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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes with links to notes on training camp in Hershey, Ovechkin and Laich in Europe, the ongoing labor situation and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

● Hershey's training camp is in full swing:

○ The Caps' coaching crew is getting their feet wet with the Bears. [Capitals Voice (Oates, Johansson)]

○ Thankfully they'll have some help in seasoned vet and Hershey head coach Mark French. [Patriot-News (video)]

○ Checking in on a trio of netminders - Braden Holtby, Brandon Anderson and Philipp Grubauer [Patriot-News (and again), Stack the Pads (YouTube)]

○ And some pics. [Bears in Pics (Group A, Group B)]

● Put the scrapbooks and corkboards away - Monumental Sports & Entertainment is introducing their new digital ticket system. [Capitals, DSP, CSNW]

● Pessimism: We're inching closer to the loss of the first regular season games of the 2012-13 season. [Puck Daddy]

● Optimism: But maybe don't kiss the entire season goodbye just yet. [NHLNumbers]

● A panel of statistical analysts sat down to rank the top signings of the summer. Add a box of Bugles and some light beer and you have got yourself a par-tay. [Hockey Prospectus]

● Get ready to feign shock: the Caps are only the third-most popular team in the DC metro area, behind the NL East Champion (!) Washington Nationals and RGIII's team the Redskins. [WTOP]

● Our very own JP sits down with CapsCast to talk about the Caps and, of course, the lockout. [CapsCast]

● In case you've forgotten where the boys have scattered thus far, the Post has a pretty new map to help you keep track. [WaPo]

Brooks Laich lost his, scored his first goal for the Kloten Flyers... [Japers' Rink]

● ...while his captain lit it up in the KHL, picking up a goal and an assist in Dynamo's 5-1 win over Neftekhimik. [Alex Ovetjkin, RMNB]

● Through its history the Capitals organization has employed its fair share of lovable role players, from Bobby Gould to Quintin Laing and everywhere in between. So who's your fave? [RtR]

● A look back at the Caps' 1975-76 season, in which they won a whopping 11 games and it was an improvement. Good times. [Capitals]