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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Battling it out in the Metro division, readying for camps both rookie and training, and more.

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Our first GIF Tournament is officially over... which means we can now officially stop bugging you to vote in our first GIF tournament. Everyone's a winner! [Rink]
  • Camp is almost here, guys. It's almost here. Almost. Soon.  [Dump 'n Chase]
  • The boys can feel it, too, with 16 players already in town (and more arriving daily), ready to get things going. [WaPo]
  • The Caps made at least two important moves off the ice this summer... although one might say swapping Adam Oates for Barry Trotz would trump either one. [SI.com]
  • The playoff race could be a tight one this year - so where will the Caps finish up? [CSNW]
  • Place your votes now to decide which Metropolitan Division team had the best - and worst - offseason. [NJ.com (bestworst)]
  • Fantasy poolies, be on alert - Evgeny Kuznetsov could be a potential sleeper pick this year. [THN]
  • Meanwhile, Alex Ovechkin is anything but a sleeper pick among right wings (although apparently not the top pick). [NHL.com]
  • Spotlight on: Ovechkin and Trotz. [Yahoo!]
  • Spotlight on: Nicklas Backstrom. [THW]
  • With rookie camp just days away, add Miles Koules, Tyler Lewington and Liam O'Brien to the list of kids hoping for a training camp invite next week. [Medicine Hat NewsLa Presse]
  • Partying or not, Fort Dupont Ice Arena is a local landmark that needs - and deserves - help to keep up the outstanding work they've been doing for decades. [RMNB]