr13A.L. Huber, Caps Snaps (warmups), Caps Snaps (game), Punch In The Face]
  • More on Ilya Kovalchuk vs. Alex Ovechkin. [PHT]
  • Is a Monumental Network in the cards? [SB Nation DC]
  • Finally, happy 52nd birthday Glen Currie.

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