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Saturday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: A few leftovers from last week's Development Camp, debunking the myth of Orlov and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Nice look at why popular opinion, which seems to have cast Dmitry Orlov as an offensive defenseman, may not be quite right. Damn mob mentality. [RMNB]
  • The Caps are probably done spending on free agents (at least for now), but if they're not, there are some players still available - albeit players with a bit of risk attached. [CBS Sports]
  • Detroit fans and media have been pondering the idea of Mike Green in a Red Wings' jersey for the past few weeks. But now they've been joined by fans in... San Jose. TWIST! [THW]
  • Prospect roundup:
    • Checking in from camp with 2012 draftee and rising Notre Dame senior, Austin Wuthrich. [Monumental video]
    • The road to his first pro contract, a one-year deal signed with the Bears back in June, has been a bumpy one for Garrett Haar. [CSNW]
    • Slovenian center Jan Urbas chats about his time at Development Camp and his experience at the Olympics in Sochi. [RMNB]
    • Fun fact: Vitek Vanacek liked the Caps growing up, which is pretty impressive if you consider that he only really "grew up" in the last few years. []
  • Nashville fans embrace the hatred of the Metropolitan Division... but find it tough to do with the Caps. We feel you, Preds fans, we've been trying to hate them for years. [OtF]
  • It probably goes without saying, but Tom Wilson should get more minutes next season. That said, let us not forget the new Caps' motto. [THW]
  • With the help of some NHLers like Nicklas Backstrom, Bauer put together a pretty slick content marketing plan - Operation Vapor. [HuffPost]
  • Rapper A$AP Rocky wore a Jaromir Jagr Caps' jersey in his new music video... thus marking the most work that's ever been done in that jersey. The hands full of money part looks familiar, though... [WaPo]
  • Happy 41st birthday to Scott Walker.
  • And finally, here's Nationals' pitcher Ross Detwiler wearing a Caps shirt because it's funny and because it's July: