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Wednesday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Ovi does the media thing, Mitch Korn and Braden Holtby go on a vision quest, Schilling is re-upped and more.

Bruce Bennett

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  • As teams start to move away from straight up "dump and chase" hockey, the focus may shift to a more controlled variation: "chip and chase". [Rink]
  • Reflecting on a time when the late Garnet "Ace" Bailey suited up for a fledgling Caps' team. [Rink]
  • The Alex Ovechkin media tour of NYC is in the books:
  • New goaltending coach Mitch Korn is already making his mark on his charges, recently taking Braden Holtby on a "vision quest"... albeit without the Johnny Cash-voiced coyote. We think. [WaPo]
  • The Caps aren't the only ones trying out new tactics; the Bears are trying an experiment with assistant coach Ryan Murphy's in-game placement during the upcoming preseason. [Patriot-News]
  • Their prospect depth may not always get the most respect, but the Caps do boast some of the top prospects in the League. And how those two things can both be true... 'tis a puzzlement. [NHL.comCSNW]
  • Speaking of prospects, the Caps have re-signed defenseman Cameron Schilling to a one-year, two-way deal, and in doing so have locked up their final unsigned player... for now. Huzzah! [CapsPatriot-NewsWaPoCSNW]
  • Looking ahead to the 2014-15 season for Jay Beagle... [Peerless]
  • ...and the entire Caps' forward corps. [THW]
  • The battle for top-line winger alongside Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom will be one to watch as training camp opens in a few weeks. [Puck Daddy]
  • Fort St. John, BC-native Braden Pimm will be among eight free-agent invitees attending this year's rookie camp, which kicks off tomorrow. [Energetic City]
  • If you're a betting man (or woman), feel free to place your money on the over or under at the Caps hitting 88.5 points. [Puck Daddy]
  • Sweden has become a prospect-producing machine for the NHL in recent years, with some of the top young players growing up under the Tre Kronor. []
  • Drafted by the Caps back in 2002, defenseman Patrick Wellar is departing the Hershey Bears after six years, two tours of duty and one Calder Cup to be a player-coach in the ECHL. [Patriot-News]