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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: It's Steven Oleksy Day, Ovi is in it for the hugs, and yes, Mike Green's condo has plenty of scooter parking.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • It is Steven Oleksy Day here at the Rink:
    • Back home in Chesterfield, MI, five-minute chats with around-the-way Binky are suddenly stretching into 45-minute convos with that top-six defenseman from the Washington Capitals. [CSNW]
    • Representing at his post-FanFest presser. [Monumental]
    • But move past the "aw, shucks" exterior and meet Commissioner Oleksy, presiding over the Eastside Elite Summer Hockey League. [Gongshow Hockey (with a sticktap to Hooks Orpik for hitting us up with the link)]
  • A few more hits from DevCamp:
    • Andre Burakovsky had a stand-up sit-down with Vogs. [Monumental]
    • Madison Bowey had a solid, if not spectacular camp. [CSNW]
    • Hometown kid Sam Anas got a writeup from a hometown paper. [Gazette.com]
    • Western Michigan has some roster problems with the departure of Garrett Haar. [USoH]
    • And over in Russia, the men of Traktor Chelyabinsk dutifully cycled, lifted, and obstacle-coursed for the cameras for their annual first-day-of-KHL-training-camp glamour shots. [RMNB]
  • Adam Oates modeled his hockey moves on those of metric football legend Stanley Matthews. [Greatest Hockey Legends]
  • Incoming! When Alex Ovechkin shows up at your goal celly, you had best brace yourself. [Puck Daddy]
  • You can have Mike Green's pad. But Greenie is keeping his aura. [DC SportsBog]
  • Give blood this Saturday, meet Paul Mulvey and Errol Rausse. It's just that simple! [Herndon Patch]
  • Finally, happy 55th birthday Glen Currie.