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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Recaps of yesterday's rookie game loss, Ovi's may have a new "hot stick" and more.

Patrick McDermott

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  • Marcus Johansson is signed, sealed and delivered... but how does his deal compare to his peers? [Rink]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on yesterday's rookie game loss from Monumental video (Oates, Wilson, Wey, Stephenson), Vogs and RMNB.
    • Adam Oates is no fan of fighting, especially in rookie scrimmages... [WaPo, CSNW]
    • ... but they happen. And happened. [RMNB, Capitals Outsider]
    • But Oates wasn't behind the bench - new Bears bench boss Mike Haviland was. [Patriot-News]
  • In other "Washington loses to Philly" news, Alex Ovechkin partied with the hoi polloi before that debacle out at FedEx last night. [RMNB]
  • More notes from rookie camp:
    • Nate Schmidt is ready for his first pro season... [WaPo]
    • ... and then there's Connor Carrick. Could he be a Bear this year? [Patriot-NewsRMNB]
    • Brandon Anderson is aiming high, but there are several netminders ahead of him on the depth chart. [CSNW]
  • Speaking of prospects, Corey Pronman is out with his list of the Caps' Top-10. Great work, as always. [Hockey Prospectus, and for funzies, Pronman ranked the top-100 prospects in the League (ESPN ($))]
  • Also, Evgeny Kuznetsov's shoulder might be a mess. [RMNB]
  • After all the hemming and hawing over the summer, George McPhee's offseason report card is in, and his parents will be very proud. [Eye On Hockey]
  • Today in Ovi nontroversies, the Caps captain can apparently make it from Greece to Chicago in less than two days because, y'know, airplanes exist. [WaPo, CSNW, SI, PHT]
  • Also, Ovi plans to go to the net more this year. FYI. [CBC]
  • Nice piece on new associate goaltender coach Scott Murray. [Northern Life]
  • Karl Alzner has a nice contract (well, from the Caps' perspective, at least). [Ottawa Citizen]
  • Hey, Mr. D.J. [Caps Outsider]
  • Best of luck to David Steckel, who will be trying out for a spot on the Wild. [Star Tribune]
  • Finally, happy 31st birthday to Staffan Kronwall and happy 53rd to former assistant coach Tim Hunter.