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Monday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Typical late-July fare kicks off the week.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • The weekend in "Trading Mike Green." [The Sports Column, and look for some Rink analysis later today.]
  • The weekend in Brooks Orpixels - his contract and others like it are going to bring about the End Times, probably.  Also he was a minus-3 last season. [THW]
  • In which Slava Malamud provides his analysis of the Caps' offseason moves and thoughts on whether Alex Ovechkin will be playing hockey in Ostrava this upcoming May. [Sport Express (link in Russian)]
  • Saturday's INOVA Hospital blood drive at Kettler this coming Saturday will feature a Joel Ward bobblehead, a Joel Ward Caps t-shirt, and very possibly a visit from Joel Ward himself. [Caps Outsider]
  • The Chicago hockey team is pretty darn excited to be playing in DC for the Winter Classic. Just ask them. [CSN Chicago, PHT]
  • There have been only three Italian-born hockey players to suit up in the Show.  Caps prospect Thomas DiPauli aims to become the fourth. [CSNW]
  • Blueliner prospect Blake Heinrich is eyeing the Caps' defensive depth chart. [CSNW]
  • Finally, the annual "Icebreakers" charity hockey tournament in Sweden will take place in early August.  Marcus Johansson is on the announced roster; Nicklas Backstrom is not. [Allehanda, webben7]