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Thursday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Welcome Zach, capology, Joel Ward bids farewell and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • No press release from the team yet, but word on the street has forward Zach Sill signed with the Caps on a one-year, two-way contract. [Truro Daily News, WaPo]
    • Sill may, or may not, remember Tom Wilson from a dust-up last year. [Caps Outsider]
    • He seems a likable enough fellow; earlier this summer he played chauffeur for some kids from his hometown so they could go to prom. [Metro Halifax]
    • And then, we have this. [@kikkerlaika, @pfholden]
  • When your league has a salary cap, spending wisely is key. How does the Caps' cap management stack up? [Rink]
  • Five things you may not know about T.J. Oshie . Though honestly it's pretty hard to not know that first thing. [Pressbox DC]
  • The case for reuniting John Carlson and Karl Alzner on the blueline. [StarsandSticks]
  • Previewing the Caps' new-personnel penalty kill. [S&S]
  • Competition in the Metro Division is still predicted to be nutz next season. [, Broad Street Buzz]
  • Oh hai there 2015-2016 Super (Travel) Schedule. The Caps have the 7th fewest travel miles in the Lig this upcoming campaign, and their thirteen back-to-backs are three fewer than last season. [On The Forecheck]
  • In which we learn that the team was testing some new real-time player tracking and monitoring systems during DevCamp... [WaPo, NoVa Caps Fans]
  • ... possibly related to this system. [sporttechie]
  • Speaking of DevCamp, free-agent invite Cody Murphy wrapped up his week at Kettler by signing a one-year contract with VIK Valsteras in the Allsvenskan league. []
  • The Caps have posted the video from the scrimmage. [Monumental video (Part 1, Part 2, Interview with AGM Ross Mahoney)]
  • Joel Ward talks about saying goodbye and charts his course West. Fare thee well, Wardo. [WaPo]
  • Finally, happy 49th birthday to Mikhail Tatarinov, and happy 24th to Nate Schmidt.