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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: World Championship updates, an interview with Grabovski's agent, player reviews and more.

Alexander Nemenov

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  • World Championship updates:
    • Team Russia loafed a bit in the first period, got yelled at by Coach Znarok in the first intermission, and turned on the jets and the cannonfire and defeated Kazakhstan 7-2Alex Ovechkin had two assists and the team now waits to see if Evgeny Malkin will join them. Their next game is on Saturday vs. Latvia.
    • Fun stat - Russia's team SH% in this tournament is 18.8.
    • Team Germany was edged 3-2 by SwitzerlandPhilipp Grubauer observed the game from the press box. Germany will take on Belarus on Saturday.
    • The Caps' Canadians will face Denmark today, and Belarus gets the Finns.
    • Speaking of Canada, they are just now appreciating the awesomesauce that is Joel Ward. [L-P]
  • Mikhail Grabovski updates:
    • His game-winner against Switzerland on Tuesday had the added benefit of winning 75 million rubles for the youth hockey program of his choice, courtesy of the President's Sports Club. [belnovosti.by]
    • His agent Gary Greenstin seems to say that the Caps are still on Misha's short list, but that he will have a long line of suitors come calling on July 1. [belarushockey.com]
    • Ask Grabovski - Misha is taking your questions, courtesy the IIHF. [IIHF]
  • The year in:
  • Wherever they go, whatever they do, they're gonna go through it together. [Peerless]
  • Dan Bylsma might (or might not) be a good fit for the Caps. [Jumping the Glass, CSNW]
  • And maybe Reading Royals coach Larry Courville should interview for the Hershey gig. [pennlive]
  • And this guy would make a great GM for the Caps. Handsome, smart, good on the forecheck. Ask anyone, they'll agree! Or else. [Puck Buddys]
  • Eat like Ovi... [WaPo]
  • ... but don't golf like Connor Carrick. [RMNB]