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Wednesday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Predictions of what the Caps' mix-and-match lineup could look like in October, players hanging with fans and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • A couple of days ago Barry Trotz chatted about, among other things, what his lineup could look like come the fall; yesterday, everyone else weighed in. [WaPoCSNWNBC4]
  • It's been a summer of change for the Caps, but at the end of the day what hasn't changed is the guy it all revolves around. []
  • There's plenty to like about the NHL product these days, and plenty of reasons why. [Dump 'n Chase]
  • Caps' first-round pick last month, Jakub Vrana, was among those leading the Czech team at the WJC camp. []
  • Potentially making an impact at #19 this season is #38 for the Caps, Jack Hillen. [CSNW]
  • Fun fact: the Caps and Flyers came very close to having joint custody of the ECHL's Reading Royals...we call weekends and all the Jewish holidays. [Patriot-News]
  • Connor Carrick hung out with Caps fans at the season ticket open house at Verizon Center... [Caps Outsider]
  • ...and Evgeny Kuznetsov and Dmitry Orlov hung out with a Caps fan at a soccer game... [RMNB]
  • ...while Joel Ward hung out with Scarborough-based rap duo APB in their new video. [Complex]
  • Nathan Walker closes in on his shot at the NHL. [ThePostGame]
  • L'Anse Creuse North High School will hold its annual alumni hockey game today to raise funds for injured LCN graduate Joel Zito - with some help from fellow grad Steve Oleksy. [Macomb Daily]