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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Caps' prospects have deep NHL bloodlines, Mark Nemish talks summer workouts and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Sorting out the defensive pairings and planning the menu for a dinner date with Alex Ovechkin, in this week's Japers' Rink Mailbag. Keep those questions coming - you ask, we answer! [Rink]
  • Taking another look at possible line combinations for the Caps this season. [BrooksLaichyear]
  • The Caps hired an experienced coach in Barry Trotz and promoted from within with Brian MacLellan - and both of those methods have produced results in the past. [RMNB]
  • Caps' strength and conditioning coach Mark Nemish talks about summer workouts, his familiarity with Trotz and working with kids vs. veterans. [CSNW]
  • Riley Barber, Christian Djoos and Andre Burakovsky all have fathers who once played in the NHL... old man take a look at my life, I'm a lot like you. [Dump 'n Chase]
  • With just over two months to go until opening night, the Caps are filled with questions. What else is new? [TFP]
  • The upcoming season could hinge on how the Caps perform in their longest home and road streaks. In other words, they probably need to... go streaking. [Talk the Red]
  • #17 on a list of potential impact players for 2014-15 is the ice cheetah himself, Jason Chimera. [CSNW]
  • The South Carolina Stingrays renewed their affiliation with the Caps earlier this summer; now they've gone into cahoots with the Bruins, as well. [Post and CourierNESN]
  • After signing Justin Peters to back up Braden Holtby, the Caps have a goaltending tandem that could be a sleeper pick for fantasy hockey enthusiasts. [THW]
  • Former Cap Jeff Halpern is just one of many NHL veterans waiting for the free agent market to heat up again after the early July spending spree. [AZ Central]
  • Nike's focus on the Russian market, which kicked in last year when they signed Ovechkin ahead of the Sochi Olympics, might be hurting their stock prices today. [Oregon Live]
  • Like being in front of the camera and behind it? Enjoy sports? You could work for Monumental Sports & Entertainment. [NHL Jobs]