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Saturday Caps Clips: Green Means Go

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Mike Green looks to get back on track, Barry Trotz talks strategy, camp continues for the rookies and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Fresh off his honeymoon, Mike Green is ready to get back to work and eager to return to form under a new coaching staff. [WaPo]
  • All the news from Day 2 of rookie camp out at Kettler:
    • In general. [Monumental video (TrotzBoweyWalkerHerbertRinkside Update)]
    • Profiling the Caps' second-round pick in 2013, defenseman Madison Bowey. [Caps OT]
    • New contract in hand, Cameron Schilling is ready to make his case for a roster spot on a suddenly very crowded Washington blueline. [WaPo]
    • Rookie camp veteran and newly-inked prospect Chandler Stephenson is expected to play a big role in the 2014-15 Hershey Bears. [Patriot-NewsWaPo]
    • Although older than most of their fellow attendees, 25-year-olds Wade Epp and Braden Pimm are still rookies and are looking to use this week's camp as a launching pad for a spot in Hershey. [Patriot-News]
    • The coaches are putting the prospects through their paces with some good old-fashioned speed tests to see just how well the kids have done with their offseason preparation. [WaPo]
  • More from Barry Trotz, as he talks about his intro to coaching. [CSNW]
  • After looking at the advanced stats from their rookie seasons, did Alex Ovechkin deserve to win the Calder over Sidney Crosby? [BrooksLaichyear]
  • From left-wing Alex Ovechkin to right-wing Alex Ovechkin, and back to the left again, at least to start camp... []
  • ...and why that plan to keep him on the left side makes perfect sense. [The Score]
  • More on Ovechkin's visit from earlier this week with some very lucky young hockey players. [CSNW (and video)]
  • Previewing and projecting the 2014-15 season for Eric Fehr. [Stars and Sticks]
  • Finally, happy 38th birthday to Jose Theodore.