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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Day Three of the Barry Trotz Era in review, Ovechkin Ovis it up at the Kremlin, and more.

Patrick Smith

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  • New head coach Barry Trotz' media tour continues apace, and his Caps' coaching philosophy begins to coalesce:
    • It's about accountability. [CSNW]
    • It's about backbone. [106.7 The Fan]
    • It's about overachieving. [The Tennessean]
    • It's about teh fancystats. [WaPo]
    • It's about the defens...oh wait. I can haz Alex Ovechkin? And Nick Backstrom? Alrighty then. [Puck Daddy]
    • It's about balance. And a plethora of readily-available Home Depots. [DC Sports Bog]
    • It's about maximization... [NBC4]
    • ... and relationships... [WaPo]
    • ... and communication. [Express]
    • It's about winning. [RMNB]
  • The circle comes complete - Barry Trotz returns to the Caps' organ-i-zation. [WashTimes]
  • He certainly seems like a cool guy to run into at the airport. [DC Sports Bog]
  • The Caps drafted the BCA - the best coach available. [DSP]
  • For new GM Brian MacLellan, it's time to b-e-a-g-g-r-e-s-s-i-v-e. [CSNW (video)]
  • Rock the Refresh. [Talk the Red, NHL.com]
  • Whither former Pred Joel Ward under Trotz, his once-and-future coach? [CSNW]
  • Wardo's teammates seemed pretty enthused... [WaPo]
  • ... as did he, reporting from Roland Garros in Paris. [TSN (video)]
  • The year in:
  • Oh, Alex. You know Mr. Putin hates rock-paper-scissors. [RMNB]
  • Looky, Damien Cox wrote a thing. [Toronto Star]
  • Shall we play a game? [@JapersRink]
  • Finally, happy 65th birthday to Willie Brossart and happy 39th to Jason Allison.