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Wednesday Caps Clips: Let the Games Begin

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Previewing the season that officially kicks off tonight, the team that will hold its horses until Saturday and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Hear what the players, coaches and GM had to say as they sat down to share a meal with the local media. [Monumental - press conferences (TrotzMacLellanHoltbyWilliamsJohanssonOshieOvechkin) and with Mike Vogel and John Walton (MacLellanTrotzKornOvechkin)]
    • What's it like to have lunch with a slightly bruised T.J. Oshie? Live vicariously through this account of just such an event. [PuckBuddys]
    • Chatting with Braden Holtby about the season ahead. [ESPN980]
    • Seriously, guys. Stop calling him Mr. Game 7. [CBS DC]
  • Inconclusive conclusions about the Caps' penalty kill. [Rink]
  • Previews and predictions of the 2015-16 season... which officially gets underway tonight:
  • Just what does it mean when we say that an NHLer or an NHL team "plays the right way"? [National Post]
  • Sounds like the timetable for Nicklas Backstrom is closer to being set - and the news, so far, is good. [WaPoCSNMAWashTimesAP]
  • Delving into the final roster cuts made by the Caps, including the somewhat surprising release of Derek Roy. [WaPoCSNMA]
  • A decade has passed since Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby made their respective NHL debuts. Feeling old yet? []
  • Bad contracts, hooray! [My NHL Trade Rumors]
  • 'twas a summer of betrothals for a couple of Caps. [Fox5 DC]
  • With the Caps' final cuts made, a handful of players have joined training camp in Hershey. [Patriot-News]
  • Breaking down some of the key free-agent departures and arrivals for the Bears. [Patriot-News]
  • Finally, happy 66th birthday to Jim Hrycuik, happy 27th to Cameron Schilling...
  • ...and happy 2015-16 season to us all!