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Monday Caps Clips: Follow the Leader

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Leadership 101, questions for the new season, the rookies prep for Philly, Jakub Vrana speaks and more.

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  • Barry Trotz talks leadership and accountability. A must read. [CSNW]
  • Assistant coach Todd Reirden chats with John Walton for your Morning Drive. [Capitals Voice]
  • There is cause for optimism after an offseason of change. [Frankovic, Adomanis]
  • Questions abound as the League prepares for a non-lockout, non-Olympic season. Right at Numero Uno we find - how healed is Ovi' s knee, really? [HB]
  • Mike Green isn't looking past this season to his next contract. [TFP]
  • Marcus Johansson's season in preview. [Stars & Sticks]
  • Rookie Camp Updates:
    • Today is the last day of camp before the rookie squad heads up I-95 to take on the future Flyers. Practice begins at 9:30.
    • Decisions, decisions. "Where will Andre Burakovsky play?" is one of the more important questions that need to be addressed as main camp opens. [CSNW]
    • Go big or go home - defenseman Michal Cajkovsky has the "big" part on lockdown, and, y'know, the Caps have been thin at "Hulking Slovak Defenseman" for several seasons now... [WaPo]
    • Finally, Jakub Vrana talks about life on a line with Burra and Caleb Herbert. [Rinkside Update (video)]