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Friday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: A glut of goalies (and goalie coaches) in the District, developing a "team-first" program and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Predicting the "Trotz Effect" on the Caps' top stars, predicting who could skate alongside them, predicting the Winter Classic venue... all that and more in this week's Japers' Rink Mailbag. [Rink]
  • The Caps have been busy shoring up the crease this summer, adding a couple of goalies in the last month and bringing in veteran coach Mitch Korn. [Dump 'n Chase]
  • Meanwhile bench boss Barry Trotz and his assistants are putting together a "team-first" program for his new squad. [CSNW]
  • A look at some storylines heading into Caps' training camp, which is just a little over a month away. [THW]
  • Could Alex Ovechkin eventually end up in the Hockey Hall of Fame? Could, should and will if clear heads prevail. [Bleacher Report]
  • The Caps' potent power play has had a couple of strong quarterbacks in John Carlson and Mike Green; with Matt Niskanen in the mix now, too, who should take the lead? [NBC4]
  • Next on the list of impact players for 2014-15: Michael Latta, who checks in at #22. [CSNW]
  • We've all been sucked into the Wikipedia rabbit hole a time or two, and Down Goes Brown dives in headfirst to dig up factoids (or "factoids") about all 30 teams. [Grantland]