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Thursday Caps Clips: Training Camp Eve

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Training camp opens today, though it won't look like much since it's all off-ice.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Hello, hockey. The Caps veterans report for duty today, with physicals and off-ice testing on the agenda.
    • Training camp proper, with skating 'n' sticks 'n' stuff, starts tomorrow. [Caps Today, WaPo]
    • 66 players are on the camp roster, a list that must be whittled down to 23 by October 7. [CSNW]
    • New bench boss Barry Trotz is playing for keeps. [CSNW]
    • Help wanted: A sixth defenseman while Dmitry Orlov rehabs his wrist. [CSNW]
    • Can't we all get along? The Caps camp question o' the day - how will the new coach mesh with his superstar forward? [Eye on Hockey]
  • Appreciatin' Nicklas Backstrom. And take note, TPTB - maybe Eric Fehr should be riding shotgun on Nick's other wing. [BLY]
  • All-Wing winger Alex Ovechkin is at the top of this and every other list of Metropolitan non-centermen... [Rink]
  • ... and ever so modest. [RMNB]
  • Ten games to circle on the ol' sked for 2014-15 in your Morning Drive. [Capitals Voice]
  • Crystal ballin' Marcus Johansson, and the year in preview for John Carlson. [Peerless, THW]
  • 40 for 40 - The Caps are kicking off their 40th Anniversary celebrations by inducting 10 more Caps to their All-Time Team, as voted on by the fans. Here's how one Caps blog voted. [DSP]
  • Oh hai there Sasha Pokulok, what's new? Oh, a lawsuit. Oh, and it's against the NHL. Over head injuries? Oh, my. [TSN]
  • Finally, happy 48th birthday to Tom Chorske.