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Friday Caps Clips: Meet the Press

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The first on-ice sessions of training camp get underway, looking ahead to the 2014-15 season and more.

Mike Carlson

Your savory breakfast links:

  • All the training camp goodies you could possibly want, and a few more after that: 
    • Let's get it started! [Dump 'n Chase]
    • Get yourself ready for camp and learn about the battles that will be fought in the coming weeks with our Training Camp Primer. [Rink]
    • Hear from some of the players as they get back to work. [Monumental video (OvechkinBackstromAlznerCarlsonBrouwerLaichFehrHoltbyNiskanenOrpik)]
    • After some time on the couch, Tom Wilson is on the mend from the broken ankle he sustained over the summer and talks to Mike Vogel about the healing process. [Dump 'n Chase]
    • Where there is training camp, there are storylines... and where there are storylines, there are articles about those storylines. [Pressbox DCESPN]
    • As Barry Trotz gets ready to open his first training camp in DC, he's got plans for the captain and the team as a whole... and the success is in the details. [WaPoAP]
    • Meanwhile, new assistant coach Todd Reirden could have a significant impact on Mike Green. [BrooksLaichyear]
    • Trotz and Reirden are just two of the many new faces at Caps' camp this year, on and off the ice. [Patriot-News]
    • Five questions as the Caps open camp... [CSNW]
    • ...and five things to watch at camp from a Bears' perspective. [Patriot-News]
  • Take a gander at how the Caps' blueliners stacked up against the rest of the League in terms of their neutral-zone play. [Rink]
  • Previews! Get yer season previews!
  • New Caps' blueliner Brooks Orpik talks about his decision to join the Caps. [CSNW]
  • Ben Raby breaks down the top ten Caps games to watch this season in the Morning Drive. [Capitals Voice]
  • Ranking every team in every league across a series of metrics as ESPN's annual Ultimate Team Rankings are out. [ESPN]
  • Hey, NHL (and fans of the NHL) - it's a new year, which means it's time to make a few resolutions. [Grantland]
  • The Caps have installed a new display at Verizon Center sure to make Sidney Crosby twitch in agony. The hats... the hats!! [CapsWaPo]
  • Not able to get out to Verizon Center for any of the Caps' preseason games? No worries, because the NHL Network will be airing a handful of them. [NHL.com]
  • Analyzing NHL.com's mock fantasy draft, or "why drafting Alex Ovechkin is somehow a risk in a game that rewards you for drafting point-producing players". [NHL.com]
  • Ovechkin gets asked to guess his rating in NHL15, gives awesome answers, is delightful. [THN]
  • If you need something to go "aww" over, check out these pictures of Karl Alzner playing street hockey with some kids (and Batman) at last weekend's Race for Every Child. [The Bay Net]
  • Finally, happy 53rd birthday to Don Beaupre.