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Wednesday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: the national TV schedule is released, the myth of Orlov-Green struggles is debunked, plenty of celeb gossip and more.

Rob Carr

Your savory breakfast links:

  • You could say that Mike Green and Dmitry Orlov struggled when on the ice together last year. You'd be wrong, of course, but no one will stop you from saying it. [Rink]
  • NBC Sports Group has released their national broadcast schedule for the year, and it looks like we've got (at least) a dozen Mike Milbury rants about Alex Ovechkin coming our way in 2014-15. [NHL.comCSNW]
    • Speaking of schedules, be sure to adjust yours - the NHL has announced time changes for a couple of Caps' games on this year's slate. [Caps]
  • Get a look at the latest prospect ranking for the Caps from our pals over at Dobber Sports. [Dobber]
  • And catch up with one of the newest prospects, Jakub Vrana, in this chat from Development Camp. [Monumental video]
  • The 24th-most impactful player for the Caps in 2014-15? John Erskine. Considering that the team only dresses 20 players on a nightly basis... well, draw your own conclusions. [CSNW]
  • Because it's the offseason and every sports writer has turned into a stringer for People magazine, here are a bunch of links about Ovechkin's recent breakup. Enjoy. [Tennis.comTennisXESPNRMNBDeadspin]
  • That breakup is just the latest in a rough six-month stretch for Alex. Nothing a bit of sun and surf can't heal, though, right? [Grantland]
  • In Hershey news, center Jeff Taffe has left the Bears - and the AHL - after landing a gig in the Swedish Elite League. [Patriot-News]
  • After turning an impressive development camp into a pro contract last year, Michal Cajkovsky is paving the way for other undrafted prospects. [CSNW]
  • Finally, happy 45th birthday to Andrew Cassels and Dmitri Khristich, and happy 23rd to Dmitry Orlov.